Garand aquisitions and projects.

Project marches on. Stripped the ihc Buttstock and ihc handguards found and refinished in tung oil so they match. Beautiful red undertones in this wood!


Also knowing the rifle was built ultimately in sept/oct 1953 after receiver went through remanufacturing to repair flaws in forging, found a new guaging 9-53 ihc barrel to match the 9-53 Buttstock. Will go with rest of parts from that time frame needed Once gets here will be time to get this restoration project across finish line.
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Next project will be restoring a "very likely" type 2 m1 national match rifle. Still trying to find documentation on it, but original nm barrel and usgi nm bedded stock ect points to real deal. To be continued...
 
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Well my IHC "parts crib repair" m1 is now complete. Receiver originally forged in March 1953, but like most early IHC's had flaws in forging, that destined the receiver to IHC's repair bin crib. After determining approx time was pulled from bin, receiver reworked and built around Sept/ oct 53, was where the restoration was built to. Being 1 of only 1000 ihc (acording to ihcfan55) actually made in this range of numbers made it a rare bird in itself. Was a pain finding a new barrel and stock correctly dated to time frame, but well worth finished project. Next up type 2 NM m1...

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I'm not a good enough gunsmith to be doing some of the projects here on this thread. Nice all around work. To counter my lack of skills I bought a nice SA 1950s Garand converted to 308 from the CMP. Nice looking rifle that came with a few clips and a yellow rubber stopper in the ammo mag area to make sure I don't use 30-06. Need to hit the range this weekend to test her out. It'll go with my SA 1943 Garand that I've had from the CMP for years.
 
Does the refurbing add value compared to an original? As US parts don't have matching serial numbers as German guns do, just date codes/drawing numbers, you can't really tell a refurb from an original?
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Does the refurbing add value compared to an original? As US parts don't have matching serial numbers as German guns do, just date codes/drawing numbers, you can't really tell a refurb from an original?
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Basically sum of parts, the early Winchester and this ihc has roughly 3800-4100 worth of parts each.

But for me is more for my satisfaction and eye appeal as they look 100's times better when I'm done. These are art pieces for me as are my favorite rifles.
 
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...yellow rubber stopper in the ammo mag area to make sure I don't use 30-06.
Those are spacers that effectively move the bullet guide rearward to the proper location for .308. The bullet guide prevents rounds from walking forward under recoil. The intent is not to prevent the loading of 30-06 but to insure proper function with .308.
 
Once the type 2 nm is finished being restored (looking for DAS stamped gas Cylinder and replacement military bedded stock) I'll switch to 6 slot holders that's made, and will have to stagger front to back to fit nicely
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Once the type 2 nmis finished being restored (looking for DAS stamped gas Cylinder and replacement military bedded stock) I'll switch to 6 slot holders that's made, and will have to stagger front to back to fit nicely
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Nice , I always wanted to build a M1 wood crate. I found plans on the web but they dont print out well and cant make out the dimensions.
I was told if your at SA museum and ask nicely someone might round up a copy of the plans?
 
1. Does anyone know if the CMP still sells replacement M1 stocks?
I got an M1 summer of 2021. The stock has seen much better days. I thought CMP would have atleast swapped out a better stock, not necessarily new. My forestock has a hole in it that looks like somebody tried to carve their name in it.
2. my trigger group moves a bit in the stock. I don’t think the stock is compressed. The two pins that the trigger guard rotates on have flat spots. That is probably the issue. I’m surprised CMP let that get by inspection.

Im not complaining since I’m happy to have one, just looking to get it in better shape.

Thanks,
 
1. Does anyone know if the CMP still sells replacement M1 stocks?
I got an M1 summer of 2021. The stock has seen much better days. I thought CMP would have atleast swapped out a better stock, not necessarily new. My forestock has a hole in it that looks like somebody tried to carve their name in it.
2. my trigger group moves a bit in the stock. I don’t think the stock is compressed. The two pins that the trigger guard rotates on have flat spots. That is probably the issue. I’m surprised CMP let that get by inspection.

Im not complaining since I’m happy to have one, just looking to get it in better shape.

Thanks,

The CMP does sell newly made M1 stocks. I don't remember the price but they are a dark brown color. The E-Store is still down so you'll need to call them to order it.
 
The Minelli stocks tend to be very nice

I have Menelli stock on one M1 and 1903a3 C stock fit was very nice.
CMP new wood stock took a good amount of fitting
 
Electronic lock(will be 3 wired together when finished) , racks, hinge, cover, friction spring hold opens in place. Just need to stain, add lights and install ballistic glass that should be done this weekend.


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Next project to restore is now underway. My grandfathers personal m1 that his Co allowed to go home with him with signed paperwork(apparently alot of 1911s also walked) when the Cambridge armory on mass Ave closed down. Was given to me on my 18th bday in 1997. Was my first non black powder firearm. I had since reparked it(not knowing better), and had a replica SA/GAW stock made for looks.

After years of searching finally found a good SA/GAW stock with sharp markings, minimal handling marks compared to what find, and matching handguards. Knew this was going to be the hardest and most expensive part to make restoration possible. Now that have it, the rest of project is now a go. Next hard part will be a good 10-43 SA barrel1000012394.jpg1000012396.jpg1000012398.jpg

The new original GAW marked stock

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