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Old 10-18-2010, 12:00 AM
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Larry
The repro welded one looks exactly like mine......

Just for curiosity how much do the Repro cost vs GI?
It just depends on how lucky you are on an auction. I recently noticed that SARCO had a limited quantity of USG for $200. Numrich sells the repro for $75.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Just two days ago I bought the USGI one I pictured for $165, with what appears to be an unissued, uninstalled USGI mounting block. I got lucky. I alsi am getting a killer deal on an M1D original barrel in almost new condition from a forum member here. Another lucky break. Now I can actually build an accurate M1D for competition without spending $1500 for a SG M1D.

Larry
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:27 AM
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Just finished reading "The M1 Garand 1936 - 1957" by poyer and Riesch on page 191 and 192. They say you can identify a repo by 4 characteristics...

1. The casting is rough and not well finished especially in the hinge area
2. The screw holes in the hinge piece are not counter sunk
3. The right screw hole is drilled through the mount bracket (however every mount I looked at has this screw through the bracket so I don't know if this is accurate)
4. The spring loaded plunger is usually not installed

I have received mine yet but will let you know once it arrives. Post pics when you can

Last edited by Thor; 10-18-2010 at 01:25 AM. Reason: Updated point 3
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Old 10-18-2010, 01:01 AM
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I think I paid 175 for an NOS USGI mount still in the military packaging early on this year. I had another GI mount but it was well worn and didn't fit the rifle snugly. The new mount slops around until it is fully tightened, then there is no budging it. I think the flats of the scope ring work against the barrel mount more than the pin does anything.

I put in my order for an M1D the day they were released this year and it is one of my favorite rifles... its the way an M1 Garand "should" be in my eyes. It will go into the woods with me for deer this year...
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Old 10-26-2010, 04:50 PM
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Old 10-26-2010, 04:53 PM
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Old 10-26-2010, 04:55 PM
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you can see where the spring loaded detente pin was cut flush along with grinding on the lower mount "foot"


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Old 10-26-2010, 04:57 PM
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For the fix on this I think I will end up building up that lower foot so i can cut it down to take out the play while I m shopping for a GI model....
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:54 PM
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For the fix on this I think I will end up building up that lower foot so i can cut it down to take out the play while I m shopping for a GI model....
There is a guy selling Italian made scope mounts that look to be identical to USGI. They were made for the M1D's, M1C and BM59 rifles used by the Italians. I recently bought an M2 flash hider from him and other than the name of the Italian Company that made it on the thing you would swear it was a Hart M2. He said he has several of the flash hiders.

Look here: http://cgi.ebay.com/Garand-M1-flash-...item230b329150

He had a scope mount listed a couple of days ago. I'll bet he has a stash of the mounts as well and would be willing to sell a set for a decent price. It might be a decent alternative.

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Old 10-26-2010, 09:05 PM
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Larry
Thanks for the lead, I ll look into that...
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