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Old 02-08-2017, 3:44 PM
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Just got home from breaking my Garand out of jail. It's an H&R 4.66 mil block. Originally a CMP service grade, bought from a calgunner. 1+ MW and 2+ TE, seems to be period correct parts, 3/52 HRA barrel, Hart trigger group, GI wood.

Have some grease, Garand safe ammo, and en blocs coming in the mail. Can't wait to get it out and shoot it.



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That is a gorgeous M1 Very nice for sure. I'll be getting a refund this year and thinking about another.
The park on the receiver looks good too Is it the lighting or does it have that nice green tint?
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Old 02-08-2017, 4:07 PM
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Nice! It's tough to tell from your pics, but it looks like you even have a 3/8" DAS on the stock.
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Old 02-08-2017, 4:34 PM
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The good ol ampersand anomaly
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Nice! It's tough to tell from your pics, but it looks like you even have a 3/8" DAS on the stock.
Good eye, it is the 3/8" stamp.
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Is it the lighting or does it have that nice green tint?

I does appear to have a slight green tint, the lighting makes it look very green though.
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Congrats on your new M1. You'll be amazed at the size of your grin when you take it to the range - bang, bang, bang, hang, bang, bang, bang, bang, ping!
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If you don't reload you will now.

The most fun I've had with my Garand is in 3 gun Competitions - "heavy metal" class

M1 Garand
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12 ga pump one of these days it will be a Winnie

You'll be surprised how fast you can reload, slap the bolt and keep firing.
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No need for any special grease. To an M1 rifle, grease is grease is grease. Get a 1# tub of high temp/pressure wheeling bearing grease for about $5 from Walmart. That's all you'll ever need and that 1# of grease will last you 100 lifetimes.
Nice snag on the low numbered/first s/n block HRA. One of only about 10,000 (out of 400,000+ made) with the first style ampersand before it was replaced with the more common "&" ampersand. Also, if it has any SA or Winchester WWII parts in it, they could be original to the rifle as HRA used some SA and Winchester parts (especially hammers and op rods) early on until they got underway on their own.
Enjoy and let us know how she shoots.
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Congrats!
Btw - the weather this weekend is going to be awesome!
(It's a hint: awesome weather = range trip)
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Beautiful addition
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My condolences......

You are SCREWED ----

You are now on a dark path - more garands - it starts with HRA, goes into wartime Springfield, gotta have at least one IHC & Winnie.... then what? snipers, low numbers, trophy rifles, NM.....

If only someone had stopped me years ago.... I'd probably have money in my bank account...

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Congratulations! You will enjoy it!
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While I have a lot of old military rifles, the Garand is clearly the most fun to shoot or hold or look at or wonder about the history etc. My favorite military rifle although not my most accurate and I am a nut for accuracy.

If you don't reload yet, you probably will now. Have a very good experience shooting that hunk of wood, metal and history.
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nice m1 garand. wish i never sold mine
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Shot it on Friday and I have to say, what a fun rifle! No hiccups running sellier and bellot Garand ammo, trigger is surprisingly nice, love the sights. Need to get used to shooting without a scope and bipod.
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How'd it shoot?
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Old 02-14-2017, 6:42 AM
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I was shooting steel so no groups to report this time.

I was able to easily hit my 4" diamond at about 70 yards( as far as I could safely go at the spot I was at), but that doesn't mean a whole lot.

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While I have a lot of old military rifles, the Garand is clearly the most fun to shoot or hold or look at or wonder about the history etc. My favorite military rifle although not my most accurate and I am a nut for accuracy.

If you don't reload yet, you probably will now. Have a very good experience shooting that hunk of wood, metal and history.
It's awesome. The only problem is it eats ammo too quickly!
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It's awesome. The only problem is it eats ammo too quickly!
Too true! It is really easy to go through 8-10 clips before you realize it.
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Gotta get me one someday.

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4.66 HRA is slightly more rare than the rest cmp sells. Congrats!
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Nice!
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Now, check out Garand matches. Shot as "across the course" but only at 200 yds.

CMP used to sell cheap ammo, but the resellers bought up a lot of it before CMP got wise to them. Not much of that Greek stuff left (if any).
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You also need a sling: http://www.mcssl.com/store/turnersad...2651e0aec22a7c

Once you learn how to use it, you'll be amazed at how much more stable the rifle will be.
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Set up a paper target today. This was only about 75 yards but I was having trouble seeing the target well, (was kinda cloudy) so that's my excuse

I'm sure she can do better though, this was with Sellier & Bellot 150gr Garand ammo, resting the front on a range bag and back supported with a bean bag.

First 8:

8 more, 16 rounds total. After adjusting sights one click up and 2 clicks left:
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