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mtykim
04-19-2010, 1:00 PM
my john garand, fritz garand and ivan garand.

having handled and played with all three, by far the M1 is my favorite... most accurate, most rugged, most easy to stip and the most affordable.

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9/garands.jpg

mls343
04-19-2010, 1:05 PM
That is one fine collection, mtykim. I have the Garand as well as the SVT-40, but no G43.

As for the Garand, I agree, one of the sweetest battle rifles ever produced.

Enjoy!

Rogerbutthead
04-20-2010, 2:06 PM
I was wondering if you knew what the "R" on your buttstock of the G43 means.

G43 collectors seemingly can find no proof of what it means. Some say post WWII French use - some say Yugo use and some say Czech use.

Did you get any explanation - dare I dream any proof - of what the "R" means?