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    Bought my first M1

    ​​Hello.

    Last Thursday I purchased my first M1. It's was labeled as a non-matching 1943 Springfield Garand but I have to admit, I'm a complete newb so I'm not really sure what I have. What have I gotten myself into?

    Before last week, I had never even held an M1 but a local dealer posted this one online at what I thought was a reasonable price, or at least reasonable for what I've seen here in MA so I bought it.

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    Since my purchase, I've spent hours reading everything I can online and when I discovered this forum, decided I had better join to hopefully learn from the experts and enthusiasts here. And boy do I have a lot to learn.

    Eventually I'll break it down and do a thorough cleaning and inspection as I hope to be shooting it in the near future.
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    Last edited by Fireman13; 07-30-2020, 09:34 PM.

    #2
    Welcome to the forum. Don't be afraid to ask questions.

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      #3
      Welcome! This is a great group of guys. They'll definitely be able to help you with any questions you have. They've been amazing for me.

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        #4
        Welcome in from SoCal!
        m14brian

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          #5
          Thanks for the welcomes.

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            #6
            Welcome from the once great Golden State.
            It might behoove you to get a copy of Bruce Canfield's tome on the M1 rifle. It's a little pricey--about $100--but worth every penny. It will answer all (at least most) your current questions, and even some you haven't thought of yet.
            Jon

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              #7
              Originally posted by TJT View Post
              Welcome from the once great Golden State.
              It might behoove you to get a copy of Bruce Canfield's tome on the M1 rifle. It's a little pricey--about $100--but worth every penny. It will answer all (at least most) your current questions, and even some you haven't thought of yet.
              Jon
              Thanks for the welcome and the book suggestion.

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                #8
                Welcome aboard! Funny you ask what you have gotten yourself into, I’m afraid the answer is, Welcome to the addiction! It’s terminal my friend! Glad to have you with us. Feel free to avail yourself of the members here. They are a swell bunch ready and willing to help when you need. Also, I second Jon’s recommendation for Canfield’s book. It’s a must have.

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                  #9
                  Welcome to the forum. Once you shoot it you will become hooked. To me rebuilt M1s have character.

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                    #10
                    Welcome! Purty gal!
                    Nice to see that the sling is more or less on right too! (Only a very minor difference...being picky...)

                    If you need to double check, try this:
                    https://www.fulton-armory.com/faqs/AR-FAQs/sling.htm

                    This one has scanned images of the field manual showing proper use setup as well as initial rigging:

                    https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/para...ng-t37815.html

                    Just ignore the stuff about the M1923 or later M1 web sling.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by MRusan View Post
                      Welcome! Purty gal!
                      Nice to see that the sling is more or less on right too! (Only a very minor difference...being picky...)

                      If you need to double check, try this:
                      https://www.fulton-armory.com/faqs/AR-FAQs/sling.htm

                      This one has scanned images of the field manual showing proper use setup as well as initial rigging:

                      https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/para...ng-t37815.html

                      Just ignore the stuff about the M1923 or later M1 web sling.
                      Thanks for the information. The next time I have the safe open I'll attempt to set up the sling the correct way.

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                        #12
                        Anybody know where to get ammo for our Garands???

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