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Happy Birthday, John!
« on: January 06 2019, 05:21:17 PM »
In memory of a Canadian that had the sense to become an American and avoid all those taxes and tariffs!  Happy Birthday, a week late, John Garand!  The father of the greatest battle rifle of the 20th century :rock:
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Re: Happy Birthday, John!
« Reply #1 on: January 06 2019, 08:21:54 PM »
If my dad were alive he would certainly agree. Is that your rifle?
My dad actually believed the M 1 was created though a combination of Divine Intervention and John Garands faith.

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Re: Happy Birthday, John!
« Reply #2 on: January 06 2019, 10:04:37 PM »
That's a really nice piece.  Matching parts manufacturers I would presume
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Re: Happy Birthday, John!
« Reply #3 on: January 07 2019, 12:26:18 AM »
Yep mine. Original IHC from 1953. Barrel is tired but still shoots well.

I have a beautiful  Springfield 03 from 1943 that is great condition but my shoulder gets tired after a box of shells LOL
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Re: Happy Birthday, John!
« Reply #4 on: January 07 2019, 11:15:20 AM »
Very nice! :cheers:   What are the tariffs on it? :icon_lol:

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Re: Happy Birthday, John!
« Reply #5 on: January 07 2019, 11:21:46 AM »
Yep mine. Original IHC from 1953. Barrel is tired but still shoots well.

I have a beautiful  Springfield 03 from 1943 that is great condition but my shoulder gets tired after a box of shells LOL
Please, please, please put me on the list for hand me downs!
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Re: Happy Birthday, John!
« Reply #6 on: January 07 2019, 01:31:25 PM »
Very nice! :cheers:   What are the tariffs on it? :icon_lol:

Did not even pay sales tax on this one :)...Normally, sales tax around here is 8.25%
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Re: Happy Birthday, John!
« Reply #7 on: January 07 2019, 01:43:08 PM »
One of the guns I've actually shot!


...I should change that - I haven't shot Steve's M1, just a friend of a friends.
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Re: Happy Birthday, John!
« Reply #8 on: January 07 2019, 03:05:17 PM »
Did you just buy the rifle, Steve?

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Re: Happy Birthday, John!
« Reply #9 on: January 07 2019, 03:25:44 PM »
The real question is how does it work on the rattlers and coyotes?
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Re: Happy Birthday, John!
« Reply #10 on: January 07 2019, 03:41:10 PM »
No, I bought  it three or four years ago. I just saw it in my safe the other day and decided to go outside and put a couple of clips thru it.

It would definitely be Overkill for varmits that small

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Re: Happy Birthday, John!
« Reply #11 on: January 07 2019, 04:16:55 PM »
Lol I know - itís basically a semi auto 30-06 right?
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Re: Happy Birthday, John!
« Reply #12 on: January 07 2019, 04:46:02 PM »
yes, it's 30-06 and it's not bad at all to shoot because it is gas operated.  the 03 is also 30-06 that is a copy of the mauser action and is bolt action...no pad on the butt of the stock and it gets old quick these days lol  I have an 8mm Mauser which hurts more and some Mosins which are the Russian equivalent to  30-06 and they all smart...one does not realize how much those rubber butt pads do until one shoots old guns with a metal plate on the butt
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