Battlerifle Pic Thread!

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Post by Gary » Tue May 05, 2009 8:02 pm

My new Springfield Armory Garand I just received today from the CMP
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Post by Jeepsnguns » Thu May 07, 2009 7:52 pm

Gary,
Thats freaking georgeous.
The wood is beautiful on that Garand!!!
A couple of close ups would be nice.
On second thought don't do it, it will only make me want one and I cant afford another rifle and another caliber.
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Re: Battlerifle Pic Thread!

Post by Gary » Thu May 14, 2009 6:48 pm

Jeepsnguns wrote:Gary,
Thats freaking georgeous.
The wood is beautiful on that Garand!!!
A couple of close ups would be nice.
On second thought don't do it, it will only make me want one and I cant afford another rifle and another caliber.
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Thanks, I didn't like the wood at first because it wasn't a USGI stock, rather a new CMP stock. But I must say its growing on me. I posted a new pic above with a freshly-installed sling.

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Re: Battlerifle Pic Thread!

Post by Gunnut42 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:27 pm

This is kind of an American battle rifle.
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After WWII the Italians needed a military rifle to replace the Carcano and other outdated designs.
Winchester brokered a deal therby delivering machinery and guidance on how to build M1 garands to the Italians.
The government owned factory named B.R.E.D.A. Mechanica Romania eventually merged with Beretta.
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Not being one to leave a good design alone they adapted the 30/06 rifle to fire the then new .308 NATO round,
Further developments introduced the BM59 to Italian special forces,.
The BM59 was a precursur to the M14, Basicly A magazine fed M1 Garand.
(this one was compeletely refinished and has yet to be fired, New stocks and ghost grey finish)
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This rifle was built to fill a contract for the kingdom of Denmark and bears that county's crown and markings (FKF)
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The scope assembly is primative by todays standards but period correct US M84,
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Leather cheekpiece is laced on with mounting screws threaded underneath.
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Many US varients have a 3 prong flash hider or cone, Beretta sometimes not (as this one).
Only M1D/M1C recievers accept scopes unlike the M14 which all have a scope mount point. Garand snipers must have a modified barrel/receiver assembly.
Just thought it was an interesting piece, Unfortunately have not had time to take it to the range yet (Like most of my rifles)
...Someday soon a range report will follow.
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Post by Shrike » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:47 pm

Wow, that BMR is beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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Post by Zullo74 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:07 pm

My Smith Corona 10-43 M1903A3 in a CMP 'C' stock......

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Post by GunnyHiway » Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:24 pm

Heres mine:

SA 1944 M1 Garand .308
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SA 1990 preban M1A , all USGI parts, H&R barrel, Sadlak op rod spring guide and piston, Tubb springs, NM sights
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Post by Gunnut42 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:56 pm

Gunni, Awesome the way you have the period correct helmet camo with its proper rifle.
I always liked the older style wood top handguard .
I will try to post a picture tonight.
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I meant to ask you if any gremlins popped up after the M1 conversion to .308?
Particularly with extraction?
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Post by Gunnut42 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:40 pm

These are all American.
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Post by GunnyHiway » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:32 am

Gunnut42 wrote:Gunni, Awesome the way you have the period correct helmet camo with its proper rifle.
I always liked the older style wood top handguard .
I will try to post a picture tonight.
BTW,
I meant to ask you if any gremlins popped up after the M1 conversion to .308?
Particularly with extraction?
Thanks for the compliment. I thought the helmets added a realistic touch and put them in perspective as far as association to where and what they went thru. My dad was a Pacific vet and would have loved this M1 and the pic. God rest his soul. /:f

No gremlins. :ber

No FTF, FTE, nothing. It runs better than my 30.06 ones I have. Go figure, less kick too.
It shoots 3-5" groups prone at 100 yards with the same load I use in my M1A, 168 gr SMK, 41.5 grs. IMI 4895 in an LC 05' case, CCI 200 primer. It will get better after a breakin period.
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Re: Battlerifle Pic Thread!

Post by Jeepsnguns » Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:20 pm

Gunnut42 wrote:These are all American.
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Gunnut,
What a beautiful collection you have Sir!
And as if the rifle collection isn't good enough you have Bayonets to go with the rifles...excellent.
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Re: Battlerifle Pic Thread!

Post by Gunnut42 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:38 pm

Thanks Jon,
I cheated on the M1 Garand, Thats a Korean vintage bayonet on a late WWII Springfield Garand.
I havent stumbled on the right 1905 bayonet yet but thats what makes this hobby so fun, the hunt for goodies.
Gunni,
It would be nice to get our collection of M1's together and run a few cases of ammo through them.
Both my Ganrand M1's are .308, The Garand Guy (Tony G.) built my Springer with a new barrel in .308,
The Breda came in .308 but appears is also unfired.
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Post by DaveM » Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:35 pm

A Yugo SKS. Including bayonet and grenade launcher.

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Post by Pak75 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:09 pm

DaveM wrote:A Yugo SKS. Including bayonet and grenade launcher.

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Ummmm ... You do know you are posting in the AMERICAN Battle Rifle forum. Right? Nice rifle anyway. /:f
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Re: Battlerifle Pic Thread!

Post by Casual » Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:32 pm

Yeh, dont ya know.. the SKS has preplaced all other rifles as Bubba J. American's redneck rifle!. you cant find a woodsman that dont have one.....
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Post by Zullo74 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:35 pm

DaveM wrote:A Yugo SKS. Including bayonet and grenade launcher.
Just because you 'live' in America doesn't make an SKS an American Battle Rifle. Not even close.
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Post by GunnyHiway » Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:35 pm

Gunnut42 wrote:
Gunni,
It would be nice to get our collection of M1's together and run a few cases of ammo through them.
Both my Ganrand M1's are .308, The Garand Guy (Tony G.) built my Springer with a new barrel in .308,
The Breda came in .308 but appears is also unfired.
Sounds like a plan. I use to shoot at Markham Park when I lived in Sunrise. I still have siblings in Sunrise and Hollywood and visit once in a while.
If you ever get up my way let me know, I can get some people from the club and we can set up a GI rifle shoot. Lots of M1As, Garands and ARs in our club.

Gotta do the bayonet charge at the end.
It will have to be about 25 yards though as the usual 100 yard one we all joke about up here would kill me. [smilie=011.gif]
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Post by GunnyHiway » Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:37 pm

Zullo74 wrote:
DaveM wrote:A Yugo SKS. Including bayonet and grenade launcher.
Just because you 'live' in America doesn't make an SKS an American Battle Rifle. Not even close.
What catagory would a Chinese M14 fall in? [smilie=011.gif]
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Post by Zullo74 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:51 pm

At least it's a copy of an American Battle Rifle!
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Post by Gunnut42 » Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:54 am

A strange combination,
M1 carbine in GI form, Plainfield collapsable wire stock, and an M1 "Enforcer" carbine pistol (Note wooden handguard).

Consideringit its probably circa mid 1970's early short barreled assault carbine/rifle.
(The rail wa mounted underneatch by the previous owner...DOGH!)

Today short barreled rifle/handguns are commonplace ...

Back in the 1970's these gave the extra needed firepower to Narcotics units doing raids on heroin labs.
Just an interesting relic from days gone by.
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