View Full Version : 3 gun purchases in last week or so

03-03-2010, 10:44 AM
In recent weeks I had been looking to purchase some firearms and I've managed to obtain 3 in the last week or so.

1. A M1 Garand from 1945, with the original bayonet and original receipt from the gun store it was bought at in 1979. The rifle is in great shape.

2. I just purchased a Marlin 795 from Turners yesterday for $109 after a sale price and soon to obtain rebate. I'm going to shoot it of course, but I wanted something light that I could teach my grandkids with.

3. A high end 1911. I already have a SA Milspec that I bought a few years ago, but wanted a really nice one.

There were some nice looking LB, NH and even a Fusion. After reading some of the info from other members and obtaining some advice from some who have semi/custom 1911s, I decided to pass on them.

I ended up buying a SA Professional from another member here and it was a smooth deal.

The M1 is in the safe (barely), the Pro comes out of gun jail on the 8th and the Marlin on the 12.

Later in the year, I think I will get one of those new fangled .22 rifles that resemble an AR. I held the Sig and S&W at Turners yesterday. I think the Sig is ugly. I like the looks of the S&W, the fact that it comes with sights which the Sig should for the price and the feel of the Smith is great.

I know all of those rifles have had problems and some have been fixed. I hope by time I buy one, all of the problems have been rectified. They look like a fun gun to shoot (and the ammo is a lot cheaper).

Here is the link to the Pro: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=272369

Anyone can find a pic of the Marlin and since I'm computer dumb, I'll have to wait for my kid to help me to show any pics of the M1.

03-03-2010, 11:05 AM
Congrats on your multiple purchase, Bill:)

If you ever decide to let go the SA Pro, "I'll Take It " :D

03-03-2010, 11:20 AM
Nice buys. The SA line of 1911s, or the S&W 1911s would be my choice if I decided on that platform.

03-03-2010, 6:40 PM
Congrats on your multiple purchase, Bill:)

If you ever decide to let go the SA Pro, "I'll Take It " :D

HA, HA, HA. That is a good one! Funny.:D I don't even have it yet and you are trying to get it from me.:D

One of these days we will have to meet up at Rainbow and shoot each other's 1911s ok. Of course, I have to renew my membership first.:o

03-03-2010, 8:00 PM
Keep up the good work!

03-03-2010, 8:08 PM
Not bad!

Enjoy the SA Pro and feel free to post a range report.

Good call on the newer 22s. They are decent but I'd take your Marlin over an AR style 22 with FTF problems.