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Offline Weldrdave

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New Game, Guess the Rifle?
« on: November 14, 2022, 08:35:40 AM »
I already know, some of you know it!   Yes, this is a Winchester, June, 1944  M1 Garand.  I picked it a while back and started the tedious process of bringing it back from the dead!  I've done a couple of these over the years, I like a good challenge and this one will be a big one.  One saving grace about this rifle is, Bugs made a home in the bore and after I cleaned them out, the bore is in exceptional condition!  This exploded view is after it had been soaking for a week.  whistle12.  It actually came apart fairly easy.  PB Blaster is a savior!!!  I keep many cans of this stuff around.  thumb1








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Re: New Game, Guess the Rifle?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2022, 10:59:36 AM »
Good going. does it have many Winchester parts? Mine has the receiver and a few Winny guts. PAX

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Re: New Game, Guess the Rifle?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2022, 11:19:36 AM »
WOW, almost makes you wish you had a tetanus shot before you work on it eh?!  chuckles1

Looks like it's going to be a rally nice save Dave!  thumb1
      

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Re: New Game, Guess the Rifle?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2022, 11:44:20 AM »
Good going. does it have many Winchester parts? Mine has the receiver and a few Winny guts. PAX


. Barrel, receiver, stock, all Winchester as far as I can tell.  The Bolt and the trigger group are SA, the gas rod is a HRA.  ???
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Re: New Game, Guess the Rifle?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2022, 01:16:20 PM »
That one experienced some serious neglect! Good work on saving it!

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Re: New Game, Guess the Rifle?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2022, 03:39:07 PM »
That one experienced some serious neglect! Good work on saving it!
Gonna give it the best I got!  It may not come out pretty, but it'll function!   thumb1.  I'm gonna keep it as original as I can.  The stock needs some SERIOUS attention, it'll be a couple weeks on that one. 
I'll post as it comes together.   :)
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Re: New Game, Guess the Rifle?
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2022, 10:33:05 PM »
Any back story on the rifle, Weldrdave? I can't imagine an individual here in the States letting a Garand go like that. Good save, again!

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Re: New Game, Guess the Rifle?
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2022, 06:36:07 AM »
Any back story on the rifle, Weldrdave? I can't imagine an individual here in the States letting a Garand go like that. Good save, again!

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None that I know of;  It was an Ethiopian return, I'm sure it sat in a warehouse for years and years.  I bought it through RTI a while back in "Original" condition.  I have an International Harvester, had it for years, one of the rifles I (didn't) sell off when I was in the military.  As I stated a while back in an other thread, I had gotten rid of a large chunk of rifles due to moving them around and keeping them in military armories became such a PAIN IN THE A$$ that I wasn't doing that any more.  Now that I'm settled and retired, (for now) until I get out of New Jersey, I've been "recollecting" my old loss's.  Ironically the SKS thing hit like a bug and my wife thought I was  ??? Besplode. going a bit goofy!  I have some nice clean oldies, but I wanted an original.  "BOY" did I get one!  That's as much as I know about it.   RTI has a couple youtube videos of the Garands they have along with many other Curio and Relics. 
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Re: New Game, Guess the Rifle?
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2022, 07:39:27 AM »
Well after, after two weeks of cleaning, soaking, gluing split wood, 3 coats of poly and many hours with a tooth brush, brass brush and a Dremel, here are the results!  I left it fully nostalgic but it's now nearly as clean as it was when it was new.  Not a pretty but definitely clean! The Bore is in super condition!  I finished it up yesterday, haven't shot it yet but will tomorrow.  I'm gonna make some light loads to start off and 150 grain boat tails.  I don't think this thing has had a round through it for decades!  I'll put out a few more shortly.












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Re: New Game, Guess the Rifle?
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2022, 07:46:54 AM »
Here it is all broken down and scrubbing. This poor thing was a complete Mess!!!  Besplode

























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Re: New Game, Guess the Rifle?
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2022, 08:02:05 AM »
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