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Old 06-04-2013, 08:33 PM
timbo937 timbo937 is offline
 
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Default New Garand (first one!)

This past Friday evening, I decided to make the trip to the North Store to check on availability of a HRA SG and to look around.

I was the first customer. There were about 20-25 HRA SG to choose from. After looking through the racks, I narrowed my choice down to two. Jim at the desk, inspected them for me and helped me choose a 5.6 HRA with a HRA barrel and SA trigger group. I was able to get one with no Greek park on any components. The card stated it was a 2 at the muzzle and 2 at the throat. Jim gauged it for me and he said it was more like 1.25 at the muzzle and just under two at the throat.

It has a pumpkin stock, but after getting numbers like that, who cares? I refinish or replace over the winter.

I picked up a can of HXP and a box of enblocs to round out my purchase. I took it out Sunday and I'm shooting it better than the loaner rifles at my club's highpower shoots. Tomorrow will be my first club shoot with it and I am very excited.

My thanks to Jim at the desk, Melissa and "The Boss" in the office in making my first M1 purchase a very pleasant one. I hope to be able to make another visit in July to pick up some more ammo and tools.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:37 PM
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HAHAAHAHAA, like it will be your last? I can remember when I said just one.... I am Bamajim and I am a Garandaholic.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:50 PM
IEW55 IEW55 is offline
 
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Sounds like a good score! The stock is an easy enough fix. There are plenty of pumpkin stock refinishing threads here.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:26 PM
Fightinghalpins Fightinghalpins is offline
 
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Sounds just like mine, i have a 5.6 HRA with original barrel and a 42-43' SA trigger group and op rod. I am just wrapping up a linseed oil finish on my pumpkin stock and it looks much better. Congrats but now you have the disease. I told my self i need atleast another surplus bolt action before i buy another garand but if i have the opportunity at a IH all bets are off. One thing i will say is its been tough finding a proper trigger group for this thing.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:40 PM
MH53Gunner MH53Gunner is offline
 
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Congrats on your first of many more to come. The pumpkin stocks may not be the best lookers, but they do have a tight lock up.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:24 AM
GarandGrabber GarandGrabber is offline
 
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Congrats on your first of many more to come. The pumpkin stocks may not be the best lookers, but they do have a tight lock up.



Pumpkins can be OK..Congrats on #1..Many Happy Returns
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:11 PM
M2Phil M2Phil is offline
 
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Congratulations, and heed the words of bamajim.
Ever seen the movie "Reefer Madness"?
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:36 PM
bergerboy bergerboy is offline
 
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C'mon, its not so bad when you Embrace the Pumpkin!
http://s1297.photobucket.com/user/Be...ed60b.jpg.html

Actually - its can be made into quite a rich looking stock when its "not so pumpkiny".

http://s1297.photobucket.com/user/Be...b068f.jpg.html

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Old 06-07-2013, 07:14 PM
Mosinnewbe Mosinnewbe is offline
 
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Congratulations! I got one Wednesday.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:44 PM
MH53Gunner MH53Gunner is offline
 
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Pumpkins can be OK..Congrats on #1..Many Happy Returns
You did a great job with the stock. Look forward to the final product. This should give inspiration to others that are not pleased with the orange color.
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