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Old March 27th, 2017, 03:50 PM   #1
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IT's HOME!!! (was: New Garand inbound...)

UPDATE!

Picked it up this afternoon after work, I'm knee deep in the Spring cleaning of the man cave (my God I'm a slovenly pig), once I catch a break I'll clean it up nd post some pics. It's definitely going to need some new wood and if the barrel spec's ok maybe a dunk in a parkerizing tank.

LGS picked up a Springfield 2.4M serial, March 50 SA barrel with mix of beech and walnut wood on a trade at an out of town gunshow. He had it out all of 30 minutes when I came in, took a look and told him to set it back and I'll square with him later.

At one time I had nearly 15 garands and sold/traded them. Today I wish someone would kick me in the junk for every rifle I let go


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Old March 27th, 2017, 04:02 PM   #2
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Old March 27th, 2017, 04:27 PM   #3
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Jaholder, we all make mistakes but it's all good if we learn from them-NEVER sell a gun. At some point in your life, you'll regret it.

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Old March 27th, 2017, 06:05 PM   #4
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Jaholder, we all make mistakes but it's all good if we learn from them-NEVER sell a gun. At some point in your life, you'll regret it.
Word, Yo!

Today I'm a "Buy and Hold" collector. I look back on all the 200+ guns I've owned over the years and realize that there's only 4-5 of them I don't regret getting rid of. Oh well...

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Old March 27th, 2017, 06:22 PM   #5
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In the early eighties I had to liquidate my gun collection to pay bills
I regretted this ever since , some of the pistols l still can't replace
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New deer , new gun. New bullets , new gun and so on

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Old March 27th, 2017, 06:26 PM   #6
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Jaholder, we all make mistakes but it's all good if we learn from them-NEVER sell a gun. At some point in your life, you'll regret it.
I came to that conclusion some years ago and passed my own personal rule.

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Old March 28th, 2017, 06:40 AM   #7
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Encouraged by this forum, I have only sold guns that were less than reliable and they were declared as such to the purchasers. Sold clunkers:Raven Arms .25 (w/real wood grip panels!), Jennings 9mm, and an American Arms PX .22LR - I don't miss any of them.

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But they all have a value

I own every hand gun carried through a 25 year LEO career. That's about 5 weapons and have since added four or five long guns and I'm now building a happenstance 1911 Government that arrived in a sack of parts



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I had a friend who told me he once owned a 1960s Corvette stingray, he said he sold that and bought a Mustang Mach 1, he said later he sold that and bought a 57 Chevy, sold and then purchased a 32 Ford Street rod followed by a 36 Chevy. I said do you have any of them he said no , but how many people do you know that can say they have owned and enjoyed such a variety of automobiles. Same with guns if your budget only allows you to own so many , after you've had fun with one, you sell it and buy the next thing on your bucket list. You can't take them with you and you will die someday.
I once witnessed a seven-year-old talking to an elderly gentleman and the seven-year-old asked if The gentleman would sell any of his rifles. The older man said no! I will never sell any of my guns. The seven-year-old said well I'll buy them from your widow cheap, and I don't think I'll have to wait too long. The seven-year-old was my daughter , and I have taught her better than that. She was just repeating what she has heard other people say so many times in private, Don't get upset, all in fun.

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Updated my original post.

Gonna try and pics uploaded tonight.

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Old April 20th, 2017, 07:21 PM   #11
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Here we go, crappy lighting made the rest of the pics worthless



2.4M Springfield Armory, barrel marked SA 3 50 and entire trigger groups looks to be all HRA. Stock is Beech, handguards are walnut, all 3 pieces oozing oil and the front HG has a small crack. All the metal on the wood is loose but the trigger group takes some effort to clamp down. Bore looks clean and rifling sharp.

I might try and get it out to the range Sunday and see how she shoots. Definitely a good candidate for replacement wood, maybe some used GI walnut that won't break the bank.

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Old April 20th, 2017, 08:18 PM   #12
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Looks good!

Nice grab!

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Old April 20th, 2017, 08:28 PM   #13
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Nice looking Rifle!!!

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Old April 21st, 2017, 03:23 AM   #14
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Stock looks like it's birch not beech and congratulations on the new M-1.

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Old April 21st, 2017, 02:21 PM   #15
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Looks good!

Nice grab!
Yeah, but I think the nicer grab's going to be the LE trade Remington 700 police sniper in .308 with H-S Precision stock and Leopold 3-10X scope I had him put back for me.

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