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Old 01-31-2010, 01:51 AM
asleepatthereel asleepatthereel is offline
 
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Just signed up tonight from Pearland Texas. Looking forward to getting an M1carbine as a special gift for my father. Then when I can save up the money, I want what to me is the ultimate rifle- The famous M1 Garand. Cant wait to hear the ping!
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:42 PM
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Welcome new member from Texas.
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:55 AM
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Welcome to the forum. That will be a great gift. This forum and Garands are addictive.
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:06 PM
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Welcome to a fellow Pearlander.
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:08 PM
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Glad to have you on board.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:19 PM
BeNotAfraid BeNotAfraid is offline
 
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Howdy and welcome!

Always glad to have another Texan on board.

You're right--the M1 Garand is a beaut!

The carbine is light and easy without much kick.

But that .30/06 of the M1, it can "go the distance!"
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:40 PM
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:46 PM
asleepatthereel asleepatthereel is offline
 
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Thanks Yall. Ive been perusing the forum and learning alot about the rifles. Im an avid shooter, but for the most part, my weapons are all modern day stuff, so the Garand and Carbines are new to me. Ive always admired them from afar and drooled over having one of them. My dad told me that when he was in the USAF back in the early 60s that the carbine was his duty rifle. This was back in the old days of the Strategic Air Command. He says he didnt shoot all that much, being the boom flyer on KC135 refuelers, but every chance he got to shoot, he loved the carbine. I also found out from him recently that both my grandparents worked for Underwood as part of the war effort, so the carbine Im getting him will be an Underwood as well. Dad is a great man, who has taught me alot and is always there for us in times of need, and I have always wanted to find a way to express my appreciation for him. I think it was in American Rifleman magazine that I read a story about a WWII Soldier that had told his son lots of stories from the war, and how greatly respected the Garand was. He could still recite the serial number of his. Anyhow, his son found the exact rifle with the same serial number, and bought it for his dad. That was the inspiration behind my quest for an Underwood Carbine.

Im hoping that the stock on the one I get is serviceable, without too many gouges or cracks. Since this will never again be sold, I want to have his name, service, and years served engraved on the stock. I know there are probably some purists here who would balk at doing something like that, but I want to really show my dad how much I appreciate him, and I think in this instance at least, it could be forgiven.

The other option Im thinking about is finding a place or person with the wood working skills that can produce a new walnut stock for it, and save the original one as well. From the reading I have done, I am thinking I will need to wait and have the carbine in hand as there are several different types. High wood, Low wood, 2 or 4 screw handgaurds, and other things like that.

Thanks for the warm welcome. I look forward to reading Yalls posts.

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Old 02-03-2010, 08:42 AM
Lario Lario is offline
 
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I think it's a great idea to retrofit an Underwood to look like your dad's.

Best thing is to get two, retrofit one, work to correct the second, and.....

Oh heck, get three of them. Underwood parts are plentiful right now.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:17 AM
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Bubba sez Welcome!

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