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Old 11-06-2019, 05:27 PM
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Beautiful looking rifle!
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:39 PM
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Thanks! It's my first ever Garand and will soon enough become a prized Christmas gift to my eldest son. After I get everything cleaned, lubed and Tung Oiled that is.

I was happy to get an 'economical' mix-master 'shooter' rather than a 'collector' type rifle and this looks like it will be just what the doctor ordered. I can easily see now how this could become an addicting hobby - lol - I've read about the CMP for decades and am glad I finally took the leap.
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:43 PM
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Thanks! It's my first ever Garand and will soon enough become a prized Christmas gift to my eldest son. After I get everything cleaned, lubed and Tung Oiled that is.

I was happy to get an 'economical' mix-master 'shooter' rather than a 'collector' type rifle and this looks like it will be just what the doctor ordered. I can easily see now how this could become an addicting hobby - lol - I've read about the CMP for decades and am glad I finally took the leap.
Very cool, I'm currently working on one for a Christmas gift to my dad. It's off getting a new barrel installed. I wanted to add some of my own work to it instead of just buying one and giving it to him.
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:58 PM
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A shallow dimple on the right side behind the stacking swivel is later WW2 SA wide base. You might also have one or two punchmarks on the underside of the bayonet lug.

You are lucky to get a Rack Grade special in which most of the parts are close to matching in finish and wear. The ones I saw at the North Store a few weeks ago were badly mismatched.

Yes, I'd say the gas cylinder assembly needs refinished but you might want to just try to trade someone for a darker one?
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Old 11-06-2019, 09:20 PM
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Nice rifle. It should make a really great shooter. I'm seriously tempted to order one.
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:25 PM
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The tung oil 'project' is progressing nicely. Three coats of the 50/50 are done. The final coat of about 80% tung oil will be applied tomorrow and then left to cure for a few days before I re-assemble the beastie. The new stock looks great, as a new stock should.

I will post pics of the finished wood work during reassembly.
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:27 PM
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Nice rifle. It should make a really great shooter. I'm seriously tempted to order one.
Hey, Christmas IS coming and you've been a good person all year.... lol
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:21 PM
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The tung oil 'project' is progressing nicely. Three coats of the 50/50 are done. The final coat of about 80% tung oil will be applied tomorrow and then left to cure for a few days before I re-assemble the beastie. The new stock looks great, as a new stock should.

I will post pics of the finished wood work during reassembly.
Did you add any stain?
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:40 PM
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No stain, the new walnut is taking on a nice tone as is.
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:48 AM
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Update - 3 coats of 50/50 Tung Oil and Mineral Spirits, final(?) coat of pure Tung Oil and now the parts will hang to dry in my bungalow hallway for a few days before I begin the final assembly process.

Side note - YES it IS great to be retired, divorced for over a decade and living alone - LOL - my home is my untidy bear cave.

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