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Old 01-08-2017, 04:09 PM
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Does anyone have any intel on how those Drill Rifle receivers looked?
Are you thinking M1 Garand or 1903-A3 Drill Rifles?
I would be happy to look them over Thursday while I am there though I am way more familiar with the M1 Garands.

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Old 01-08-2017, 04:12 PM
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The M1 Garand drill rifles. They are not listed on the website for sale but thoughts of reactivating one and building up from a reclaimed receiver have been bubbling to the top with all this cold weather.

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Old 01-08-2017, 04:21 PM
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The M1 Garand drill rifles. They are not listed on the website for sale but thoughts of reactivating one and building up from a reclaimed receiver have been bubbling to the top with all this cold weather.

Thanks.
The Garand drill rifles can be a source of some interesting parts and wood. I have purchased several over the years.
Trick is to find one where there was not tooooooo much heat applied to the receiver ring when the chamber was filled with weld. You also really want one where the Op-Rod channel is not welded up.
I recently built an M1D Tanker in 7.62 NATO with a really nice 700K SA original finish receiver that had no heat discoloration. It really is perty.

Hand selection is the best bet.
Since the inventory changes with time as they are bought up, you just about need a scouting trip just prior to your own trip to the store.
I would not be brave enough to mail order one of these if they were available.

just sayin,
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:04 PM
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Does anyone have any intel on how those Drill Rifle receivers looked?
The 03 receivers had some pretty crappy welds on the receiver, but I didn't look at all.
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:18 PM
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In new store there are normally about 3-4 M1 drill rifles on sale rack, old store was 20-30 to pick from, so selection is very limited.
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:13 PM
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The Garand drill rifles can be a source of some interesting parts and wood. I have purchased several over the years.
Trick is to find one where there was not tooooooo much heat applied to the receiver ring when the chamber was filled with weld. You also really want one where the Op-Rod channel is not welded up.
I recently built an M1D Tanker in 7.62 NATO with a really nice 700K SA original finish receiver that had no heat discoloration. It really is perty.

Hand selection is the best bet.
Since the inventory changes with time as they are bought up, you just about need a scouting trip just prior to your own trip to the store.
I would not be brave enough to mail order one of these if they were available.

just sayin,
Rob
The barrel weld is another weld area to watch. None of the Drill M1s I have gotten so far showed any heat at the chamber. But the one coming this time will have to stay a drill rifle. Not only does it show the effects of the barrel/receiver weld but also shows the left bolt lug area had to be welded.

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Maybe through the mail, but at the store they come with the 03-A3's.
If it comes from the auction, Carbines, scopes, 1903/1903A3/1903A4, barreled receivers, M1s, and a few other things come in hard cases.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:29 AM
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One looked great, but the other two were a bit of a grab bag IMO, specifically a Greek park on the receiver.
Off topic a bit but is a Win M1D all that uncommon. I ask because I have one and have always been curious if being that it's a Win makes it any more desirable? It is authentic and complete with scope, etc...
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:35 AM
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Off topic a bit but is a Win M1D all that uncommon. I ask because I have one and have always been curious if being that it's a Win makes it any more desirable? It is authentic and complete with scope, etc...
I don't think I've ever seen a break down of the M1Ds by receiver manufacturer, but I'm guessing that WRA is the rarest. They definitely do NOT come with the scope though, but you can buyou a repo one down at the shop.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:46 AM
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I don't think I've ever seen a break down of the M1Ds by receiver manufacturer, but I'm guessing that WRA is the rarest. They definitely do NOT come with the scope though, but you can buyou a repo one down at the shop.
Oh I know how they come now. Mine originated from the CMP when they were available as a complete package.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:48 AM
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Oh I know how they come now. Mine originated from the CMP when they were available as a complete package.
Ah, gotcha. I had heard about some of those DCM lottery guns that come with the mount, scope, shipping papers, etc, but that was unfortunately before I got bit by the USGI bug.
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