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Sometime back I was looking over the extra parts I had on hand for the garand. Seemed that I had enough to build another rifle with the exception of a barrel and receiver. Decided I would order one of the $100 barrelled receivers from CMP .. Some details:

-- Receiver has a 6-digit serial number and was produced by Springfield in March 1942;
-- it was rebarrelled in or around 1949 with another Springfield barrel;

The only serviceable bolt I had sitting around was an H&R from a Winchester Garand that I had replaced with the correct Winchester bolt. I was a little concerned that the bolt might not headspace with a barrel that old. Installed the bolt, checked it with my headspace gages - GOOD TO GO!!

I first mounted it into an old stock set I had sitting around (barnwood)! I decided to do something that many will say is a sin -- mount it in plastic ... here is the finished product. I have run a clip through it just to test function .. everything works great ... need to get to the range and see how she will actually shoot!!







It is now one of those Black Guns!!
 

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Looks good. If it were an original rifle, I may would have to beat you down :j/k: ! But since it is a "frankenstein gun" it is ok, I suppose.
 

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I'll be glad to "ping" a few en-bloc clips with ya at the meet and greet...maybe one of you folks can show me a few tips on dis assembly of my Garand
 

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Hammer said:
Looks good. If it were an original rifle, I may would have to beat you down :j/k: ! But since it is a "frankenstein gun" it is ok, I suppose.
Well, it is still all original EXCEPT for the stock !! I know it was a sin to do it!! :NO:
 

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msredneck said:
I'll be glad to "ping" a few en-bloc clips with ya at the meet and greet...maybe one of you folks can show me a few tips on dis assembly of my Garand
Got a deal!! Love to shoot those old war tools!! That was exactly what they were made for!!
 

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Captain sorry to jack the thread, but if you have as many m14s or m1as as you do carbines and garands I will pay a premium to you for one.
 

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Rbelote said:
Captain sorry to jack the thread, but if you have as many m14s or m1as as you do carbines and garands I will pay a premium to you for one.
Wish I did -- really got caught-up in the Garand and Carbine thing and completely lost my direction as it relates to M14s and/or M1As. Only got the one!!
 

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Man I'd love to get a M1A...308 Win is my favorite caliber...Picked up a SOCOM one time...but I'd swear it weighed a ton
 

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Can't seem to get in the "mood" to let any of 'em go!! May have to equip a Platoon sometime in the future!! :0023:

I really need to get them out and do a parts inventory on each of them to see exactly what I do have - the same holds true for the M1 Carbines ... Sounds like a good project for next week!!
 

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Thanks!
 

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RIVERBILLY said:
well :drool: i sho do lak it maybe i'll get to meet up with it some time, great gun :drool:
Yea - I still want to get one of those hogs!! -- maybe with a garand!
 
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