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Old 10-04-2017, 8:27 AM
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I said y'all were costing me money. I'm doing the ten day wait.
Better pictures to follow. It's got a Springfield receiver #1855xxx. The muzzle reads at 1 and the throat is a 2.
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Old 10-04-2017, 8:41 AM
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Very nice with the milled trigger guard and the USGI wood! Is that a JLG stock? It is tough to tell from the pics.
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Very nice with the milled trigger guard and the USGI wood! Is that a JLG stock? It is tough to tell from the pics.
Yeah, sorry about the cheesy pictures. I was rushing to put her in jail.
I am very new to the M1 and have a huge learning curve ahead. The wood has a few dings, but I didn't see any cracks. So in my ignorance, I'll ask, JLG?
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Yeah, sorry about the cheesy pictures. I was rushing to put her in jail.
I am very new to the M1 and have a huge learning curve ahead. The wood has a few dings, but I didn't see any cracks. So in my ignorance, I'll ask, JLG?
JLG refers to the letters below the SA stamp on the side of the stock. The lower letters represent the commanding officer of the Springfield armory. In the case of JLG it would be James L Guidon, and the letters help date the stock's origin.

Here is a listing of the Cartouches and the dates/Rifle S/Ns they were used on.

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Thanks everyone. Out of curiosity, are the pictures too big? I did this on my phone and they look huge. If they are, let me know and I'll try and correct it when I eventually get home.
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Nice looking Garand! That stock is uncommon and may be original to the rifle if it was rebuilt in the early fifties. Makes it a nice variant. There's really no way to determine that, and that stock could have been thrown on your Garand at anytime during its history. It's just something to consider before replacing parts to make it "correct" or "restore" it if you were considering that. Personally, I'd leave it as is. Now get some 150gr 30.06 loaded for the Garand and enjoy!
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Congrats, nice score and with USGI wood!
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I hate the 10 day wait.....

Thanks for the link Toro, bookmarked and reading my eyes out.

I am not planning on doing anything more than cleaning, lubing and shooting this one. I really wasn't expecting anything more than a mixmaster for my first Garand, so I would have to say that, so far, all of my expectations have been exceeded. I was thinking I might have to redo the stock until I opened the case and saw it. At the most, I'll put a coat of stock wax on it and call it a day. (Any recommendations?).

There's a gun show this weekend, so I'll be looking for M1 specific food, is there a commercial non specific 150 grain that is safe to run? I can't quite get an answer through the search. The Greek surplus comes up a lot, but it isn't that easy to find anymore.

Feel free to slap me stupid until I get it right.
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PMC fmj and Sellier & Bellot fmj are two commercial offerings.
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I wouldn't change a thing about that one, I'd be very happy getting that from the CMP
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Looks like he is hooked....
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I said y'all were costing me money. I'm doing the ten day wait.
Better pictures to follow. It's got a Springfield receiver #1855xxx. The muzzle reads at 1 and the throat is a 2.
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Beautiful Service Grade, and great Bore numbers.

What is the Make/Date on the Bbl.?




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PMC fmj and Sellier & Bellot fmj are two commercial offerings.
Is that the Garand specific or their off the shelf garden variety 30.06 150 gr.? I've been reading that Winchester white box was gtg. I've used WWB in my .45 and the wife's 9mm but found it to be kinda dirty. Is the rifle stuff the same?

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Looks like he is hooked....
LOL, yeah, I told my wife I was just setting us up for getting the 1911s if they become available (the girl loves her 1911s). I don't know how I'm going to explain the 7.62 special I am thinking about getting with some overtime money....

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Beautiful Service Grade, and great Bore numbers.

What is the Make/Date on the Bbl.?




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I didn't get a chance to break it down, but if it's the date on the tag, it's 3-SA 12/42
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My wife was looking over my shoulder, just shaking her head!
I got the "don't even think about it" look!

I like it!

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That's a beautiful rifle, congratulations! welcome to the addiction. Are you signed up on the CMP forum yet? I've learned a lot over there...http://forums.thecmp.org/index.php
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That's a beautiful rifle, congratulations! welcome to the addiction. Are you signed up on the CMP forum yet? I've learned a lot over there...http://forums.thecmp.org/index.php
I've been lurking over there, but haven't signed up yet. I was waiting to get her in my hands and take pics as I clean and lube her up.
I did buy a couple hundreds rounds of S&B Garand food through SGAmmo this weekend.
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Is that the Garand specific or their off the shelf garden variety 30.06 150 gr.? I've been reading that Winchester white box was gtg. I've used WWB in my .45 and the wife's 9mm but found it to be kinda dirty. Is the rifle stuff the same?
The "garden variety" is what I have shot before. In the past, WWB was good too. However, it had bi-metal projectiles (magnetic) and I don't know if it still is bi-metal. That can be an issue depending which range you go shoot, such as Burro Cyn or Angeles.
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The "garden variety" is what I have shot before. In the past, WWB was good too. However, it had bi-metal projectiles (magnetic) and I don't know if it still is bi-metal. That can be an issue depending which range you go shoot, such as Burro Cyn or Angeles.
I bought 200 rounds of S&B M1 specific from SGAmmo. It was .70 a round. I would've bought more, but I am stretching the fun money a bit thin right now. I thought it was a decent price and better than the CMP is selling it for at this moment. I appreciate the heads up. Is there anyway to gauge 30.06 for compatibility? And yes, reloading is in my future. I bought a press a while back, but haven't gotten into it. It was a dang good excuse to get the garage in order and build a stout bench, pick up a couple of bar stools.......

I was thinking of heading out to Raahauge's or Prado, but might even venture farther out to the desert to send some rounds downrange.
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Not sure what you mean by gauging 30-06 for compatibility. If you mean can you shoot it at most ranges, yes as long as it doesn't attract a magnet. Yours should be fine at any range if it's their M1 Garand ammo.

S&B brass can be a mixed bag for reloading. I have some of their 30-06 brass that has lasted for 2 F/L resizing and 4 neck sizings. On the other hand, their .303 brass tends to be crap and splits after just a couple of firings. Their brass is thinner overall than PPU and typically doesn't last as long.
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I appreciate the heads up. Is there anyway to gauge 30.06 for compatibility? And yes, reloading is in my future. I bought a press a while back, but haven't gotten into it. It was a dang good excuse to get the garage in order and build a stout bench, pick up a couple of bar stools.......

PPU (Prvi Partizan) has M1 Garand safe ammo and SGAmmo sells them 500 rounds per case.

It's very good brass for reloading if you want to get into it. If not, you can sell the once fired brass and they go quick.

Oh yeah, you need to sign up for a Garand Clinic/Match, and that is the best 35 rounds that you will ever fire!
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Mine will be here Monday.

No 10 day wait here

From the serial #s on the invoice it looks like a 1952 and 53 SA!
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Mine will be here Monday.

No 10 day wait here

From the serial #s on the invoice it looks like a 1952 and 53 SA!
Brought her home last night. I'll try and field strip and get some numbers and pictures this weekend. The stock looks awesome for a 70 year old rifle. Lots of character.

My step-dad was a Korean War vet and I thought he would get a kick out of this. I had ordered it about two weeks before he went in the hospital and it had actually arrived at the FFL a few days before he passed. We are burying him today, so in a way, it's fitting that I got the rifle now, as in some weird way, it will always remind me of the old man.

I'm sure I'll have a crap load of questions, I hope I don't get annoying. Pull my reigns if I do.
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Ordered mine Saturday. Told myself I wasn't going to, but after seeing the pics..... well.... had to! I don't have one yet. No 10 day wait for me either!!!
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Ordered mine Saturday. Told myself I wasn't going to, but after seeing the pics..... well.... had to! I don't have one yet. No 10 day wait for me either!!!
Suggest you stop lookin' at the pictures and start reading the CMP Service Grade description until the rifle comes in.

Better to be pleasantly surprised than constantly disappointed.

Have gotten some beauties. . . but always got a great rifle well above spec.




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Suggest you stop lookin' at the pictures and start reading the CMP Service Grade description until the rifle comes in.

Better to be pleasantly surprised than constantly disappointed.

Have gotten some beauties. . . but always got a great rifle well above spec.




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I've read it many times, was always worried about what would actually come. But the heck with it! I want one!!
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At the most, I'll put a coat of stock wax on it and call it a day. (Any recommendations?).
I'd recommend no. I used MinWax paste on my T53. I may have rushed the process, but it never fully dried and even months later it had a slight tacky feeling to it

Ended up striping the entire stock and did some amber shellac and looks great

I'd just use some BLO and that'll be good enough
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Beautiful rifle OP. Dont touch a thing on that rifle. It is already in the most valuable condition it will ever be in having come from military service. Anything you do to it will only decrease the value as it will be less authentic than how it was when you received it. Dont fall for the corrector trap. That rifle is far too nice to start swapping out parts. You really scored big time with that GI wood, a lot of servce grades are coming out with CMP wood now. If it was a stripped receiver or completely refurbished rifle with new commercial barrel and parts than I would say have at it.

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