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Posted: 2/3/2006 4:37:02 PM EDT
A friend is willing to part with his M1 Garand. it is a h&r. the barell is stamped blue sky / arlington va. is there anything specific I should be looking for or shell out the 600 and be happy?
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 4:46:56 PM EDT
I've seen a Blue Sky M1 Carbine.

Get someone who knows Garands to inspect it before laying money down is my best advice.

Seriously.

Danny
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 4:54:48 PM EDT
Blue sky imports are from Korea look the bore, op rod over closely, many of these Korean M1's were well used/abused, others were'nt. Piston head on op rod should be .525 minium and about .526-7 max, They are easily rebarreled if needed and easily converted to .308 if wanted. Action should fit tightly in stock, with NO fore/aft movement No side to side movement. If it meets CMP critera for Service grade, go ahead and buy if not, negoitate a lower price or walk away... If you walk from this one Try the CMP...You won't be sorry..
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