February 06, 2005

An Update

If you're wondering why I haven't been posting much the past few weeks then this may provide an answer for ya:

More pics can be found at : Military Surplus Make-Over: Wood You Like To Refresh A Garand?

& don't neglect the other fine posts over at The Shooter's Carnival.

For the helluvit I'll include some more pics in the extended entry.

What started off as this:

Became this:

& finally this:
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& to think; some call me a Garand freak! Some even say I'm obsessed! Well maybe it's true in part - just a little bit. But can ya blame me?

To find out how the transformation happened go see Military Surplus Make-Over: Wood You Like To Refresh A Garand?

Posted by Publicola at February 6, 2005 02:45 AM

beee-yoooo-teeee-fullll. great job on the refinish. is that a CMP buy?

Posted by: dave at February 7, 2005 07:45 AM

Damn, that's a pretty rifle. I'd never seen a Garand with a laminate stock before. Now I think they should ALL have one.

Posted by: Kim du Toit at February 7, 2005 10:47 AM

That is indeed a pretty piece of wood.

I have a cherry finished beech stock on my M14, and a beatufiul E2 stock.

I definitely like the maple/coffee laminate look though. Wharere did it come from.

Oh and are you couing to update your banner with a newer and prettier M1?

Posted by: Chris Byrne at February 7, 2005 12:42 PM

Thank ye. Yeppers; it's a CMP Garand. A Danish service grade to be precise.

Mr. du Toit,
Thank ye. I admit I like the laminates for utilitarian reasons, but I've seen too many rather fetching ones to pretend I don't like the way they look. I don't think they should ALL have a laminate stock (& if you look at Dean's Gun Restoration's site you'll understand why) but a laminate should be on any working Garand - probably any working rifle for that matter.

Thank ye. I've seen some striking cherry stocks here & there. You should send me some pics. The stock came from Boyds. It was 98% inletted & unfinished.
& yes I'll switch the banner when I have a little more time.

Posted by: Publicola at February 7, 2005 02:59 PM


Now people might realize why I have a Garand as the reason to donate for my amazon honot system account.

I just NEED a rifle like that, you know?

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at February 8, 2005 09:56 AM

Yeah I need to take some pics of my M14, in the original stock, and in the E2 with the bipod.

Unfortunately I don't have an E2 sling or sling support for it, but I'm sure I'll find them at an ELGS sometime soon.

Posted by: Chris Byrne at February 9, 2005 04:10 PM

Ohhh-- I just rec'd my M-1 (Greek Service Grade) and even though it is in amazing shape, you have given me some new ideas. Won't bust my budget either.....

Posted by: Scott at February 10, 2005 07:23 PM

I wish you would put a better stocked Garand at the top of your page. I grimace every time I see that cheap-looking, laminated stock. Yeah, I know they're more functional, but it looks like something Ruger would put on a 10/22. Reminds me of last ditch, Nazi Mausers too.
An honest piece of walnut would be much more palatable.

Posted by: Chas at August 4, 2005 03:17 PM
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