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Re: M1 Garand Owners Club

Postby webby » Mon May 31, 2010 10:16 pm

Looks amazing pete, I must admit, I am particularly fond of the different wear finishes on the different wood panels! :)

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Re: M1 Garand Owners Club

Postby Wladek » Mon May 31, 2010 10:51 pm

You don't like the Garand sling? I have found them most conveniently designed and useful.
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Re: M1 Garand Owners Club

Postby jimmiroquai » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:35 pm

Here's mine. Had the wooden parts made at a furniture shop. Realsteel metal bits. Unfortunately, i couldn't find a machine shop that could replicate the fine treading on the cylinder lock for my barrel extender so he made me a new (but farby) lock instead...

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Re: M1 Garand Owners Club

Postby CHThree » Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:50 pm

jimmiroquai wrote: Unfortunately, i couldn't find a machine shop that could replicate the fine treading on the cylinder lock for my barrel extender


9/16" x 32 turns/inch.

I got a die on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RDGTOOLS-9-16-x-3 ... 5190ee91f5
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Re: M1 Garand Owners Club

Postby Joseph Porta » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:35 pm

Wladek wrote:You don't like the Garand sling? I have found them most conveniently designed and useful.



he was a sniper, a sniper would never use a sling, EVER :lol:


and nice gun pete :good:
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Re: M1 Garand Owners Club

Postby Wladek » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:35 pm

Joseph Porta wrote:
Wladek wrote:You don't like the Garand sling? I have found them most conveniently designed and useful.



he was a sniper, a sniper would never use a sling, EVER :lol:


and nice gun pete :good:


Ah, and as I take pride in being deliberately (honest) crap I use mine all the time. :giggle:
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Re: M1 Garand Owners Club

Postby Barrie and Anne » Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:26 pm

Why don't snipers use slings?

Do they have someone to carry their rifle for them or something?


EDIT - oops nearly put a rogue apostrophe in there!
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Re: M1 Garand Owners Club

Postby Tarnish » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:43 am

The US Army field manuals of the day actually illustrate the use of the sling as an aid to marksmanship, no bipods on sniper rifles back then after all.
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Re: M1 Garand Owners Club

Postby William » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:39 am

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Re: M1 Garand Owners Club

Postby brokenhal0 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:42 pm

Firstly Greetings my second post . After agreeing to a vietnam game of airsoft with my friends i spent time looking for an M1 or 2 but got plesantly side tracked by a 6mm TM 14 conversion with real wood fore and real steel fittings on Arnies .. It came with a well painted plastic stock and to be honest looks the part so for now my pennies are going on the internals . I got a 14 mid cap with it and two converted short mags . These short mags suit me just fine . but as i said i have only two . i have tried contacting shoot and scoot on the off chance they could help but so far no reply .. SO... can anyone tell me what the mags possibly are / were so i can fabricate more ;)

He he silly mod ... placed a small square of sticky sided foam in the mag well so when i hir the release catch it throws the mag not unlike the clip . :) makes me smile any way ..

As i said internal upgrades are due as internaly she was bog standard and the site this was intended for allows modified DMR fps and the auto function has been removed ...lipos are going in and a active breaking mosfet and a hybrid motor for trigger responce . i should have it back in a few days so as soon as i do ill post pics

IF anyone has any relative information as to the Garand being used in the Nam i would be interested ... never hurts to justify dated kit ;)
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Re: M1 Garand Owners Club

Postby mikoyan99 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:12 pm

Yep, they were issued as sniping rifles, at least early on.
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Re: M1 Garand Owners Club

Postby spiers » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:31 pm

mikoyan99 wrote:Yep, they were issued as sniping rifles, at least early on.
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This isn't really the place to start a dispute about whether they were or not, but the M14 (M1 Garand with an extended magazine and a few other slight alterations) were available at that point, why the hell would they use Garands...not sure that's accurate at all.
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Re: M1 Garand Owners Club

Postby brokenhal0 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:42 pm

just got back from a rummadge in dropzone in surry ... I dont know the availability of garand parts normaly, but they have imaculate stocks with the grease paper still on the buttplate for £30 one of which i have brought to see if we can mill out to take the 14 aeg .. were looking at a smaller systema motor and machining the housing so as not to weaken the stock ... They also have a box full of metal clips .... They have a beautiful de-ac garand but to pricey for me :slap:
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Re: M1 Garand Owners Club

Postby brokenhal0 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:49 pm

spiers wrote:
mikoyan99 wrote:Yep, they were issued as sniping rifles, at least early on.
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This isn't really the place to start a dispute about whether they were or not, but the M14 (M1 Garand with an extended magazine and a few other slight alterations) were available at that point, why the hell would they use Garands...not sure that's accurate at all.


lol not trying to start a dispute just trying to justify taking my baby to a Nam game . ( been told that they were also issued to advisers )

Again a noob to this era ( just got so caught up in the ethos ). trying to find a replica M81 /82 / 84 scope and more details on the offset mount if anyone can help
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Re: M1 Garand Owners Club

Postby spiers » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:59 am

Pretty sure they had M14's but I'm not an expert!
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