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CleverName
11-19-2008, 8:50 AM
So I'm staring at the Sage int'l website, and I notice they now have EBR stocks for the M1 Garand. While I'm convinced this is a horrible abortion against JMB, I can't help but be somewhat intrigued. Does the M1 count as a detachable magazine rifle (I'm thinking no)? Could I use this horrific thing if I had a beater M1 lying around?

http://www.sageinternationalltd.com/si/access/ebr.html - scroll down a little to find it.

http://www.securityarms.com/20010315/galleryfiles/3200/3272.htm - picture of one.

Max-the-Silent
11-19-2008, 8:58 AM
So I'm staring at the Sage int'l website, and I notice they now have EBR stocks for the M1 Garand. While I'm convinced this is a horrible abortion against JMB, I can't help but be somewhat intrigued. Does the M1 count as a detachable magazine rifle (I'm thinking no)? Could I use this horrific thing if I had a beater M1 lying around?

http://www.sageinternationalltd.com/si/access/ebr.html - scroll down a little to find it.

http://www.securityarms.com/20010315/galleryfiles/3200/3272.htm - picture of one.


Marone!

Knowing Sage pricing, I can only imagine what they'd be asking for one of these.

I'd be interested in testing one, but I don't know if it would be enough of an improvement in the ergos to justify the price.

I do like the Sage on the 14/M1A, but for all intents and purposes it defeats the advantage you get with an M1A for civilian use in California - no detachable mag or standard capacity mags w/ evil features.

Solidsnake87
11-19-2008, 9:28 AM
Well, um, its certainly would make for a more interesting .30-06 build. lol. Honestly, I'd shoot F class and tactical rifle with a .30-06 if more options were available in that caliber.

Paratus et Vigilans
11-19-2008, 9:57 AM
Could I use this horrific thing if I had a beater M1 lying around?

It doesn't turn the M1 Garand into an AW because the Garand's magazine is internal and fixed, so you could build it up with a pistol grip, flash hider, telescoping stock - - knock yourself out - - but don't expect to get any love for it at the range, you heretic! :)

I've got a .308 Garand in a Ram Line synthetic stock, scoped, using a B Square side mount, with a Versa Pod bipod, that I've played around with as an F-class rifle, and boy do I catch **** for it at the range! That being said, it's just not that great a setup for F-class, with a 3" X-ring at 600 yards, so I'm probably going to drop it into a nice wooden stock and re-build it as a XTC rifle and work up something else for F-class. I bought it as a barreled receiver and just thought I'd do something unique with it, and now I have, so it's time to end the experiment and build it up the way it was meant to be built. :)

CHS
11-19-2008, 10:51 AM
It doesn't turn the M1 Garand into an AW because the Garand's magazine is internal and fixed.


To elaborate on this, while you charge a Garand with 8-round enbloc CLIPS, the MAGAZINE and "Ammunition feeding device" is an internal fixed 8-round mag.

Evil features are go on a Garand.

vf111
11-19-2008, 12:20 PM
At least go with a BM59 folding stock:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=116218856

While not what JCG had in mind, it is part of the M1 Garand canon....

sb_pete
11-19-2008, 12:28 PM
Well, if by beater M1Garand, you mean wrecked unshootable M1 Garand that would not be otherwise salvaged ;)

Seriously though, it could be kind of fun to do. A rather expensive way to make a fun to shoot abomination, but as long as you brought a proper Garand to the range with it every time...

CleverName
11-19-2008, 12:45 PM
Part of me wants to do it with a 308 Garand, in order to bring a classic rifle into being a 21st century battle rifle. Part of me is horrified at the concept of a Garand in anything besides wood. However, all of me doesn't have enough cash for the project, so that's going to have to win out for now.

Sleepnosis
11-19-2008, 12:50 PM
Not a bad price (https://policeguns.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=5839&osCsid=pm2f5d816tajc90lb51r49cg92)


Good discussion points thus far though.

X-NewYawker
11-19-2008, 1:09 PM
Hey -- it solves the problem I have with the Springfield D-Day commemorative m-1 that has the beach assault etched into the stock.

Now I can mount an Aimpoint on it! Whoo-hoo!