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    Hi from Rainy Scotland

    Hi there my name is Scott I'm an avid garans collector.

    I have 5 M1 rifles all deactivated in line with UK law sadly.

    I am working On a Winchester M1 and have 93% of parts except for Receiver and barrel which are sold welded together in the UK. I also have a small collection of M1 Gas Trap parts.

    I am currently working on restoring serial number SA 2004** to as original spec as possible. The barrel is unfortunately an LMR barrel however and is welded to receiver, however I have managed to find several rare parts including original Flush Nut Sights, Grooved Rear Handguard clip and grooved lower band, GHS Stock which has been 're proof' stamped post war but still retains crisp GHS and large cross cannons stamps.

    I am on the look for a numbered SA narrow base cylinder for this M1.

    I am also trying to restore SA 34979** and all I require for this is a GAW stock which should be arriving from a friend in the stars soon!

    Looking forward to talking about all things garand!

    Scott

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    Welcome to the forum. Yes, it's a shame about the stupid UK laws. You have a nice collection. Good luck on your endeavor to get the needed parts

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      #3
      Welcome in from SoCal!
      m14brian

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        #4
        Thank you!😁

        Scott

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          #5
          Welcome to the forum. Can you post photos of how the rifles are deactivated.

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            #6
            Welcome aboard Scott! I myself actually have Scottish heritage. I hate to hear how great rifles like the Garand are still being abused and deactivated by stupid government policies. I am amazed actually that owning these rifles in any form deactivated or not is legal in the UK.

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              #7
              Well mate the way things are going that may not always be the case unfortunately!

              Scott

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                #8
                Hi Scott,
                Thanks for taking the time to stop by and sign up! Your collection sounds very nice, and I'm interested in hearing more about your gas trap parts. May I ask what parts you have?
                Cheers from a cold NJ, USA.
                --Brian
                Welcome to the Addiction!

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                  #9
                  My brother traced our roots back to 1602. We are related to Ronald MacDonald............. not joking!

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                    #10
                    Hi guys. I will try my best to upload some photos+

                    As for gas trap parts so far I have:

                    1. Bolt
                    2. Rear sight cover numbered
                    3. Rear sight aperture unmarked (Could possibly be post gas trap)
                    4. Rear sight chequered SA Knobs set
                    5. Flush nut, spring and detent
                    6. Rear sight short pinion
                    7. Rear sight base
                    8. Stock Ferrule
                    9. Follower - Top hat (possibly WRA)
                    10. Follower Arm numbered

                    11. Bullet Guide numbered
                    12. Rear handguard clip numbered
                    13. Trigger Housing
                    14. Trigger (2 punch marks most likely Winchester)
                    15. Safety
                    16. Hammer
                    17. Trigger Guard
                    18. Hammer Spring housing spring and plunger

                    I.am on the hunt for numbered lower band, earlyish fork, some other bits but i know Gas Trap parts can be very expensive!

                    Scott

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                      #11
                      Oh I forgot I also have an SA rounded clip latch.

                      Scott

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                        #12
                        Just picked up an SA op rod catch marked O

                        Scott

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                          #13
                          Yes, Sir must see pics of these parts!
                          m14brian

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                              #15
                              I like the finish on that hammer. Does it have a revision number (1)? If so, is it hand stamped? That trigger looks nice, too!
                              Welcome to the Addiction!

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