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Daryl_S
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Re: Garand Sporter [Re: NitroX]
      #246964 - 05/05/14 12:41 AM

We had M1 Carbines as our jail-house guard rifles for many years. They were all stamped, "Bulgarian Police" - go figure - HA! We had fun with them up on the jail's range, when I was the firearms Inst. and due to that, I have thousands of empties, once fired, of course.

Always threatened to make up a .17PeeWee on an M1Carb. - never got round to it. Without the gas tube, it would be a straight pull, bolt action, auto return. Pull the bolt back, let it go & it ejects the spent round then chambers the next round. (you'd want to keep the return spring, just because)

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Re: Garand Sporter [Re: NitroX]
      #261017 - 23/02/15 04:47 PM

There was an article specifically about sporterizing the Garand in one of the 1968 American Rifleman magazines; I'll have to check to see which one.

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Re: Garand Sporter [Re: Old_Glass]
      #261182 - 25/02/15 10:40 PM

Bloody chunky looking, but neat idea: I present to you the .458 Win Mag Garand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKXCu5oXgFY

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Re: Garand Sporter [Re: Ash]
      #356561 - 05/09/21 02:10 AM

another M 1 carbine
https://www.gebrauchtwaffen-spezialist.d...rbine-Jagd.html









in the end not expensive for 600 euro, you cant do it again for this money today

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Re: Garand Sporter [Re: lancaster]
      #356571 - 05/09/21 10:11 AM

Quote:

another M 1 carbine
https://www.gebrauchtwaffen-spezialist.d...rbine-Jagd.html



in the end not expensive for 600 euro, you cant do it again for this money today




I like it. I wanted a M1 Carbine back in the early 1980's when we still had freedoms. I think maybe a $100 for one then??? Maybe more. Why did I not buy one!!1 Probably had a family farm workers/teenagers income as well, ie no holiday pay, no overtime, paid by the hour.

I like this Germanic stutzen M1 Carbine. Worth it at the price if the barrel is not shot out.

Here it owuld make a nice close range feral pig rifle in the lignum or swamps.

Evil death dealing mass murderers gun here now and verbotten.

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lancaster
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Re: Garand Sporter [Re: NitroX]
      #356586 - 05/09/21 04:27 PM

if you take a carbine today and give it such a handmade walnut stock and a scope 1600euro would not be enough

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Re: Garand Sporter [Re: NitroX]
      #357284 - 08/10/21 05:54 AM

It might not be a Garand. It might be a BM59. The Italians modified the Garand in the late 1950s, rechambered to 7.62x51, redesigned the gas system and made other changes. I think they were selective fire. They were halfway between an M1 and an M14.

Edited by JHeath (08/10/21 05:56 AM)


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Re: Garand Sporter [Re: JHeath]
      #357384 - 15/10/21 04:32 AM

My Garand sporter is 100% as-issued. (other then my glass-bedding the stock) I use it for my sport of hunting, so that makes it a sporter.
Last year. 1 shot. 224 yards, facing me. Shot from a sitting position and the bullet hit the top of the buck's heart.

M1 2020 Buck 2 by Steve Zihn, on Flickr


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Daryl_S
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Re: Garand Sporter [Re: szihn]
      #357385 - 15/10/21 05:02 AM

Nice shot placement. Are those a griffon's feet I see?
They do appear quite small, though.

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93x64mm
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Re: Garand Sporter [Re: Daryl_S]
      #357388 - 15/10/21 07:54 AM

That is pretty darn good shooting szihn!
I know my eyes wouldn't be able to do that feat.
As to your Garand, she looks in superb nick to say the least!
Certainly will be a family heirloom to pass down.


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