Anyone know of a m1 garand reproduction rifle and have any experience with it? I’m only aware of the Fulton armory rifles. Looking for a m1 garamd that can rifle newer .30-06 or possibly .308 as i have seen some conversions for such. Thanks.
Just use an adjustable gas plug if you don't want to reload for the Garand. I would think that even if there was a reproduction worth buying (and there isn't) the Op rod would be just as subject to bending as an original due to length and design.
$40 aftermarket gas plug fixes the issue...
CMP is your friend. Its been a while, but I think they still can ship directly to your home if you have FFL03 + COE. Good old days when the delivery guy knows what he is delivering to you right to your home in California.
I would go with the gas plug route if you don't reload. I reload and still prefer gas plug just in case the round is hotter. Don't buy the clones when you can get a decent shooting piece for a lower price at the CMP. Get a battle tested one from CMP. They have their own character and a history to tell. There are always a bunch of vultures watching CMP every week for any returns from some faraway country with stories to tell. Sometimes there are a bunch of nice stock that shows up but they get snatched up right away. I still love the battle tested WWII era guns. You can get them in 308 if you want too, but 30-06 is preferred by most.
Garands are meant to be shot and not put on the wall for decoration. Only a few rare ones with all original parts deserved to be put on a wall and never shot. They are the beast that help American maintain peace in the world. They deserve to be in circulation and be shot by a new generation of gun owners.
The Arisaka and Mausers also have a nice history also. They all have their own history to tell. I knew of a person who actually had a Nambu that was recovered from a Japanese kamikaze pilot that crashed into a warship. The gun survived but was mangled. The guy who brought it back had all the paperwork and provenance to prove authenticity from the ship records. I was able to hold it and touch it and know its place in history. Very interesting piece.
Good to know, thanks! My fear is ruining some piece of history. My mosin, well Chinese 53, I got from a shop that the perilous owner had traded out the stock for the plastic, and took a rattle can to it. The shop cleaned it up and cerakoted it. I dropped a scout mount on it just because I like the concept and it’s a fun little rifle. If it was a clean m44 I would’ve left as is.