Road Glide Forums - Reply to Topic
Firearms and other like minded toys A place to discuss firearms and the like , no politics here ...

Thread: M1 Garand Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Road Glide Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
05-10-2019 03:41 PM
VikingRider
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldNerdGuy View Post
The CMP web site calls it a .308. They do not sell anything they call a 7.62mm. And, it sounds like they are just collars that prevent a 30.06 from entering the chamber.
A lot of people (who never subscribed to Guns & Ammo ) tend to use the designation 7.62 NATO and .308 Winchester intermittently. The NATO round is 7.62x51 MM whereas the .308 Win is 7.8x51.18 MM. By the way the 7.62 NATO has a shorter casing (51 MM) than the .30-06 (63 MM).

The USN had two versions of the 7.62 NATO firing M1 Garand. One had the chamber bushing as mentioned, with the new nomenclature: Mk2 Mod 0 (Mark 2 Model 0). The USN granted contracts to two firms doing these conversions, the AMF (American Machine and Foundry) and H&R (Harrington & Richardsons Firearms Co.).
The other had the old .30-06 barrels removed and replaced with new 7.62 mm barrels. This conversion was much better although more expensive. The M1 rifles with the 7.62 NATO barrels were designated Mk2 Mod 1. Springfield Armory delivered the barrels chambered for the 7.62x51MM NATO. In addition every Mk2 rifle had an enlarged gas port, and a chamber insert to prevent loading of the .30-06 round.

In Norway during the 1950s and 1060s the Armed Forces received close to 70.000 M1 rifles from the US Army. These were being replaced by the H&K G3s in 1966-1967. Today the only unit in the Army that retained the M1 is the HM King's Guards Band & Drill Team.
05-09-2019 10:26 AM
killintime
Quote:
Originally Posted by WRMorrison View Post
Midway is a great place to shop; I prefer them over Brownell's. I'd go broke if they were right down the road...

-WRM
This is so true! Shipping is a little slow but prices are fair and they have so much inventory.
05-09-2019 08:29 AM
WRMorrison Midway is a great place to shop; I prefer them over Brownell's. I'd go broke if they were right down the road...

-WRM
05-09-2019 07:54 AM
OldNerdGuy
Quote:
Originally Posted by killintime View Post
Have fun and be safe brother. Being a new barrel I'd probably take it easy on her and give it a proper break in, so don't forget cleaning supplies and a rod or bore snake.
Gotta get them too. Anybody ever deal with Midway? They are right down the road, near my daughter's house (well, same town anyway). Good excuse for a Road Trip. Weather is supposed to suck this weekend. I rode in the rain enough last weekend at Eureka Springs.


200 Rounds, ready to lock and load...
05-09-2019 06:34 AM
killintime
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldNerdGuy View Post
Missouri Conservation Dept. has a brand new range nearby. They have Thursday evening hours during the summer. I might head there tomorrow after work.
Have fun and be safe brother. Being a new barrel I'd probably take it easy on her and give it a proper break in, so don't forget cleaning supplies and a rod or bore snake.
05-08-2019 05:20 PM
OldNerdGuy
Quote:
Originally Posted by killintime View Post
Looks like April of 43, pretty good chance that she saw some action. Very cool, now get out there and break her in!
Missouri Conservation Dept. has a brand new range nearby. They have Thursday evening hours during the summer. I might head there tomorrow after work.
05-08-2019 03:01 PM
killintime
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldNerdGuy View Post
Here is the info on the Receiver. If you blow it up, and look carefully, it says Springfield Armory. I had to use the picture to read it as even with reading glasses, I could not see it.

Looks like April of 43, pretty good chance that she saw some action. Very cool, now get out there and break her in!
05-07-2019 07:40 PM
OldNerdGuy Here is the info on the Receiver. If you blow it up, and look carefully, it says Springfield Armory. I had to use the picture to read it as even with reading glasses, I could not see it.

05-07-2019 01:16 PM
JC92600 I bought my Garand from CMP last year, really simple process and went the same route as mentioned above. I received a Service Grade H&R receiver and Springfield components, all dated 54 or 55'. Unfortunately it came in with a new wood, I believe the last shipment they received from overseas had some termite issues. Wish it was WWII era but honestly just thrilled to own one.

I ordered ammo from Target Sports USA, shot great and I think the price was comparable to other offerings. I did go with Garand specific ammo, didn't want to risk a 60 year old firearm.

https://www.targetsportsusa.com/prvi...an-p-3573.aspx
05-07-2019 09:13 AM
OldNerdGuy It arrived. I figure I'll catch he11 from some folks for buying one with so many new parts, but I wanted one I could be assured of working. It has a new stock and barrel, so I know it would come in good shape. It is the Field Grade Special. Either I am getting old, or it is just heavier than I remembered. Last time I handled one was High School.



This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome