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New Project - M1 Garand 7.62 x 51

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New Project - M1 Garand 7.62 x 51

Postby hayes1966 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:54 pm

Well I picked up a M1 Garand 7.62 x 51 barreled receiver.

Springfield Armory - 1943

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Barrel is unused and from May 1965.

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Three bolts failed the Field check on the gauges but I was able to get a new bolt that works fine. Top one.

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I have two sets on National Match sights and one regular sight that I can use.
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I had a gas cylinder with the front site but it was worn so I opted to track down some new old stock parts.

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Now surfing the net to find the remaining parts. I am in no rush so I will take my time and get the best parts for this.


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Postby SR9 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:23 am

Nice project, should be great when you get it finished.
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Postby hayes1966 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:57 am

I think this will out shoot my M1A when I am done.
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Postby SR9 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:47 am

I will be interested in pictures when it is done. I enjoy projects, just have not had the time to do any lately.
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Postby Mike-Sid » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:00 am

hayes1966 wrote:I think this will out shoot my M1A when I am done.


I'm going to start saving my money, which one will you sell first? Or will you sell me that AR10??

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Postby hayes1966 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:41 am

The Fal refinished by the "Good Folks at Oxford Armory" will be the first to go.
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Postby hayes1966 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:03 pm

I have a HRA 30-06 that had a SA trigger group installed. I kept it like that due to the cost of the HRA trigger group. I finally found a HRA one, cost me a small fortune but now I have this sweet trigger for the 308.

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Operating rod is in excellent condition a bit pricey though.

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It mics out perfect.

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There are few sites that sell new old stock garand parts and after a few weeks searching I found most of the pieces. The white plastic part prevents you loading 30-06 rounds into the rifle.

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The latch clip was described as very good but the pictures on the auction were not clear. I'm not happy with this and have a new old stock one on the way.

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Postby SR9 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:55 am

Looks like it is starting to come together. Should be a nice build.
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