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    my new (to me) M1 Garand

    I recently just purchased my first m1 garand a couple of days ago and after checking all of the numbers, I think I might have something here. Let me know what you think.

    #2
    Nice. More photos please.

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      #3
      Second group of pics. What exactly do I have here?

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        #4
        Most/all of the parts pictured are correct for the rifle and it appears to have the correct barrel for the serial number. The stock is also correct for that serial number and the cartouche looks real to me. I see much more than a "typical mixmaster" there and it actually may be a correct rifle. Only more pictures of individual parts will tell. And individual means taking apart the trigger group and receiver internals, picturing the parts and some pictures of the gas cylinder and sights as well.

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          #5
          This is what I have left. I haven't gotten into it very much further. I didn't want to mess anything up

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            #6
            Last of the pics I have for now.

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              #7
              I see more and more correct parts in those few pics. The windage knob is correct. What marking is on the elevation knob? Not sure about that U on the safety. The "O" gas plug is correct. The front sight and gas cylinder looks right and the rifle looks like the finish is original. Is there a single proof circle "P" on the pistol grip? No double stamp?

              Is the barrel breech dark or unfinished. A picture inside, bolt retracted, toward the chamber would be helpful.
              Last edited by lapriester; 03-28-2018, 11:47 PM.

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              • shadow
                shadow commented
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                Thanks for the info. I put up the other pictures you asked about. This rifle will be staying with me for a lifetime. I've always wanted one ever since I was a little kid. Now I own a nice piece of history. : )

              #8
              Here's what I have. What would something like this be currently valued at? I'm wondering if I should just tuck this one away and get another one to go shoot. I haven't put any rounds through it myself. I'm guessing I did ok for my first Garand purchase lol.

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                #9
                Nice looking Rifle but the pictures can be deceiving when looking on a phone. In one picture the stocks like it may have been sanded and another not. Oil/grease on a part and then appears to not match in another. The gas lock does not appear to have a boss, is it marked M? I think U safety could be ok. Can you take a picture of the screw head on the gas cylinder swivel? I believe a study was done on this and I would like to see what it looks like. Thank you for posting your rifle.

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                  #10
                  It definitely hasn't been sanded in any way. I used the flash so details could be seen easier. These next pictures I used the flash on the barrel only.

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                    #11
                    The "U" marked safety was made by United Auto and they were a SA contractor early 50's. I also have one.

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                      #12
                      Another side note, your 1907 sling has brass hardware this would be more correct on a WWII vintage rifle. Your rifle being a Post-War M1 a 1907 sling with steel hardware would be the better option.

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                      • shadow
                        shadow commented
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                        Thanks for the info. This was my first Garand purchase. Not to bad. I wanted to get one myself. I remember my dad having one when I was little, and he sold it off when times got tough. I was too young to buy it then, hated seeing it go.

                      #13
                      Looking down the "business end" lol.

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                        #14
                        This is what she looked like the day I got her.

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                          #15
                          That's a great post war rifle!

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                          • shadow
                            shadow commented
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                            Thanks. I'm very happy with my first purchase. I just happened to get lucky and got something nice.
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