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  1. Steel and Wood
    Hi there, I'm new on this site but if you own a FAL you will know me from that site. Recently i received 3 gauges kits from the Dutch Army. One is clearly the FAL, one for UK weapons and this one is marked for the M1 Garand. Holland had used many garands in the lend lease program. You would be...
  2. Steel and Wood
    Hello, The heel say's Springfield Armory, and every part I can find on it that's stamped is stamped SA so that's pretty neat I think. The serial number puts it in the 1952 range I believe [Edit: 1953, thank you Random Guy] and the barrel is stamped SA-2-52 (Muzzle 2, Throat 3+), wondering if it...
  3. M1 Garand Accuracy
    People have asked, and I stumbled across more information this morning, while digging around for something else. Looks as if hard copies might be available quite soon. The color use is quite lavish, and I was very surprised how much I, myself, enjoyed it. Who knows? If I live another...
  4. Gunsmithing
    Hello all, I am planning on a special rifle project and I need some good advices by some of you experts. What I am basically trying to achieve is an M1A rifle chambering .35 Whelen to use it for hunting. Since this caliber is nothing more than a necked up .30-06 a Garand/BM59 receiver should...
  5. Steel and Wood
    So probably the best promo email I've ever received. Got an email promo that stated BM-59 Bayonet and was hooked when I saw the price. Now I have a Bayonet for my M1 Garand, M1A, AR-15 and BM59. DI5 Whatcha think!?!
  6. Steel and Wood
    I have a 'correct grade' Garand received from CMP. I have fired it once, cleaning and reassembling it. At a later time, I disassembled and oiled it. However, I can not complete the reassembly. Trigger guard resists closing. I have disassembled and reassembled several times with the same...
  7. New Member Introductions
    I didn't even realize this hat-tipping forum was in here. I am the Jim Thompson who wrote the books, THE COMPLETE M1 GARAND and THE CLASSIC M1 GARAND. Left Arizona in 2003 to return to my home town in Wisconsin. First shot the M1 in '57 or '58 (and a B.A.R. the same day!!), bought my first...
  8. Steel and Wood
    No longer valid, see newer thread.
  9. Steel and Wood
    Picked up this Cal .30 M1, a Springfield Armory 1955 model, Collector's Grade from the Civilian Marksmanship Program. She's a real beauty. Here's a video: http://youtu.be/SmPO9tI0xoI?hd=1
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