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Old 06-04-2018, 12:17 PM
Mcheath Mcheath is offline
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 2
Default Greetings from California

Hi y'all. Totally new to M1 rifles but not to firearms, plenty of friends in the safe for my new field grade to hang with. Got it sitting by my 1884 model Trapdoor on the one side and M38 Carcano on the other. They'll have a lot to talk about I'm sure. 😊

And on our first outing with it my 25 year old son got one helluva case of Garand thumb! Bit him and good the first time he tried to load it. Yikes.

I don't see Garands much in my neck of the woods. Only one guy I know personally has one and he never shoots it. Rarely see them at the local range. ARs are everywhere now, despite the states efforts to exterminate them.

My field grade arrived at my door surprisingly fast after placing the order. Op rod spring was in seven pieces, but the CMP zipped out a replacement. Hackberry stock that's been so discussed here stained brown, I rather like it and plan to try refinishing it. Lovely old time rifle, machined steel, well fit together, I can see now why people get hooked on them.
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Old 06-04-2018, 01:38 PM
Big_Red Big_Red is offline
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Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: TX
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Welcome to both the Garand world and the forum...sometimes synonymous!
Garand thumb is indeed a rapid self-critiquing and self-teaching moment.

As others will state, look forward to pics, especially with your results on the hackberry stock.

Again, congrats and welcome,
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Old 06-04-2018, 01:54 PM
Smal Smal is offline
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Location: Cocoa,Florida
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Welcome good to hear CMP got right on that spring problem you will find they have excellent customer service and are just a good bunch of folks down there,Oh Boy I bet your son won't do that again i remember the first time I got a thumb education that way thankfully it was not to bad, Enjoy the forum and all it has to offer
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Old 06-04-2018, 02:14 PM
epm729 epm729 is online now
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Highland, NY
Posts: 1,891

Welcome Mcheath,
I also come from a state that doesn't much trust their citizens with fire arms. Let's hope we can get the right people elected next time around. Good luck with your M1. Please post some pictures of it along with your trapdoor. Eddie
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:53 PM
corpsman5 corpsman5 is offline
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Nashville, TN
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welcome from Tennessee!
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:47 AM
GM1MAN GM1MAN is offline
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: South & North
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Welcome aboard.
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:16 AM
63tango 63tango is offline
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: California
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Welcome from California also. Have fun with that Garand.
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Old 06-26-2018, 12:59 PM
DRAGON64 DRAGON64 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Alabama
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Welcome from Alabama!
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