My new friend is kinda ugly. . .

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    My new friend is kinda ugly. . .

    I ordered a Field Grade M1 from the CMP on January 2nd, it just arrived today. It's a 2.6 Mil S/N that places it's production in January of1944. It's likely it saw action somewhere in WW2, but one can never know.







    Still pleanty of life left in that barrel. . .
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    Very Nice... Congrats
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    I believe you have your adjectives mixed up. What you have there is beautiful, not ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major G View Post
    I believe you have your adjectives mixed up. What you have there is beautiful, not ugly.
    Absolutely agree!
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    Thanks fellas, she appreciates that.

    The stock and handguards might need to be replaced, the reciever has a fair amount of back and forth play while locked in. There is alot of cosmoline in the wood and besides being all dinged up (which doesnt bother me) somebody stratched "Beto" with a big arrow under on the upper handguard.
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    Um I believe your loading it backward
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Um I believe your loading it backward
    Is that why it won't go bang? I figured you hae to stick the bullet somewhere and that looked logical to me . . .

    Actually I cant afford a proper Muzzle Erosion Gauge . . .

    But at last I have the rifle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laser Sailor View Post
    Is that why it won't go bang? I figured you hae to stick the bullet somewhere and that looked logical to me . . .

    Actually I cant afford a proper Muzzle Erosion Gauge . . .

    But at last I have the rifle!
    Nice gun,I always wanted a Garand,but they got really pricey,shoulda bought one ten years ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laser Sailor View Post
    I agree w/ Duk!

    Your doing it wrong...

    But what a cool piece of history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Nice gun,I always wanted a Garand,but they got really pricey,shoulda bought one ten years ago
    Mine cost $516 shipped right to my door via the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

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    thats not ugly...thats character man...sweet...

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    I'd say down right beautiful!!
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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I'd call that one gorgeous.
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    not ugly at all. thanks for sharing the pic.
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    Nothing like a lot of historical character and some fun shooting...enjoy!
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