Any M1 garand experts here ?

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Any M1 garand experts here ?

Post by Joe123451979 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:27 pm

Got this as a pre wedding wedding present :)

Was hoping someone can tell me somthing about it

Like how do you tell if it’s a reweld ,value history etc anything from anyone? I don’t know anything about M1 garands
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Re: Any M1 garand experts here ?

Post by TomsFunMachine » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:55 am

No expert but I know a little...

Not rare but they are collectable as a WWII military rifle, (also used in Korea).

Don't let the 30.06 caliber and steel but plate scare your shoulder, they are a hoot to shoot!

No sporterized 1903 bolt action Springfield, the Garand's gas eject and cycle system and heavy weight really tames the recoil. Your shoulder won't even know you've just sent 10 rounds down range.

When the empty clip hits the ground, there's no doubt it's empty. Just be sure to arch your fattest digit when slamming the next clip home, or you'll wind up with something they call 'Garand Thumb'.
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Post by Joe123451979 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:16 am

TomsFunMachine wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:55 am
No expert but I know a little...

Not rare but they are collectable as a WWII rifle, also use in Korea.

Don't let the 30.06 caliber and steel but plate scare your shoulder, they are a hoot to shoot!

No sporterized 1903 bolt action Springfield, the Garand's gas eject and cycle system and heavy weight really tames the recoil. Your shoulder won't even know you've just sent 10 rounds down range.

When the empty clip hits the ground, there's no doubt it's empty. Just be sure to arch your fattest digit when slamming the next clip home, or you'll wind up with something they call 'Garand Thumb'.
I know that much already
It is actually a family gun that I’ve shot when I was a kid

From the little research I did I’m guessing golden state arms bought a lot of surplus rifles rewelded and modified them so they are worth less evidently ? I’m really not sure as I havnt had much time at all to research it further and well the last time I shot it I was 14 and still havnt found time to even shoot it again now that it’s mine
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Post by jeffsaline » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:36 am

Try this link for more info.

https://www.fulton-armory.com/faqs/M1G-FAQs/Weld.htm

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Post by Wildhorse Cafe » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:00 pm

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Post by Joe123451979 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:45 pm

jeffsaline wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:36 am
Try this link for more info.

https://www.fulton-armory.com/faqs/M1G-FAQs/Weld.htm

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Thank you that helps a lot actually
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Post by Rich Maund » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:01 pm

I owned a CMP Garand for several years. It was a lot of fun at the range and pretty accurate. I thought it was a pleasure to shoot at the range! But weighing 250 lbs. I can absorb 30 cal recoil pretty well. Mine was a mix master, but always ran well.
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Post by Joe123451979 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:04 pm

Rich Maund wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:01 pm
I owned a CMP Garand for several years. It was a lot of fun at the range and pretty accurate. I thought it was a pleasure to shoot at the range! But weighing 250 lbs. I can absorb 30 cal recoil pretty well. Mine was a mix master, but always ran well.
As far as I can tell mine is a mix too
I can’t tell if it’s a reweld or not

I put it in the sidecar and drove to the woods and put 8 rounds through it today out of one clip I had one failure when a bullet got caught in the slide and put a pretty big bend in the bullet

I was surprised by how little it kicks but then again I’m use to shooting 45-70

I’ll have to wait till another rain free day to put more rounds through it adjust sights and see if it jams anymore
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Post by PhilJet09 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:31 pm

Damn, all I got when we got married was pots and pans and bedding and stupid crap like that.
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Post by 2372ighost » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:16 am

What you have is a Santa Fe arms/ Golden State arms reimported M1 that was reworked to their M-58 “tanker” model with a shortened 18 inch barrel. They where not normally a reweld. They usually ground the receiver manufacturer marking off and
stamped a new serial number in its place.
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Post by Joe123451979 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:48 am

PhilJet09 wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:31 pm
Damn, all I got when we got married was pots and pans and bedding and stupid crap like that.
Well I’m not married yet there is still a chance I too will get pots and pans :(
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Post by Joe123451979 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:49 am

2372ighost wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:16 am
What you have is a Santa Fe arms/ Golden State arms reimported M1 that was reworked to their M-58 “tanker” model with a shortened 18 inch barrel. They where not normally a reweld. They usually ground the receiver manufacturer marking off and
stamped a new serial number in its place.
Thank you that’s comforting to know and explains my difficulty looking up serial number
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Post by RC20 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:37 pm

And not an M1 guy but do shoot the Model of 1917 and 1903 regularly (it was a shock when I found out it was Modle of 1903 and not 30-06!)

Love those old guns. Damned good for a 65 year old barrel and a 100 year old receiver! (Model of 1917 with a WWII JA barrel on it)
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Let alone in a show storm.
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Post by Joe123451979 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:08 am

RC20 wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:37 pm
And not an M1 guy but do shoot the Model of 1917 and 1903 regularly (it was a shock when I found out it was Modle of 1903 and not 30-06!)

Love those old guns. Damned good for a 65 year old barrel and a 100 year old receiver! (Model of 1917 with a WWII JA barrel on it)

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Let alone in a show storm.
I’ve always wanted one of those
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Post by RC20 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:54 pm

PM me. I have an old warhorse Eddystone that I am willing to sell. Its not pretty cosmetically but its got a very good bore. I have the Throat Erosion gauge and Muzzle Wear gauge as well as borescope to look at those bores.

That one cleaned up nicely. Gleams like a new barrel.

This is one of the real good ones I am selling but its likely headed to $1000 and might get the buy now

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/888851892

Fun guns with a before its time peep site system and they shoot nicely on the bench due to the weight despite the hard butt plate. The one I am keeping for a shooter will put 10 shots in 3 inches at 100 (that is the range the picture is ).
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