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    My first new CMP M1 Garand is scheduled to be delivered this morning! Merry Xmas to myself!

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    Didugetit? Didugetit? Let us see pics when you do and Merry Christmas!
    incoming rounds have the right of way.

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      FedEX DELIVERS!

      My local FedEx driver said they were very busy this Christmas! I hope your driver put you at the top of the list!

      Temporary pic to satisfy the CMP addicts until you get YOURS up!



      An HRA from Camp Perry.

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        So, my little brother was late getting presents but he ordered a new Nikon Digital camera to replace this crappy one. I'll take better pics when I get it.

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          Anyone who is serious about real rifles has to have at least one Garand.

          Say what you will about them, but they are not only seriously historical, they are, in fact, a very functional battle rifle, even today. A real rifle, that shoots real ammunition, and will reach out and touch something at real distances.

          As long as you can stand to carry the weight, you can do just about whatever you need a rifle for with a Garand. There aren't too many that I'll say that about.

          Alle Kunst ist umsunst Wenn ein Engel auf das Zundloch brunzet (All skill is in vain if an angel pisses down the touch-hole of your musket.) Old German Folk Wisdom.

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            Not to rain on your parade, but the FAL and G3 have been doing it for 50+ years too.
            Peace Through Strength, Victory Through Devastation...Strategic Air Command

            American by birth, made from German parts from Emmingen, Baden-Württemberg

            An unhappy German is a Sour Kraut!

            Das Leben ist zu kurz, um billiges Bier zu trinken!

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              Originally posted by Herr Walther View Post
              Not to rain on your parade, but the FAL and G3 have been doing it for 50+ years too.
              If you can live with .308, that's all good and well. (Okay. They did make a couple of hundred FAL's in .30-06, I guess....) I've been known to classify the 7.62x51 about like I do the 7.62x39, actually. It's an intermediate and compromise caliber.



              Yeah, it still works, and all that. But it's downsized from the real rifles. A Garand isn't.

              Alle Kunst ist umsunst Wenn ein Engel auf das Zundloch brunzet (All skill is in vain if an angel pisses down the touch-hole of your musket.) Old German Folk Wisdom.

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                Carried and qualified with a Garand in '59-'60-'61...
                Also carried a BAR. THAT thing was heavy.
                Have my own Garand now.
                Youth And Brawn Are No Match For Age And Treachery.
                I'm Old And May Not Fight. I'll Shoot Instead.

                USMC 1959/1963

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                  Finally, FINALLY took the Garand to the range, Loaded in a clip of 8 Greek Surplus and aimed dead on at 50 yards, all shots about 6 O:Clock. Couple of clicks up, I'm killing the x ring. Good fun.

                  As to what took me so long since I got it, let's just say bad stuff was happening. Radiation and chemotherapy schedules kind of tying up everything. Today was the first chance I got.
                  Last edited by gandog56; February 9th, 2013, 18:37.

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                    Good for you,I'm making the trip to the North store this month & will be buying at least 2 & 2000 rounds to feed them.I am very excited about this trip!!!!!
                    If you voted for Obama in 2008 to prove you’re not racist, you’ll have to find someone else to vote for in 2012 to prove you’re not an idiot.

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                      My M1's
                      I had the top one for a while,the bottom 4 were bought at the CMP North store on 4-12-12
                      If you voted for Obama in 2008 to prove you’re not racist, you’ll have to find someone else to vote for in 2012 to prove you’re not an idiot.

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                        Radiation and chemotherapy schedules kind of tying up everything.

                        God bless you and keep you healthy!

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                          Originally posted by CAMPYBOB View Post
                          Radiation and chemotherapy schedules kind of tying up everything.

                          God bless you and keep you healthy!
                          Last scan I had shows tumor completely gone!

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                            Liked the Springfield Armory Garand so much I ordered a second one from the CMP. This time the H&R version, service grade. Just came in:





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