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Old 01-24-2013, 02:26 PM
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There first in line at 8:20. As reported no Service Grades but some really nice finds! Found 3 Rack Grade HRAs. Stocks were a little rough but all of them gauged 2 or better. One was a touch over 1 with HRA barrels. One had a very serviceable HRA 3/8 DAS stock. All had HRA barrels. Nice winter project stocks. The Kimbers are back and some were BEAUTIFUL! Almost tempted (again) there but enough is enough on the Kimbers. Got a 1530 rnd can of Carbine ammo. A nice value! .39 a round. Also got a 200 round can of HXP for our club use. My Bud My Turn went with and made the trip a great adventure. Thanks Bill..The rack grades were great and some great shooters came home. Lots had cartouches but barrels were shot. Those looking for stocks and parts guns did well on those examples. All in all an A+ day. Bob said enough Carbine ammo to last a little while longer. Over and Out..Gary
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:35 PM
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You had me at "really nice finds," haha.

I'm heading there tomorrow, gotta check the rackers for a few more shots at a consecutive! Any unusual serial number ranges in the HRA rackers? 4.6, 5.4, 5.7s?
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:56 PM
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You had me at "really nice finds," haha.

I'm heading there tomorrow, gotta check the rackers for a few more shots at a consecutive! Any unusual serial number ranges in the HRA rackers? 4.6, 5.4, 5.7s?
I looked through most of them and didn't find anything unusual, except for the 4.7 HRA that had an O-66 rebuild marking on the top of the receiver. Almost bought that one, and probably should have. It might still be there on Saturday if Gary didn't snag it.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:26 AM
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I looked through most of them and didn't find anything unusual, except for the 4.7 HRA that had an O-66 rebuild marking on the top of the receiver. Almost bought that one, and probably should have. It might still be there on Saturday if Gary didn't snag it.
I picked up 2 HRA rack grades Saturday. Will be delivered tomorrow. One of them is a 4.7 sn. I was going for 2 to convert with new 308 barrels. If mine is the O-66 rebuild, what is the significance? Should I leave it be and purchase another project rifle? I'm a long time gun enthusiast, but a newbie in the Garand game. Any help would be appreciated! Thx.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:47 AM
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I picked up 2 HRA rack grades Saturday. Will be delivered tomorrow. One of them is a 4.7 sn. I was going for 2 to convert with new 308 barrels. If mine is the O-66 rebuild, what is the significance? Should I leave it be and purchase another project rifle? I'm a long time gun enthusiast, but a newbie in the Garand game. Any help would be appreciated! Thx.
Garands marked "O-66" on the top of the receiver were rebuilt by Marine Corps armorers. The one I saw in the North Store racks looked as though it had been rebuilt again, but I don't know that there is any way to tell for certain. If you bought that rifle, you might try shooting it as is - as I recall, the barrel readings weren't bad, and I suspect it was graded Rack because of the stock.

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Old 01-24-2013, 03:21 PM
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I wouldn't be surprised if Gary got it.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:41 PM
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What did the Navy B/Rs look like? How many?
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:47 PM
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What did the Navy B/Rs look like? How many?
There were 39 of them in the racks when I visited yesterday. They looked good overall, but most of them had high throat erosion readings (over 7 or 8). Muzzles were generally close to or under 2. I found six of them with throat erosion readings under 5, and I picked one of those out for an out-of-state buyer.

If you're making a trip to buy a Navy BR, call the guys at the North Store first, and they'll let you know what remains.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:58 PM
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:18 PM
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Pretty sure one of the RG was a 4.6 Let you know when they arrive. Had em shipped. Bob also said most of the ones we grabbed were put out this am. He didn't give a time frame on how long the Carbine ammo would last. Guess one guy bought $56,000.00 worth. No that's not a misprint
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