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Discussion in 'Rifles & Shotguns' started by fallenangelhim, Aug 6, 2020.
Awesome congrats. I have 2 milsurps a Mosin Nagant and a Argentine mauser.
If you sign up for the emails from the CMP they run specials on ammo or have in the past. Great rifles, I have one that I got several years back and have about 1000 rounds of ammo for it. Haven’t shot it a lot but it’s fun. Congrats on the Garland and a wife willing to get you a great gift.
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Get ammo from the CMP. They have factory fresh Hornady 150gr FMJs and 168gr Amax in stock. Good clean new ammo at a reasonable price. I recently got two cases (200rnds per case), one of each from them.
I like that yours is a Winchester too! Super nice.
There are a few manufacturers that load facsimile 147/150 grain M2 ball ammo (Garand). If you use most common hunting loads (180 grain) you can damage the operating rod. There is a device called the Shuster(sp) Gas Plug that allows you to adjust for any 30-06 ammo you would care to use. I have 5 CMP Garands (Springfield/H&R/International/Winchester/WW2 Springfield). I bought a bit of surplus M2 from CMP over the years, so I have a good supply. I do have a couple Shuster plugs just in case. My older Springfield had a letter and photo in the buttstock from 1944 (whole 'another story). My son and I have shot Garands in the J.C. Garand match for a number of years. We also have several of the 16 inch WW2 bayonets for the Garands. If you are going to swat or stab someone with an empty rifle, the M1 Garand is the one you use.
Share the story! My buttstock is empty.
Any factory made SAAMI spec ammo 180gr and under is fine for a Garand.
The adjustable gas plug and ‘Garand’ specific ammo are gimmicks. Even the manual he has that came with it from the CMP says factory ammo 180grs and under is fine for the gun.
The op rod is bent by design. There’s plenty of info available dispelling the rumors regarding using regular .06 in them.
Ugh, congrats man. I shot service rifle for a couple years and went to camp perry and bought a couple. My Springfield 1943 garand is among the crown jewels of my collection. Still my favorite rifle to shoot.
Congrats Peter I knew you said you were looking to get that.. Oh btw the little flat head screw driver we used to adjust your sr45 rear sight.. Any chance you seen what I did with that doggone thing? I've searched everywhere today, that is my mag release screw driver lol.
A lad (Marine) was awaiting discharge in San Diego after hostilities ceased in the Pacific. He lived in Vermont (Burlington), and had a letter and a photo from his bride to be in the buttstock of his M1. It apparently was turned in, contents of the stock were forgotten. I received that stock (not sure how much of the rifle was still intact at that point) in the early 2000s from the CMP. I was removing the metal from the stock prior to refinishing and found the photo and letter. They weren't in great shape but were legible. Turns out the marine and his now wife were still alive and living in the Burlington area. Document and photo were returned to them.
It might have ended up on the grass or your pocket? I checked my stuff and it didn’t fall into anything. :/
Get out of here! That is awesome you were able to find them and return everything over. Did he ask to see his rifle?
Funny. Tag said 1949. Serial number on two internet databases show 1943.
Does your wife happen to have a good looking sister!?! I’ve never met a woman who would consider the thought of that (probably most the ladies I choose are literally crazy and spawns of satan). Looks like you have a keeper, I’ve always wanted one of them to hear that puh-ting! Of the loader thingie flying out of that beaut! Very Nice !
Well done young Grasshopper!
That's a real nice lady ya got there!
It's a WWII Rebuild. If you need help, just ask.
The 30-06 here is Korean War vintage. I used to refurbish them by the hundreds in the late 70s.
PS congratulations and welcome to the world of classics. Look for M2 ball. If you're going to reload, you want military brass.
Very nice gesture on your Wife’s part.
The Winchester is the way to go ! Congrats.
Send the next one to Shuff’s Parkerizing and ask for the Mini-G treatment. Thats my plan, but I’m still waiting for my Wife to get it for me. Might be a while.
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It’s a Dec 43, there weren’t any post war Winchesters made
That makes this even better. Still reading about details. Thanks!