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    New member iwanna M1 pics

    Hosting pictures for new member iwanna , he has ome questions about his recent acquisition.





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      #3
      That's a nice-looking rifle!
      A serial number of 217467 shows an approximate manufacture month of April, 1941.
      Of particular interest in the op rod. I see it has a "slant cut" cam. I'm curious as to the markings on it.

      Thanks for posting the photos, IRON WORKER.

      Cheers,
      --Brian
      Welcome to the Addiction!

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        #4
        I think he is hoping to identify its origin , maybe a custom build ?

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          #5
          Looks like a professional custom job to me. Very nice rifle! Pre-War to boot!

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            #6
            Thanks Ironworker! Yes, I was just looking for any info. It's like something doesn't quite add up compared to others I've seen. Could it be some kind of CMP offering?

            I think it's unfired after whatever was done to it. Hardly a mark anywhere on it. Too nice to shoot, practically. Even for a shooter.

            I doubt I would do it, but this one seems like it might be a great candidate for taking things a little further. Maybe a stainless barrel with a compensator would really set it off.

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              #7
              Rather than customize it any, use it as is. Looks like it might have a match rear sight instead of the standard aperture.
              Be sore to give it a lubrication before you shoot it.

              http://www.garandgear.com/m1-garand-grease
              The thief may possess something he stole, but he does not own it.
              The owner has a right to take his property back from the thief.

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                #8
                Yeah, I really doubt I would put the money into it. I very seldom do that to guns. I was just picturing it in my mind's eye.

                I'm going to look into that rear sight question when I get a chance.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by BMS View Post
                  That's a nice-looking rifle!
                  A serial number of 217467 shows an approximate manufacture month of April, 1941.
                  Of particular interest in the op rod. I see it has a "slant cut" cam. I'm curious as to the markings on it.

                  Thanks for posting the photos, IRON WORKER.

                  Cheers,
                  --Brian
                  Cut WRA op rod


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                    #10
                    Nice rifle!
                    m14brian

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                      #11
                      Thanks! Seems to be nicer than I thought it was when I bought it.

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                        #12
                        Truly striking! I really enjoyed looking at this..

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                          #13
                          Thanks! I sure had my doubts when I took a chance on it. I could easily see it wasn't even close to original. My first thought was that maybe the stock could be sanded and refinished to at least look a bit more like it should. (Ain't gonna do that now!) The price was right. That's why I bought it.

                          I can picture it now in my mind's eye with a stainless barrel and flash supressor. What the heck, go all the way! I know I won't do it. Much too cheap and what little custom work I've ever had done just never satisfied me. I tend to be a keep it bone-stock guy whether it's guns, cars, motorcycles, whatever. So this one stays the way it is.

                          I'll have to wait till Spring to try it out. Even then I'm having trouble keeping my 100 yd range open up at the cabin up by the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Too many huge trees coming down every year from wind storms and blocking the range.

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                            #14
                            I have a rifle with a serial number very close to your rifle. Here are some photos from my old camera taken awhile back. I have new photos with another camera but have to learn how to post them

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