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Old 11-08-2019, 05:45 AM
jayej2156 jayej2156 is offline
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Location: Martinsville, Va
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I'm sure there are lots of guys that can work on a Garand as good as the best armorer, when putting on parts to correct a rifle, & knowing what parts are good, bad, worn, etc. By the same token, there are also a lot of guys that aren't as knowlegable, & correct a rifle with questionable parts. A nice rifle, is a nice rifle, corrected or mixed, but I would be wary of buying unless I knew something about who worked on it.
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Old 11-11-2019, 02:32 AM
GMTECH485 GMTECH485 is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Tacoma, Washington
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I have barreled dozens of M1s and M14 clones and everyone of them was a better rifle for it. It's not rocket science to screw on a barrel and check head space.

I've even paid to have so called experts do it who's names some you guys would probably recognize ,who screwed it up.

That's why I tooled up and learned to do it my self.

As for restorations Ive done a few that turned out great and I would challenge all but the most astute to pick them out.

That said I always started any restoration with an original barreled reciever and only used excellent condition, original finish parts otherwise what's the point.

I agree , different strokes for different folks but never assume that it cant be done well by an educated hobbyist with an eye for detail.

I have to admit that I have seen many more poorly done restorations than ones well done.
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