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Orlando 12-03-2017 07:05 PM

if it shoots better than you do why mess with it??

rob30-06 12-03-2017 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by lesssparks (Post 1660077)
My original intensions were to get a service grade Garand and re-barrel it and do what ever else needed to be done to make it a really good shooter. After learning when the receiver was made, all I could envision was the workers at Springfield Armory working long hours to build as many rifles as possible due to Pearl Harbor. I assume the receiver date does not add much in value, being that it is a service grade rifle. What would you do, leave it as it is or make it a project gun? I could always buy another SG to tinker with. Please don't twist my arm. LOL

This barrel has a TE=4 and ME=2. Even so, it still shoots better than I do. I am really enjoying shooting it.

I would shoot it an enjoy it and not change it much if you don't have to.
just my 2 cents,
Rob

69Shelby 12-03-2017 10:49 PM

Congratulations on what sounds like a great rifle! I have one that is a close relative (about 450 rifles earlier than yours). I would love to see more pictures when you can post some. Welcome to the forum

lesssparks 12-04-2017 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by 69Shelby (Post 1660132)
Congratulations on what sounds like a great rifle! I have one that is a close relative (about 450 rifles earlier than yours). I would love to see more pictures when you can post some. Welcome to the forum

Thanks for the welcome. Below are links to a few more pictures. In the later pictures you will notice I have put on a milled trigger guard, a National Match rear site aperture, and a leather sling. At this point, I do not plan to make any more changes.

http://www.lessparks.net/m1/img_0005.jpg
http://www.lessparks.net/m1/img_0006.jpg
http://www.lessparks.net/m1/img_0007.jpg
http://www.lessparks.net/m1/img_0008.jpg
http://www.lessparks.net/m1/img_0009.jpg
http://www.lessparks.net/m1/img_0010.jpg
http://www.lessparks.net/m1/img_0011.jpg
http://www.lessparks.net/m1/img_0012.jpg
http://www.lessparks.net/m1/img_0013.jpg
http://www.lessparks.net/m1/img_0014.jpg
http://www.lessparks.net/m1/img_0015.jpg
http://www.lessparks.net/m1/img_0016.jpg
http://www.lessparks.net/m1/img_0017.jpg
http://www.lessparks.net/m1/img_0018.jpg
http://www.lessparks.net/m1/img_0019.jpg
http://www.lessparks.net/m1/img_0020.jpg
http://www.lessparks.net/m1/img_0021.jpg

rob30-06 12-04-2017 02:03 PM

The stock looks to be a Springfield. It may be the stock that was on it when it went thru rebuild in 1963.
Is the stock bedded where the trigger group tightens up on it?

Rob

lesssparks 12-04-2017 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by rob30-06 (Post 1660294)
The stock looks to be a Springfield. It may be the stock that was on it when it went thru rebuild in 1963.
Is the stock bedded where the trigger group tightens up on it?

Rob

Yes the stock is bedded. It had dots of epoxy on the stock all around the area of the trigger group. I could not figure out how the dots got on the stock until I removed the trigger group. I could then see the dots were bedding compound. I tried to get as many of the dots off as possible. There are still a few small spots visible on each side.

The trigger group locked up the receiver to the stock nicely when I received the rifle. The tension is almost too great with the milled trigger guard installed - of course I do not know what "too great" is for a Garand. The finish on the milled trigger guard is not very good, but the pins have almost no wear on them. The stamped trigger guard has some wear on the pins.

jerryjeff 12-04-2017 09:19 PM

-Springfield made some of the most beautiful rebuilds with the Olive colored park,-

I saw one just yesterday at the Phx Gun Show. SA rebuild with good crisp ser. no. and deep olive green finish. I really liked it. Now that I have read this thread I'm sad I didn't pick it up. The price wasn't bad, right at a $1,000.


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