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Old 11-06-2019, 03:06 PM
RandyP RandyP is offline
 
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Default Special Rack Grade received and Tung Oil

Honestly in person it looks a lot better than the pics, especially the gas tube -lol. But overall it is MUCH nicer than I expected from a 'lowly' Rack Grade.

Internals are of course bone dry and will be properly oiled/greased before I re-assemble the rifle.

I removed the buttplate and am in the process of applying some Real Milk Company Tung oil to the stock and handguards. First coat was a 50/50 mix of oil/mineral spirits. I applied it, waited a few minutes and then rubbed off any excess with a cotton cloth.

The woods are currently hanging from some picture wire in a doorway to dry. Once each coat dries I will lightly sand them with a 3M pad followed by a tack cloth and then another coat or two of 50/50. Once those dry over a couple days I will apply a final coat of pure Tung Oil and again allow it to dry.

Then I can assemble the rifle. If this critter functions half as well as it looks, I will be more than delighted.

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Old 11-06-2019, 03:51 PM
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Honestly in person it looks a lot better than the pics, especially the gas tube -lol. But overall it is MUCH nicer than I expected from a 'lowly' Rack Grade.














Internals are of course bone dry and will be properly oiled/greased before I re-assemble the rifle.

I removed the buttplate and am in the process of applying some Real Milk Company Tung oil to the stock and handguards. First coat was a 50/50 mix of oil/mineral spirits. I applied it, waited a few minutes and then rubbed off any excess with a cotton cloth.

The woods are currently hanging from some picture wire in a doorway to dry. Once each coat dries I will lightly sand them with a Scotchbrite followed by a tack cloth and then another coat or two of 50/50. Once those dry over a couple days I will apply a final coat of pure Tung Oil and again allow it to dry.

Then I can assemble the rifle. If this critter functions half as well as it looks, I will be more than delighted.
Your pictures aren't working, those are links to Imgur rather than to direct .jpgs. If you just post the links like this they will work although people will have to click through each one.

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Old 11-06-2019, 04:26 PM
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Not crazy about the gas cylinder or gas lock but the rest of that Rack Grade is very nice. Minimal visible pitting and the non refinished parts look real good. I think you hit it out of the ball park with that one. Enjoy you new shooter.
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Old 11-06-2019, 04:27 PM
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Open the imgur image, right click...choose “copy link”. Come back to your post and hit the photo icon (the yellow one that has mountains), simply paste the link you just copied.



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Old 11-06-2019, 04:36 PM
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OK - I 'think' I might have this figgered out - lol - thanks for the help!













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Old 11-06-2019, 05:22 PM
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I may lightly try to buff out the exterior rusty spots and then apply some Brownell's bake on flat black or some BBQ grill spray?

The gas tube also has one punch mark on the right side above and to the right of the stacking swivel screw.
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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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