January 24, 2006

Blogger Survey

Just out of curiousity how many bloggers out there own at least one M1 Garand?
How many plan on owning one sometime in the near future? How many would at least like to?

Just wondering.

But if you're a blogger & happen to have pics of your M1 Garand send them to me at publicola_mu AT yahoo DOT com as I might just put together a post featuring said pics. A Garand Carnival if you will.

Posted by Publicola at January 24, 2006 03:04 AM | TrackBack

I don't own an M1 Garand, but I have an M1A. Does that count? Ugly black plastic stock, so I doubt you want a photo.

Posted by: Bill St. Clair at January 24, 2006 05:07 AM

You know I've got one, but no pictures of it.

Posted by: Kevin Baker at January 24, 2006 07:19 AM

I didn't have any for a long time. Then I bought eight at the CMP to educate myself. Two left. Photos coming.

Posted by: Robert at January 24, 2006 07:33 AM

I do. Via the old DCM program.

Posted by: David Codrea at January 24, 2006 08:38 AM

Got one, thanks!

Would still like to replace the stock on it (birch is on it now, I want walnut). Will probably buy another at some point.

Posted by: countertop at January 24, 2006 09:06 AM

I have a 5,890,XXX SA that is I think "substantially" correct. I'm waiting on a couple of books but I think only the bolt does not match.

Posted by: David Avera at January 24, 2006 09:28 AM


A new Sprinfield Garand chambered in .308.

A CMP Greek Garand.

I'll shoot you some photos.

Posted by: Benjamin at January 24, 2006 10:12 AM

I stumbled across a very nice Garand Circa 1944 being sold by an "unlicensed vendor" (aka law abiding citizen) at a gun show (oh my!). She's a shooter, not a collector (the barrel and stock have both been replaced at least once but the reciever(Springfield Armory) is virtually flawless) but, boy does she shoot! I've been thinking about trying to tackle a "National Match" upgrade job, but she's accurate enough for my skill level now...I don't know that improving her accuracy would have any effect on mine until I improve my skills.

I've wanted a Garand all my life after having heard story after story from my father and other relatives who used them during the WWII/Korea time frame, now that I have one...it's my favorite weapon of any type (and after 21 years in the military, I've experienced a lot of different weapons). I can't wait to try her out at 500 yards during the Atlantic Fleet Rifle and Pistol match this spring.

Pix in the mail when I get the chance.

Posted by: Curtis Stone at January 24, 2006 12:15 PM

I would have to be in the "no, but would like to" category.

Posted by: AlanDP at January 24, 2006 12:51 PM

I have an M1 Garand and blogged about it at:
http://tenring.blogspot.com/2005/12/one-from-vault_28.html The post has photos in it.

Posted by: Denise at January 24, 2006 01:14 PM

if you are handing them out then i would take one, though I don't know if I would buy one myself.

i really like the ugly black rifles.

Posted by: cube at January 24, 2006 05:28 PM

Trust me, cube, once you shoot one, you'll love it as much or more than the ugly black rifles.

I felt the same way you do until I got mine.

Posted by: Kevin Baker at January 24, 2006 09:09 PM

Got one-1953 International Harvester. Pix (with ammo) in the pr0n post: http://heartlesslibertarian.blogspot.com/2005_12_18_heartlesslibertarian_archive.html#113519299319606412

Now I want a BM-59.

Posted by: Heartless Libertarian at January 24, 2006 10:08 PM

I did own two, but just recently traded my "FrankenGarand" away so I've only got my '42 Springfield left.

Pics are online here.

Plans for the "FrankenGarand" Mark II continue.

Posted by: Erik at January 25, 2006 05:10 AM

I'm not a blogger, but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night (and I have a Garand).

Posted by: Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner at January 25, 2006 10:28 AM

No, I don't have one, (or more). Would love to get one... (and more).

I've got something else I was thinking of sending you a picture of. Will do when I get back home.

Posted by: FishOrMan at January 25, 2006 05:39 PM

Hell yeah I want one! Not a lot of competitions here to get the CMP to bless me though...

Posted by: Will at January 26, 2006 06:27 AM

I'd like one. My planned list, in order:
Long gun electronic-lock wall safe
GOA life membership & 4-day Practical Rifle course at FrontSight
CMP M1 Garand

The Garand and PTR-91 could switch positions though. Right now the PTR-91 seems a better choice than the Garand, because I already have a crappy Century CETME with lots of ammo and some accessories for the CETME/G3/HK91 series.

Posted by: EgregiousCharles at January 26, 2006 07:10 AM

I don't own one but would love to. It's one of the most fun rifles to shoot.

Posted by: elgato at January 26, 2006 08:14 AM

Was it not Genl Patton that commented on the M-1 Garand as the rifle that won the 2nd World War? High praise from a war hero. Other experts have acknowledged the value of the M-1. Having qualfied "expert" on the M-14 (USMC 1966) and knowing the similarities of their design it has been kind of a wish of mine to someday buy an M-1. The Civilian Marksmanship Program seems to be the easiest way to do so...someday...

Posted by: David Jackson at January 26, 2006 11:57 AM

Don't own a blog, but own a Garand. Will pass this to the oldest girl one day.

Posted by: Outlaw3 at January 26, 2006 12:01 PM

Bought a CMP SG SA that arrived end of last year. Haven't figured out how or when I'm going to de-cosmoline it yet.

Posted by: perpster at January 26, 2006 09:23 PM

Not a blogger, but I do have a Springfield M1 in the mid three millions - April '45. The Garand was the first service rifle I ever fired, back in 1971 aboard my father's destroyer (the Navy tends to hold onto weapons long after the other services have moved on - the ship also had Thompson guns and BARs in the armory).

Today, as a crusty old civilian mariner working for MSC I have ten M14s in my armory, and every time I handle one I think longingly of getting home some day and shooting my Garand.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at January 28, 2006 02:40 AM
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