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Old 06-26-2012, 06:48 PM
Vet1970 Vet1970 is offline
 
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Smile New Garand owner in NE Ohio

A friend let me shoot his Garand last summer and I was immediately hooked - what an amazing weapon.
Well it took almost a year but I finally visited the CMP North Store in April and picked out a SA Service Grade of my own. All SA (except for an HR trigger group) with a ME of 1+ and a TE of 2+.
Cleaned it up a bit and picked up 600 rounds of Greek ammo on subsequent trips to CMP (it is only a 1 1/2 hour trip so it is a nice get away for me).
Been out to the range twice and am going again tomorrow - I love this weapon!
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:57 PM
rsd1 rsd1 is offline
 
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Welcome to the forum from Solon. Where do you shoot? I usually go out to Grand River.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:30 PM
Vet1970 Vet1970 is offline
 
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Default New Garand owner in NE Ohio

Hi, rsd1

I also shoot at Grand River - in fact I will be there tomorrow a.m.
I'm retired so I usually try to shoot during the week - what about you?

Vet1970
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:51 PM
rsd1 rsd1 is offline
 
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Same story here. I was also going to go out tomorrow, but, my son can't get off of work. It looks like Friday now. It's funny how things work out. When I retired last year I thought I would be out there every day. In reality, I probably shot more often while I was working. Oh well, such is life.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:01 AM
Deerjager Deerjager is offline
 
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Welcome to the forum.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:36 AM
Vet1970 Vet1970 is offline
 
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Thanks, Deerjager.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:29 PM
Lee72 Lee72 is offline
 
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Rule 1 - post some pics!
Congrats on your new baby...I've really enjoyed mine and I've only had them a month.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:19 AM
Vet1970 Vet1970 is offline
 
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OK, OK
I just signed up for a photobucket account so I will shoot some pics and get them posted over the weekend.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:28 AM
Vet1970 Vet1970 is offline
 
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Default Finally took some pics

Here is my one and only.
SA SG (58261XXXI) picked up from CMP North.
Cleaned the cosmo from the metal and stripped/refinished the wood with 5 coats of TO.
Maybe nothing special - except to me.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:39 AM
Vet1970 Vet1970 is offline
 
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Forget the url.
http://s1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg513/Vet1970/
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