Why all the M1 Garand love?

M14s, M1 Garands & Carbines, Enfields, M1903s
indy1919a4
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Post by indy1919a4 »

opps dupe entry

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lakelandman
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indy1919a4 wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Thats a nice make

Never myself cared for getting Pig in the poke guns...Would rather pay more and at least know what you are getting ...

Shot it yet..?? Could use some up close photos..:)
Not yet looking at getting bulk ammo 30-06 it so high so going to have wait for next payday =/
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Gunnyhiway
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lakelandman wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:55 pm
Finally after looking for awhile got one.
After your long search it brought this to my old musicians mind that you had finally found your Holy Grail of U.S. battle rifles ............. :mrgreen:

"Carry on,
You will always remember
Carry on,
Nothing equals the splendor !
Now your lifes no longer empty, surely heaven waits for you !"


From the song "Carry on Wayward Son" from the 1976 Kansas album "Leftoverture"
ROLL TIDE !

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lakelandman
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Gunnyhiway wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:57 pm
lakelandman wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:55 pm
Finally after looking for awhile got one.
After your long search it brought this to my old musicians mind that you had finally found your Holy Grail of U.S. battle rifles ............. :mrgreen:

"Carry on,
You will always remember
Carry on,
Nothing equals the splendor !
Now your lifes no longer empty, surely heaven waits for you !"


From the song "Carry on Wayward Son" from the 1976 Kansas album "Leftoverture"
Yes, love it that and my M1A.
Everybody's got plans... until they get hit.

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It was the first big bore rifle I shot moving up from small bore target shooting competitively...open sights on both.And they laughed when the 14 year old kid got his thumb jammed in the receiver trying to load the thing. Only took once. I was immediately impressed at how it shot at 300 yards.
If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt.The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.

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lakelandman
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Not mine but sweet picture.
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Orlando Paulitician
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Post by Orlando Paulitician »

Outgunu wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:02 pm
My next door neighbor has many M1 Garands. I have never felt love for these things. Garands are heavy, take an overly large cartridge, don't use detachable mags, limited scope mounting options and are just plain ole ugly. Please explain what is is about these that make you want to spend good $ on one. (Edited to add that I do have a M1 carbine, I consider it a light, mag fed, handy little rifle, but I feel that my 10 inch 300BO is better in all ways.)
Your 10" 300BLO wasn't used by the greatest American generation to defeat fascism.

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Post by hurricanecharlie »

A wonderful piece of history that puts smile on my face when clip goes "choing".
Also puts smiles on others nearby at the range

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