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Posted: 1/31/2006 3:51:35 AM EDT
Here's some pictures of my dad's recentrly acquired Garand






























Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:12:29 AM EDT
Very cool.

I didn't even know that there was a scoped garand back then.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:14:32 AM EDT
Very nice.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:19:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:21:18 AM EDT
Every-weekend-shooter!!
(No safe-queens in my family)


Originally Posted By Wave:
Wow! So is it a shooter or a looker?

Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:28:23 AM EDT
they have one for sale at my local gunshop. $$$$$$$$$
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:45:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pyro6988:
Very cool.

I didn't even know that there was a scoped garand back then.



Ever seen Saving Private Ryan?
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:47:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2006 4:49:02 AM EDT by twonami]

Originally Posted By whatsthedotonmychst4:

Originally Posted By pyro6988:
Very cool.

I didn't even know that there was a scoped garand back then.



Ever seen Saving Private Ryan?


that rifle was a bolt action
ETA: that was the only rifle I remember with a scope besides the german sniper
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:57:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By whatsthedotonmychst4:

Originally Posted By pyro6988:
Very cool.

I didn't even know that there was a scoped garand back then.



Ever seen Saving Private Ryan?


that rifle was a bolt action



Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:00:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pyro6988:

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By whatsthedotonmychst4:

Originally Posted By pyro6988:
Very cool.

I didn't even know that there was a scoped garand back then.



Ever seen Saving Private Ryan?


that rifle was a bolt action





damn newbs
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:55:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By whatsthedotonmychst4:

Originally Posted By pyro6988:
Very cool.

I didn't even know that there was a scoped garand back then.



Ever seen Saving Private Ryan?



Springfield '03
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 9:20:25 AM EDT
I stand corrected. I guess i have to break out the movies and start watchin again.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 9:28:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2006 9:30:23 AM EDT by whatsthedotonmychst4]
What I have gathered from Wikipedia:

"The sniper versions, introduced in WWII, were also used in Korea and part of Vietnam."

and

"Most variations of the Garand never saw duty, with the exception of the sniper variants. The sniper versions were Garands modified to accept scope mounts, and from this came two systems. These are M1C (formerly the M1E7) and M1D (formerly the M1E8). However, neither were produced in significant quantities during the second World War. The only difference between the two versions is the mounting system for the telescopic sight"

So, i guess they had SOME in WWII... But im still wrong on the movie referencehttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/M1C.jpg/400px-M1C.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/27/M1D.jpg/400px-M1D.jpg
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 9:31:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bjwar10:

Originally Posted By whatsthedotonmychst4:

Originally Posted By pyro6988:
Very cool.

I didn't even know that there was a scoped garand back then.



Ever seen Saving Private Ryan?



Springfield '03



1903A4 to be exact.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 9:38:39 AM EDT
awesome gun.
Since you said you shoot it.....how does it shoot? What kinda groups are you able to achieve and what ammo do you push through it? Just wondering because I really want one of my own.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 10:33:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:

Originally Posted By bjwar10:

Originally Posted By whatsthedotonmychst4:

Originally Posted By pyro6988:
Very cool.

I didn't even know that there was a scoped garand back then.



Ever seen Saving Private Ryan?



Springfield '03



1903A4 to be exact.



Sorta, kinda, but not really. No A4s had Unertl scopes
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 10:56:07 AM EDT
Shouldnt there be an entrance exam. Its almost like they don't teach the fundamentals at airsoftarmy.com at all any more.


Punani, beautiful shooter. I would take that thing with me everywhere.

JR
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 1:18:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Punani:
Here's some pictures of my dad's recentrly acquired Garand



Excellent, I like the worn park, adds mojo (aka, character) to the rifle!!
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:24:05 PM EDT
Never saw a sling like that before. Did it come with the rifle?
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 7:46:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2006 8:40:22 PM EDT by warlord]
Punani: Nice rifle.


Originally Posted By twonami:
they have one for sale at my local gunshop. $$$$$$$$$


If you're going to buy that rifle, be sure to double-check it was an authentic M1D/M1C. Many people have assembled one by buying pieces and assembling them.

BTW: I have an unfired by me M1D, I was lucky enough to be drawn by the CMP lottery. All of the acessories are still in the brown paper bags. All of the M1Cs were auction off in the thousands of dollars range, which is way too rich for my blood.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 8:23:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2006 8:25:29 PM EDT by tangeant]
Hope he didn't pay much for it ! Doesn't look right ...

It is a pretty low serial # M84 scope though !
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 10:08:13 PM EDT
outstanding!
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 3:11:10 AM EDT
Don't know what he paid, I don't think it was very much. He lives in Europe, so stuff like this tends to be more pricey over there.
Are you serious? What doesn't like right?


Originally Posted By tangeant:
Hope he didn't pay much for it ! Doesn't look right ...

It is a pretty low serial # M84 scope though !

Link Posted: 2/1/2006 3:31:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By warlord:
Punani: Nice rifle.


Originally Posted By twonami:
they have one for sale at my local gunshop. $$$$$$$$$


If you're going to buy that rifle, be sure to double-check it was an authentic M1D/M1C. Many people have assembled one by buying pieces and assembling them.

BTW: I have an unfired by me M1D, I was lucky enough to be drawn by the CMP lottery. All of the acessories are still in the brown paper bags. All of the M1Cs were auction off in the thousands of dollars range, which is way too rich for my blood.


they want way too much. I like Garands but not that much.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 4:26:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2006 4:29:58 AM EDT by warlord]

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By warlord:
Punani: Nice rifle.


Originally Posted By twonami:
they have one for sale at my local gunshop. $$$$$$$$$


If you're going to buy that rifle, be sure to double-check it was an authentic M1D/M1C. Many people have assembled one by buying pieces and assembling them.

BTW: I have an unfired by me M1D, I was lucky enough to be drawn by the CMP lottery. All of the acessories are still in the brown paper bags. All of the M1Cs were auction off in the thousands of dollars range, which is way too rich for my blood.


they want way too much. I like Garands but not that much.


I know what you mean. I paid "only" $1,200 for my M1D from the CMP/DCM. I couldn't even begin to afford the rarer and better built M1Cs. Even the cheaper M1Cs went for something like $3,000 and from there the sky was the limit. Thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:41:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 6:42:13 AM EDT by H2O_MAN]
There is a picture of one of these on the cover of the new Handload Magazine.

I think it's Handload, maybe Handloading
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:53:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 6:54:34 AM EDT by Colt_SBR]
Very nice rifle.

I like it. Can I have it?

I'll give it a good home. We both like in Florida. No dealer transfer needed.

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Link Posted: 2/2/2006 7:39:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Colt_SBR:
Very nice rifle.

I like it. Can I have it?

I'll give it a good home. We both like in Florida. No dealer transfer needed.

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So tempting.......

My dad lives in Europe, so unfortunately, the M1 is there as wel...
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:41:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 8:44:51 AM EDT by Garand06]

Originally Posted By whatsthedotonmychst4:
What I have gathered from Wikipedia:


"Most variations of the Garand never saw duty, with the exception of the sniper variants...
...So, i guess they had SOME in WWII...



You oughta try engaging your brain and not believing everything you read.

At the beginning of WWII there were only two variations of the M1: Springfield and Winchester.

Tim
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 5:37:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Garand06:

Originally Posted By whatsthedotonmychst4:
What I have gathered from Wikipedia:


"Most variations of the Garand never saw duty, with the exception of the sniper variants...
...So, i guess they had SOME in WWII...



You oughta try engaging your brain and not believing everything you read.

At the beginning of WWII there were only two variations of the M1: Springfield and Winchester.

Tim



That is just copied and pasted. I never was trying to say at the beginning of WWII there were many types of Garands. There is more to the quote than what you just decided to cut out.
That specific section that you caught on to refers to Garands in general used throughout other wars such as korea and so forth.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 5:49:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By whatsthedotonmychst4:
That specific section that you caught on to refers to Garands in general used throughout other wars such as korea and so forth.





It was also our front line weapon in Korea.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 5:52:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 5:54:04 PM EDT by Garand06]

Originally Posted By whatsthedotonmychst4:

There is more to the quote than what you just decided to cut out.





Probably everyone but you realizes that. That is why there are 3 periods ( ... ) before and after the words, it signifies something was left out.
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