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Old March 15th, 2017, 05:42 PM   #31
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Now we just need a pic of your "new" rifle with your AO 1911!

I agree about using the teak oil or flax seed oil. I think that will give you a cool GI look.

When I finished my new CMP stock, I went with a real milk products pure tung oil. If I had to do it again, I would not have used it. Don't get me wrong, it looks great, but now I think I would like something that is going to give the deep red patina look.

I hope you don't mind me posting pictures of mine. I'm just giving you a visual of what I am talking about.




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Old March 15th, 2017, 06:47 PM   #32
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That's a beautiful M1 for sure, no worries. The color of mine is very similar. Its a Boyds stock and it was only stained I think and I am now rubbing in some tung oil. I will post a new pic when it has a few coats on it.

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Old March 16th, 2017, 09:20 AM   #33
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Slant cut Op Rod. If it SA I would pull it and use a different one. If Winchester (which is what I bet it is) I would use it. Either way it an early part.


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Old March 16th, 2017, 09:41 AM   #35
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I stole this pic from TheCat, teak oiled. If you want a larger pic, it was swiped from the M1 pics.
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Old March 20th, 2017, 03:38 PM   #36
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Went up to the range today, about 30 miles each way, got there early, in hopes of shooting this M1. County guy drives up and tacks a sign on the gate. RANGE CLOSED TODAY! Great! Turns out the RM had some type of medical event before I got there and off he went to the hospital, no one else around to take his place. So next week will try again. Range is open weekends but frankly its like a dang zoo with the weekend crowd. Sigh...

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Old March 20th, 2017, 07:50 PM   #37
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Congratulations on your new addition. if you have a rifle club near you that run a "Garand Shoot', go for it. You'll enjoy the rifle even more. You are correct; KA is corrosive, PS stamped is not.

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Old March 21st, 2017, 06:27 PM   #38
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Congratulations on your new addition. if you have a rifle club near you that run a "Garand Shoot', go for it. You'll enjoy the rifle even more. You are correct; KA is corrosive, PS stamped is not.
Or Service rifle for that matter. You'd be more competitive against Garands though. To me the score doesn't matter too much. Be fore warned, competition is almost as addictive as buying Garands.

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Old March 21st, 2017, 07:09 PM   #39
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Or Service rifle for that matter. You'd be more competitive against Garands though. To me the score doesn't matter too much. Be fore warned, competition is almost as addictive as buying Garands.
My High Power days are long over, last match was in early 90's. I did win a local Garand match some years ago with my H&R DCM rifle. It was a 100 yd reduced course, shot a 467 11X to take top shooter. That's the only score I ever shot that I still remember. Did the bulk of my shooting with first a Fed Ord M14, then later with a Glen Nelson Super Match, though I didn't know it was a GN rifle at that time, just recently found that out.

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Old March 31st, 2017, 04:22 PM   #40
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Thought I should update this rifle. I took it to the range last week and while the barrel certainly shows promise the rifle alas had serious function problems. No point in elaborating here and will explain. I got in contact with CMP since its one of theirs, and emailed a couple times with the lead armorer there. A few things back and forth, then nothing. I emailed them to ask for a return authorization number, nothing. Called them today and was told "we can put you on the waiting list which is 4-6 months wait". Ooookaaayy.. Not so much. I emailed Ted Brown and within a couple hours an answer. "be happy to look at it for you". Its on its way there now for them to have a look at it. That's the kind of response I like. I look forward to getting it back in reliable shooting condition.

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Not fair to leave the hundreds of experts here hanging. What was the functionality issue?

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Old March 31st, 2017, 04:56 PM   #42
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I am no expert on these but it appears to be mostly a matter of clip timing. Very difficult to seat a loaded clip, bolt wont go forward without an act of Congress. Op rod pops up in the back when a clip is loaded, have to wiggle it up and down to induce bolt travel. Jammed numerous times during shooting, several times didn't extract an empty case and bolt closed on it. One out of 9 clips had no issue during shooting, one. All in all very frustrating. So off to Brown it went.


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That simple huh? :)

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Thought I should update this rifle. I took it to the range last week and while the barrel certainly shows promise the rifle alas had serious function problems. No point in elaborating here and will explain. I got in contact with CMP since its one of theirs, and emailed a couple times with the lead armorer there. A few things back and forth, then nothing. I emailed them to ask for a return authorization number, nothing. Called them today and was told "we can put you on the waiting list which is 4-6 months wait". Ooookaaayy.. Not so much. I emailed Ted Brown and within a couple hours an answer. "be happy to look at it for you". Its on its way there now for them to have a look at it. That's the kind of response I like. I look forward to getting it back in reliable shooting condition.
You're in good hands with Ted. Ted's a great armorer and super gentleman.

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Old March 31st, 2017, 05:32 PM   #45
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Did you contact the guy you bought the rifle from?

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