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Old February 5th, 2017, 06:13 PM   #1
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Maple stock on Italian PB M1 project...something different

Most of my M1 Garands have vintage stocks, but last year I finished something a little different... I bought a stripped PB (Italian receiver that made for the Danish military) that needed to be re-parked, and then found a stripped maple stock set, so I built it up as a 308W match rifle (with new Krieger barrel). I have not yet shot it, but hopefully will do that this summer.

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Krieger barrel (muzzle) & match front sight:

...just something a little different re an M1 Garand project.

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Old February 5th, 2017, 06:21 PM   #2
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couldn't ya find a higher front site?

nice stock

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Old February 5th, 2017, 06:32 PM   #3
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couldn't ya find a higher front site?
Yep, the factory M1 sight from the base of the gas cylinder to the stop edge of the front sight is about 0.738" to 0.740", and as far as I can tell the top of this post is 0.790" or so, but it looks higher due to the design. It will be interesting to see where the 100 yrd zero ends up...

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Old February 5th, 2017, 06:33 PM   #4
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That's a beauty She'll sure stand out in a crowd. That maple just pops.
I'm interested to see how she shoots,
be sure to post a review when you've fired her.

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Old February 5th, 2017, 06:39 PM   #5
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Thanks, will post an update once I have a range report.

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Old February 5th, 2017, 06:41 PM   #6
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Just for fun I'd take my first few shots from 25 yards.

Beautiful stock. Nice refinish work on the metal

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Old February 5th, 2017, 08:54 PM   #7
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Havent seen an NRA "Match Rifle" Garand in a long time. Used to see them on occasion in the late 80's. Nice blast from the past!

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Old February 5th, 2017, 09:44 PM   #8
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That is a really beautiful stock (and rifle)

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Old February 6th, 2017, 03:05 AM   #9
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Very nicely done and most fitting for a match rifle. You will get a lot of "oohs and awhs" at the match over your rifle.

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Nice! I really like them in .308

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Old February 6th, 2017, 06:14 AM   #11
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Beautiful!

How much more does the maple stock weigh? I built a coffee table and end tables out of hard maple and we can't hardly move the things (it's a little over engineered ).

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Old February 6th, 2017, 06:15 AM   #12
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Wow that rifle is beautiful. How did you run across that receiver?

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Old February 6th, 2017, 07:59 AM   #13
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How much more does the maple stock weigh?
I don't know, but I suppose its slightly heavier than Black Walnut due to density of the wood. (I know bowling pins are made of Maple wood, but not sure what species I have, relative to the super heavy Maple used in bowling pins...).

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Wow that rifle is beautiful. How did you run across that receiver?
Thanks for the kind words. For an M1 Garand, its definitely different looking. I found the PB receiver locally, sometimes they pop up on the CMP M1 forum for about $425 or so, and the guy I bought it from had 2 for sale. I used the one that needed refinishing for this project. I sold the other receiver after a brief attempt at restoration, as correctly restoring a PB M1 is basically impossible given they had the serial number stamped on the side of the buttstock stock (unicorn #1), and the s/n etched on bolt as well (unicorn #2). Everything was parkerized together so the finish came out fairly even. Just an fyi re this project, it was about 2 years in the making...so I hope it shoots well after all that effort...

BTW, it has the following PB marked parts: bolt, firing pin, ejector, rear sight base, rear sight cover, pinion and elevation knobs, buttplate, trigger housing, trigger guard, trigger, hammer, stock ferrule, bullet guide, follower arm, follower rod, op rod release, clip release, rear handguard clip, gas cylinder, gas cylinder lock, gas cylinder screw (I have a spare PB front sight too).

The 6 or 7 items that I could not find (or justify the asking prices for nice PB marked parts): rear sight aperture, safety, follower assembly, lower band, op rod, and front handguard ferrule. Still, I used about 70% of the correct PB marks.


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Old February 6th, 2017, 08:09 AM   #14
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Very pretty Garand!

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Beautiful rifle!

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