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M1 Envy

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by sparkly_flea, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. sparkly_flea

    sparkly_flea Beaver State Member

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    Thought I would share...

    Thanksgiving with the family and just admiring Dad's M1 armory. The two gun sacks behind also have Garands in them. I won't even talk about the "Enfield" or "Mauser" side of the room although I think I saw another M1 or two mixed in with them. Lost in the shuffle no doubt. Dad is very dedicated. He has his eye on more!
     
  2. aaron

    aaron Prineville OR Member

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    Oh wow.... That is amazing! I love M1's...:thumbup:
     
  3. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Very nice.
     
  4. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The U.S. .30 Caliber M1 Rifle is a thing of beauty.
    I know a gentleman who has over TWENTY of them!
     
  5. sparkly_flea

    sparkly_flea Beaver State Member

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    I might be able to come up with twenty if I dug around some more. My Christmas gift to Dad is going to be a database program!
     
  6. Grizzly_A

    Grizzly_A Portland Metro Area Member

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    Very nice.

    Anybody check out the sale at Big5? Saw they had them for $599. Didn't know if they were in good shape or not.
     
  7. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    All of the ones I have ever seen at the BIG 5 are trashed. Not worth anywhere near what they want for them.

    Now, getting the M1 though the CMP is a different story. They have ALWAYS had them in WONDERFUL shape. Cheaper too! :)
     
  8. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    A thing of beauty!
     
  9. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    I wonder if all BIG 5 has are the 'BLUE SKY' ones from Korea ????
     
  10. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Very nice collection!
     
  11. usrifle

    usrifle washington Member

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    "Blue sky" marked M1's were earlier imports. The "Dog's" at Big 5 are Taiwanese imports. Worn out dogs...
    CMP really only has Greek and Italian rifles left anymore, a few "USGI" rifles trickle in now and then.
    The "Good old day's" are gone for "good" GI guns from the CMP.
    usrifle
     
  12. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanx for the update ... looks ike I lost a few years there ... LOL
     
  13. usrifle

    usrifle washington Member

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    There's still plenty of "good" ones out there, but you have to look for private sales.
    usrifle
     
  14. BIG_GUNNUT

    BIG_GUNNUT North Central Oregon Active Member

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    +1:thumbup:
     
  15. sparkly_flea

    sparkly_flea Beaver State Member

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    M1s are just cool. I love shooting them. That cool ping when the clip is done and the scramble to find it when it ejects. Ah...
     
  16. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Make it worth your while if you convince your father to adopt me... :thumbup:

    Seriously, you are blessed to have a father like him. Nice collection.

    SF-
     
  17. sparkly_flea

    sparkly_flea Beaver State Member

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    Dad would bristle at the thought of being a "collector". He's a shooter! It's just hard for him to get around to the dozens of rifles he has so they collect dust. Occasionally he has to pay attention to his handguns too. We should all be so lucky.

    RE: adoption. You'll have to fight my three brothers and me. You can kick my sisters a$$ though. She's always been a pain so I'm willing to negotiate. :D
     
  18. zul

    zul PDX Member

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    What a beautiful sight! Someday i'd like to own a Garand :)
     
  19. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    o... m... G!!!



    Just flippin' AWESOME!!! :thumbup:
     
  20. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Great looking collection. Something to be really proud of...

    I get the feeling that Stomper likes 'em. ;)