NC Gun Guy
NC Gun Guy 05 May 2019
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M1 Garand. What I have found out so far!

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My M1 Garand after complete tear down for inspection and maintenance.

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Buffalo
Buffalo 4 months ago

I need one of these. I've always found them so interesting but have never owned one. Thanks for the information!

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NC Gun Guy
NC Gun Guy 4 months ago

Thanks for watching.

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Rick Nethery's  Firearm Channel

I wonder if that was a gas trap barrel ? Like if the rifle was assembled from parts in Sacremento California. Very interesting rifle Sir.

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NC Gun Guy
NC Gun Guy 4 months ago

From what I could find online as well as with the CMP the Sacramento folks were just importers/exporters. They did not assemble. Like Christian says below it probably went overseas as part of a govt. lease and then imported back at some time and refitted with parts from 53-54 parts. Agin because of the condition I would say that it was done for a drill or honor guard rifle. The wife’s uncle was in an honor guard for a lot of years so it makes sense to me. Either way no matter the true story or full story as I will probably never know. I am glad I ended up with the rifle. It is awesome.

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Rick Nethery's  Firearm Channel

@NC Gun Guy : I agree Sir, probably a ceremony rifle for 21 Gun Salutes, fitted with a blank firing device. Very nice rifle.

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NC Gun Guy
NC Gun Guy 4 months ago

@Rick Nethery: actually two BFAs. One external and one internal per the threads on the inside of the barrel. I’m gonna see if I can’t get my hands on one of the internal ones.

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Rick Nethery's  Firearm Channel

Very cool, I was thinking that the choke tube looking barrel attachment was part of a grenade launcher. I have only watched the first part of this video but plan to watch the rest tonight..

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NC Gun Guy
NC Gun Guy 4 months ago

Nope it is definitely an external BFA. I found them for sale on Ebay as well. I’ll take and post some range video if it ever stops raining. I think to build an Arc.

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CrookedCreekShooting
CrookedCreekShooting 5 months ago

Nice. I'd like to get my hands on an M1 sometime. Thanks!

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Bluegrassbushcraft
Bluegrassbushcraft 5 months ago

Don't know anything about the M1 but I do have a few old surplus guns. I think the piece you found in the stock that threads on the barrel is to keep the cleaning rod center inside the barrel to keep it from rubbing the sides. Hope this helps.

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NC Gun Guy
NC Gun Guy 5 months ago

I never thought of that. Could be, but it was definitely fired with it on the end of the barrel as well. As it has unturned and burned powder residue inside it. Thanks for heads up on cleaning rod, will for sure look into it.

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CRS Firearms
CRS Firearms 5 months ago

You’re no slouch on her either kind of killing it

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NC Gun Guy
NC Gun Guy 5 months ago

Thanks.

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Christian Grest
Christian Grest 5 months ago

Cool! So that was probably part of a drill unit or something along those lines. HRA marked barrel is definitely, Harrington and Richardson. I can't say what the threading is going into the counterbore of the barrel. One guess is Maybe there was a different type of blank adapter? Just a guess. I've done a bit of searching, but can't find any other instance of someone discussing threads on a counterbored barrel. One suggestion, register over at the www.thecmp.org forum and post some photos....lots of knowledge over there. The markings on the bolt MAY have been to identify the bolt to the rifle when the rifles in the units were disassembled. The parts aren't all serialized, but have drawing numbers...it would be a bad thing to swap bolts and have a non-head spaced rifle as a result. That is most likely not the original bolt to that rifle. The Lithgow marking on the receiver is an import marking, so this Garand definitely saw use overseas as part of the lend-lease program, then imported back into the U.S. With that rifle, if you find a better barrel, you won't hurt the value if you ever decide to change it out. If she shoots great, I wouldn't bother. Really great looking Garand! I so wish those old rifles could talk to us...the stories they'd tell.

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NC Gun Guy
NC Gun Guy 5 months ago

Thanks again for all the info. I did find som info today on Lithgow ca (importer/exporter) vice ADI Lithgow in Australia who manufactured receivers. From what I found the ones they made that were marked as Springfield Armory started with 7,000,000 s/n so mine would have been USGI that went through Lithgow inc Ca. At sometime. I’m not worried about the barrel matching. I’m not a purist. My plan will be to see if I can wear that barrel out, then maybe I will change it. It shoots great and the sites were on, I did not make one click adjustment. I bet this Garand had not been fired with a real bullet in 50 years. I’m sure it was just used for his Honor Guard duties a few times a year. Even that the man hadn’t been involved I that in 20 years. Probably why it is in such nice condition. I will register on the camp.org forum. Thanks again for the info and help.

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NC Gun Guy
NC Gun Guy 5 months ago

@NC Gun Guy : wow autocorrect did a job, lol.

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NC Gun Guy
NC Gun Guy 5 months ago

FYI. Just found out the internal threads were done for an internal blank firing adapter. They were a set screw with a hole drilled through it. It was used a lot in the movie industry as well as re-enactors. They used the internal one because it dose not change the “look” of the rifle.

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Christian Grest
Christian Grest 5 months ago

@NC Gun Guy : Oh cool, mystery solved! I thought it could be something like that, but couldn't find any info readily available.

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