... and I'm full of questions.
So my wife and I cashed in our one mutual fund, and got some bills paid down. There was some left over cash, so I decided to look for an M1 Garand. I'm glad I did... but maybe someone can translate. I think I get it... but I'm not sure. This is what he told me about it and he attached some photos. I'm gonna buy it, but I'm not sure what he means by most of this. He basically told me he customized it so all the parts matched for 1945 (the year and month the receiver was made).
- SA 3.4 mil s/n with 1/45 barrel
- Nice matching walnut wood
- no stampings on the wood
- Finish looks original, about 85%.
- Lockbar sites, bolt and uncut oprod and trigger group to match the 1-45 build date.
Here is a copy of a photo he sent me. I already talked to him and he explained it a bit, but I'm still full of questions.
For example what ammo can be used with the above configuration. He said not to use modern loads. What I don't understand is what I can use and what I can't use. Where is the cut off on date, or grain etc... that I can use?
I understand the serial number, but I'm not sure whats up with the stock. Or for that matter what an uncut oprod is or the advantages or disadvantages. He explained it to me a little, and recommended that this rifle is more of a collector rifle and a few rounds now and then won't hurt it, but not to put 10k rounds through it.
It's a beautiful rifle and I already love it. I'm mostly looking for a collectors piece because I love WW2 history and rifles. I don't plan to shoot the heck out of it, but I would like to take it to the range now and then. I'm yet to pick it up... it will probably be later this week when I actually get it.
If anyone can help me with what the specs mean and my questions I would appreciate it!