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As an Xmas present to myself, I picked up a Garand from Dave (15636215), the purchase was great, Dave is a pleasure to sit and chat with. Picked up a spam can of Greek surplus 30-06 Garand ammo and the gun and ammo sat for 2 1/2 months, hate when life gets in the way, but today we all went to the range, by the third shot I was on target. I have shot 30-30 deer hunting, 5.56 in my AR, semiauto 12 gauge, but this was my first 30-06, my grin was from ear to ear for 20 minutes while shooting. A couple things that I wasn’t expecting were, the rifle is lighter than I had imagined, the sights are a pleasure to use, the kick is no where near what I was expecting, and man is it loud, not that sharp clap from an AR, more like a throaty ST Bernard bark.

If you have been lusting for some nostalgia and have said, I would like a Garand, buy one, you will not regret it.

Thanks Dave

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1 hour ago, FishNHard said:

What is the way to determine the year of mine Garand.

PM me. serial #

15 hours ago, FishNHard said:

When i went to tanners to get a standard M1A they only had a national match with a Garand next to it, I was happy the credit card no so much LOL

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Get some BLO on that garand stock.

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You can use Linseed oil or Boiled linseed oil. Plain takes longer to dry, but better finish, Boiled dries faster. Apply, wait 30 minutes wipe off. 1 week apply again. Brings out that WW2 reddish in wood and finishes it. 5 or 6 applications works well. I work with stocks LOL.   https://imgur.com/a/1NwKzbO      https://imgur.com/a/1NwKzbO

 

 

I use linseed oil thinned, many applications. Don't leave on too long before wiping, gets sticky, Heat helps to cure.

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I did three stocks using raw linseed oil: two Korean war vintage and one new issue Boyd's As @15636215 said, it brings out that reddish patina (develops over time in my experience). I also finished them all with gunny paste from Garand Gear.

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37 minutes ago, Xtors said:

I did three stocks using raw linseed oil: two Korean war vintage and one new issue Boyd's As @15636215 said, it brings out that reddish patina (develops over time in my experience). I also finished them all with gunny paste from Garand Gear.

I didn't get to the gunny paste yet! LOL.

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I am working on 2 stocks and 8 handguard sets now. Just hit the 2nd BLO treatment. Will be a week or two for BLO. That is a wax base treatment. finishes the stock, makes it a little shine too.

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