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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:45 am 
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Hello,

Came across this M1 Garand recently. If I have my date correct, it is from July, 1942. It has a well worn finish, but the VAR barrel has a MW of about .5. I do not have a gauge to check the throat. Bore is excellent.

Stock is a bit loose, but I now have 6 coats of BLO on the stock and the forward and rear movement is now gone. The stock was very dry. It originally came from the CMP in 2003. Did not get a photo, but the stock has the serial number of the rifle just before the rear sling mount. It is a mixture of US WWII, Post War, and BMB and PB marked parts. I hope it will be a good shooter. Still needs the front sight cleaned up. Just about everything on this rifle was dry, no grease anywhere except some dried grease on the gas plug and the front sight. Action was totally without lubricant. But, that is taken care of now.

I do have the CMP paperwork, what I think is a Korean Garand Bayonet, which unfortunately has a cracked grip, and it came with 12 enblocs. There was also a huge trigger lock included. I think it will work better has a massive paperweight.

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Edited 2-23-2013 added more images.

Fixed images 2-28-2013.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:34 am 
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I don't think the finish looks too bad. I have definitely seen worse. In fact, I kind of like the look of this rifle. I think a VAR barrel with a MW of .5 should shoot good. Did you get it for a good price?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:39 am 
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Congratulations. I missed out on the Danish returns. As well as the 155 dollar parts kits bought in from Canada with the V a r barrels. I didn't find out just how good they were till after it was too late. Same goes for the Danish and Greek ammo, which was 10 cents a round till guys started using it. Then it was double and doubled again..
Should be a great shooter. I spent 5 years tracking down a V A R barrel. Then waiting 6 years till I had the cash/time to get it installed. Still have yet to shoot it... :oops: #-o

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:58 am 
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I miss the ole Woodless Danes. They had alot of original early parts on them


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The stock and FHG look like beech. Is there a sticker in the barrel channel? It's a nice looking rifle.

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A .5 VAR barrel should shoot like a house on fire. Try a good "super glue" on the cracked bayonet grip. I like Loctite Instant Adhesive, Super Bonder 495 for Bakelite and almost anything else.The Italian made parts are fairly common on Danish returns, mine has a Baretta trigger group,bolt,gas tube and front sight.

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Found a few issues. Gas tube is a hair wiggly, which can be fixed by peening the barrel splines. Stock ferrule was very loose and would wiggle of easy. Fixed that with some streaming our the wood. Stock does not lick up tight like it should and I had to shim the trigger housing. Some front to back movement was noticed in the stock, that was corrected by simply using BLO and getting the stock to swell a bit. Stock shacked up 5 applications of BLO in one day.

Got a replacement cutter so I can finally start reloading again. Hope to have it ready fire the 2013 Shoot.

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Nice! The VAR barrel should out shoot a Kreiger barrel every day.
Good barrels!

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No sticker in the barrel channel. I was hoping there would be.

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Yup, July 42.
For anyone that does not have the Garand "born on" chart it is a neat thing
http://myplace.frontier.com/~aleccorapinski/id11.html

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