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Old 01-15-2011, 12:14   #1
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16" Garand

Some of you may find this blasphemy, but being a garand fan I had to have one. A 16" "tanker" type garand called a mini g made by Tim Shufflin.

This may turn out to be the ultimate gun for hog hunting out of my jeep.

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Old 01-15-2011, 12:26   #2
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I'd have to handle one to make a solid decision.
Looks like it COULD have it positives!
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:29   #3
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All things considered including collectable, historic and so on I don't see any real benefit in doing that. There are plenty of other options that out weigh a modified Garand.
If you have enough spare parts on hand to build what you want it would make for a cool project but I would build the real thing.
What I would like to see is a company that will produce a real M1A / Garand in 6.8 and 16"-18" barrel and I'm not talking about a Mini 14.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:53   #4
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Originally Posted by Carbine85 View Post
All things considered including collectable, historic and so on I don't see any real benefit in doing that. There are plenty of other options that out weigh a modified Garand.
If you have enough spare parts on hand to build what you want it would make for a cool project but I would build the real thing.
What I would like to see is a company that will produce a real M1A / Garand in 6.8 and 16"-18" barrel and I'm not talking about a Mini 14.
Of course there are plenty of other options. I enjoy bowhunting even though all my rifles are superior hunting weapons.

I also enjoy hunting with my correct grade garand even though it is by far not my best hunting rifle(and sucks from a vehicle or stand due to it's size).

I think I will enjoy hunting even more with this lighter, more agile weapon.

For me the ideal hog gun is semi auto, quick, large caliber, without a protruding magazine. This may be perfect in that role. It will sure be fun in any event!

I'm fairly certain you can get this in a number of different calibers if interested.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:02   #5
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I'm a fan of the traditional M1 Garand myself, but I think this modified version looks cool!

Of course, I'd love to hear a report from you, after an upcoming hog-hunt with it. BTW, I think you've made some good points with regards to handling.

Just curious...did you also consider a Springfield M1A SOCOM or SOCOM II model? I think that would have been a good option to meet your needs.

That said, as a Garand fan, it's understandable why you went this route.

Looking forward to hearing about how it shoots.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:10   #6
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I already have an M1a scout which is indeed a fine hunting rifle. Something just seemed really fun to me about this mini garand. My only concern is low light conditions with it.

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I like the .30'06 cartridge better than the 308
So,........I really dig the Shufflin Tanker!
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Old 01-17-2011, 14:02   #8
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Hey I love the Mini-G. which is why I have a Garand going out to Tim this week. I also love the standard Garand, however not all Garands are collectors items. and I for one see nothing wrong with taking a less the perfect rifle and turning it into something that looks really fun.


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Old 01-17-2011, 14:17   #9
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Originally Posted by Axemurderer View Post
Hey I love the Mini-G. which is why I have a Garand going out to Tim this week. I also love the standard Garand, however not all Garands are collectors items. and I for one see nothing wrong with taking a less the perfect rifle and turning it into something that looks really fun. Mike
His customer service was awesome. He answered 4-5 emails promptly before I sent it and turnaround was a little over a week.

It's torturing me I won't get to the range for almost 2 weeks.

I sent him a special grade but it's a great way IMO to breathe new life into a one of the rack grades.

I may do another in 35 whelen.
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:26   #10
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Does this guy have a website? It would be cool to do to one of those CMP cheap garands.

I dont understand the whole "sacrielige" with modifying common surplus rifles. If it's in prime condition, ok then save it for the museum. But if it has been refinished once or more already, then it is modified already, might as well modify it again. And in another 100 years, what is gong to be more collectable? A refinished and original sized M1 rifle, or a refinished and extremely rare "tanker" sized M1 rifle?

How much does he charge for the conversion?
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Originally Posted by GDKPIKPWG View Post
Does this guy have a website?....

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Old 01-22-2011, 14:49   #12
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Originally Posted by GDKPIKPWG View Post
Does this guy have a website? It would be cool to do to one of those CMP cheap garands.

I dont understand the whole "sacrielige" with modifying common surplus rifles. If it's in prime condition, ok then save it for the museum. But if it has been refinished once or more already, then it is modified already, might as well modify it again. And in another 100 years, what is gong to be more collectable? A refinished and original sized M1 rifle, or a refinished and extremely rare "tanker" sized M1 rifle?

How much does he charge for the conversion?
I agree with you-his conversion breathes some new life into these old girls IMHO.

I paid around 550. I think he starts around 500 then goes up if you want anything extra done.

It's killing me because I got mine back shortly after I got my new mini and have had barely any time to get to the range.

Both rifles are sharing the new rifle "position of honor" in the corner next to my bed.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:04   #13
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Well Tim has my rifle for conversion. The problem is the guy making the custom stock for it is at the Shot Show. I hate it when I can't get my cool new stuff because makers have personal lives.......Don't you????????
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Old 01-23-2011, 13:12   #14
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Originally Posted by Axemurderer View Post
Well Tim has my rifle for conversion. The problem is the guy making the custom stock for it is at the Shot Show. I hate it when I can't get my cool new stuff because makers have personal lives.......Don't you????????
Custom stock? Sounds interesting. Send me some pics when you get it back.

If you really wanted to go balls out with this thing seems some type of folder would be the next step.
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Originally Posted by Dane17 View Post
Some of you may find this blasphemy, but being a garand fan I had to have one.
A 16" "tanker" type garand called a mini g made by Tim Shufflin.

This may turn out to be the ultimate gun for hog hunting out of my jeep.
I like it!
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Old 01-23-2011, 14:18   #16
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:04   #17
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Looks like a great rifle! I really like my tanker M1s and bush M1As.
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Old 01-30-2011, 13:45   #18
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Finally got her to the range. Clearly the guy who did the must have sighted it as my first 3 shots at 25 were dead on. Groups were about an inch at 50 yards, seated with a rest using irons and Greek surplus ammo.

My first 10 clips had a few early ejects and cycling issues. The next ~150 rounds were flawless. Its basically a new issue gun from CMP on an old receiver.

Its truly a boomer!

Overall one of the most fun guns I ever shot. Just a lot of compact firepower in a 70 y/o package.

I brought 2 of my ARs and my sig556 sbr to the range with it and they pretty much went unused after I started with the shorty garand.
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I like my AKM but always found it is easier to shoot my M1 and M1A.
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I have a Tanker in .308 and I really like my friend's Shuff Mini G he bought off GB. Thing is loooooud!, though. Also has a Schuster gas system on to handle the 220's he likes. Nice, neat compact rifle. Carries his across the handle bars of his 4 wheeler.

I had a Amegarange Scout mount on my Tanker but dumped it and the Leupold cuz it ruined the balance. M1 sights rock.
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Dude! With the scout rail, I'm envious. Did the scout rail need the dremel at all to fit the the mini g?
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How does one regulate the severely shortened gas system on a Garand like this? I imagine a standard load of .30-06 would nearly send the bolt through the back of the rifle.
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Originally Posted by Deadmeat99 View Post
How does one regulate the severely shortened gas system on a Garand like this? I imagine a standard load of .30-06 would nearly send the bolt through the back of the rifle.
Adjustable gas plug.
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The rail was installed by Shuff. it takes alot of modification to the clamp and op-rod. I have not removed it from the stock yet to see what it looks like under there.

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Dude! With the scout rail, I'm envious. Did the scout rail need the dremel at all to fit the the mini g?
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