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Old 09-09-2005, 08:20   #1
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Gentlemen,

...interested in collecting or shooting the M1 Garand Rifle.

Fact:
As of Dec. 31, 1937 there were a total of 942 M1 Garand Rifles shipped to Stores.

My sites with data and books for sale. These are comercial sites.
http://www.garandm1rifle.com
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Old 09-09-2005, 21:05   #2
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Back around 1978/79, I was a WW2 re-enactor. I needed a weapon that was correct for my unit & time period. Running around with a replica Thompson & replica .45 auto wasn't doing it for me. I needed something that went BOOM. I had a Model 1917 rifle, but not correct for a WW2 Special Forces/ Front Line unit.

I'm a history buff & collect alot of military items, including weapons from all sides during different conflicts.
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Old 09-10-2005, 10:49   #3
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M1Marksman,
Thanks for the comeback. Sounds like you have a great group of guys.
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I purchased my H&R M1 (CMP) because they are a true piece of history that I could get and afford. I shoot it in some matches just as is (Service Grade), haven't cleaned it up other than the action and barrel. I love it, and my son will be the reciepient of it when I am gone ( I am not planning on going soon so he will have to wait )
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I have never found a classic rifle I didn't like, and when I spotted a mint condition RRAD rebuild Garand sitting in a pawn shop I just couldn't say no. It and a 1907 Stevens VLR (my #1 gopher getter) both came home with me that day.
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I liked WW2 rifles seeing "Saving Private Ryan" convinced me I had to have a Garand but there were no clubs near by for CMP and I also don't like buying a gun I can't have hands on first. I found one at AT near Fort Drum and fell in love. I found it before going in the field and the store held it for me till I came out. She came home and is a great shooter.

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Because the Garand is what my father carried in Europe and the Pacific during WWII.
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Originally Posted by gossman View Post
I purchased my H&R M1 (CMP) because they are a true piece of history that I could get and afford. I shoot it in some matches just as is (Service Grade), haven't cleaned it up other than the action and barrel. I love it, and my son will be the recipient of it when I am gone ( I am not planning on going soon so he will have to wait )
I must be dead 'cause my son now has that rifle in his collection! It is great to share a passion with a son.
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Originally Posted by gossman View Post
I must be dead 'cause my son now has that rifle in his collection! It is great to share a passion with a son.
Kinda freaked me out to see a "new" post by Clancy, that I'd already replied to, too
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I bought a M1 Garand from Springfield Armory the folks who make the the M1A.
It was to much of a pain in the ass to play game's with the government.
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