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Old 12-19-2011, 10:07 PM
pcbowman pcbowman is offline
 
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Hello All,

First, thank you to everyone for an excellent sight with lots of great information! Just joined the forums last night while starting to research my first M1. A garand has always been a dream of mine, but it turns out this M1 needed a new home. It is a very rough Inland. Barrel date 1-45 which agrees with the 674xxxx receiver number. This is my first M1 and as rough as it is I am going to at least make a shooter out of it. Using information from here and other sources it appears (at least to me) that is probably not a mixmaster. It will be going to a local gunsmith who specializes in military arms of the WWII era. Any comments, suggestions, questions, etc concerning this are welcome.

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Old 12-19-2011, 11:56 PM
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Where did you get that? looks in dire need of some care, hope your gunsmith can do it up nice. Would like to see some pics if possible when its done. By the way the pic's are of a M-1 Carbine and not a Garand.
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:08 AM
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Wow! You got your work cut out for bringing that War Baby back to life...
Good luck. I'd start with a new Criterion barrel from CMP. Do a search of this Forum and look for the fellow that offered to do some free sand blasting - perhaps he'd help ya.
Merry Christmas and welcome to the board.
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:25 AM
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Will be posting pics as work gets completed. The pics are of the M1 I just got. I've always wanted a garand.
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Old 12-20-2011, 01:18 AM
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Poor choice of words in the previous posts. The pics are a carbine not a garand, somehow both posts sound like I think it's a garand.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:35 AM
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pcbowman, Welcome and good luck with your carbine project. You have some work ahead of you but should be able to bring it to completion. Eddie
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:17 AM
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Thank you everyone for the encouragement. Preserving anything older than I am is very satisfying especially anything from the greatest generation. If it weren't for those guys, and gals, we would be speaking German or Japanese! The stock already looks much better after a thorough cleaning with detergent and water. Still have not been able to get in contact with the gunsmith, but being this close to Christmas maybe he is out of town. I should be able to finish disassembly this afternoon, and will post pics of anything interesting or unusual.
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:37 PM
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Poor choice of words in the previous posts. The pics are a carbine not a garand, somehow both posts sound like I think it's a garand.
Welcome to the forum, the big ones are Garands and the little ones are carbines! Just kidding.... good luck with the project.
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:42 PM
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Took the "roughian" to the range last night after a thorough cleaning and check of the operation. It shot surprisingly well after I got the sites adjusted. In spite of all it's problems, the rifling is still in fair shape and it handled 75 rounds of remington 110gr fmj without a hitch. I had to manually load them all since I don't have a magazine for it yet. If anyone has a recommendation for a good magazine please let me know.
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:57 AM
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pcbowman, I have purchased very good new manufactured magazines from Fulton Armory. The last time I looked a 15 rounder was $15.00 + shipping. If you can find some, USGI mags in good shape are desirable. Eddie
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