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    What can we know about this barrel?

    Many years ago I had a fellow I believe named Gene Garber or Gen Garner re-barrel this rifle, I bought the barrel for $125, which included the shipping and he charged me $130 to mount, headspace it and reset the front sight. To me it says Springfield 63, National Match is that correct?

    #2
    Yes you are correct

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      #3
      Great I thought so, as a shooter I rarely concern myself but my neighbor who inherited a Grand was questioning me. I simply try and only do business with people I trust so I always figured I got what I paid for. Thanks.

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        #4
        What do we know? More than you might think SA F7791034 has a Bore of .2995+.002 Groove .3075 +.002 and as long as its straight should be a good shooter..

        Barrel SA F7791035 has a Bore of .300+.001 Groove .3075+.001

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          #5
          Ok Phil I'll bite. How do we know that from what I showed you?
          BTW just FYI you're right about it being a shooter, I played with the rifle for some time as it is not collectable I bought a proper Garand scope mount and shot at some precision targets at 300 yards. I have 223 Howa, a Remington 700 BDL in 6mm Remington and a Remington 03 chambered to 358 Norma Magnum, all custom built and all print 1 1/8" and sometimes a little better groups at 300 yards. Imagine how surprised I was to regularly print 2" groups and occasionally 1 3/4" groups with this Grand at 300 yards.

          The scope sighting system on the Garand takes getting used to but that rifle with a sniper rig and a rifleman in command is a formidable rifle even 80 years after it was designed. I'm happy to have one to pass on to my son.

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            #6
            Back in the old days before electricity was invented and Al Gore invented the interwebs and made millions selling carbon credits...... No the drawings and specs were published a long time ago, these barrels being original to no rifle were made available at the National Matches and too DCM affiliated clubs and there members.

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              #7
              Phil I figured as much, I'm just glad I got it and it worked out so well. The amazing thing to me is that a military rifle designed in the 30's can shoot so well. Yes it's bedded but I have had no trigger work done. I have an AR15 A2 green label that's not much better and it's had trigger work done.

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