I’ve always wanted an M1 Garand since I was a teenager, I finally got my hands on one(sure it needs a little TLC, but I’m going to enjoy that)
Cool, one of the best battle rifles of all time.
Imam not a milsurp guy by any means but but if I ver get any it would be that rifle. I have been allowed to shoot one once before and it was really nice.
Nice piece of history there.
Mil surp rifles used to be cheap and even decent not too long ago, but now it’s another story. Used to buy a springfield 03 for couple hundred at most.
Restoring them is the best part.
Very nice @DefenderBros! I would love to shoot one since I know I’ll never be able to buy one. It’s current value is too high for my budget.
Thank you! Havent shot it yet, looking forward to hearing that ping!
Thats one sexy assualt rifle
Very nice! Make sure to use the correct ammo…if it’s too hot you can bend the op rod.
I had one for a while and really enjoyed it…shouldn’t have let it go…
Jealous for sure.
That is one nice rifle. I also want to own one some day.
I’d heard alot of commercial ammo on the market can damage the OP rod, got any suggestions?
Obviously the old surplus stuff is best…but it is now hard to come by and very expensive. Federal makes a load specifically for the Garand:
And there is hand loading as well. There are gas valves out there that are supposed to reduce the pressure of more of the commercial ammo down to a level that will not damage the rifle…but I never ran any of them, so I can’t really comment on how well they work.
The chamber pressure is really what you’re concerned with. If you can find ammo that has a chamber pressure rated the same, or close to the same as the original then you’re good to go…not always easy to find those specs though. Reloading/hand loading is easier to control since the specs are usually published.
IIRC there was a hunting load by Remington I used to run…I’ll have to see if I can find that info and provide it to you…it’s been a while lol!
Here is a search on ammoseek for garand ammo. It comes up with several options at different retailers.