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Pictures of your "Brown Guns"

Postby Scott B. » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:40 pm

If this is a dupe thread, I apologize. I searched but only found the black guns thread.

This little beauty showed up today. Mailed my paperwork the CMP on Dec 1. CC was charged on Dec 5. It's a reward for achieving a shooting goal and a little Christmas bonus rolled in one.

M1 Garand with a new barrel and stock, all parts reparkerized, and chambered in 308. It has a block to keep anybody from loading the wrong rounds. Receiver dates to 1955 ~ 1957, from Springfield Armory.

Put three coats of boiled linseed oil on throughout the day. I think it'll take some more. It's sitting in a warmed box overnight to see how it does. Had a smile on my face ever since I saw it coming off the truck.

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Postby Tex1961 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:48 pm

That’s absolutely one gorgeous rifle. I’m usually not jealous of others guns, but I have to admit I am about this one. Congrats
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Postby SQLGeek » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:55 pm

Outstanding! I have a Springfield M1 with a 1944 dated receiver I got from the CMP about 13 years ago. The stock doesn't look nearly as nice but the receiver and barrel looked like it was redone in the arsenal and then put away. It's been a great rifle.

I'll need to take a picture of that and my Mossberg 500.
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Postby Pawpaw » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:17 am

That's a real beauty!

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Postby The Annoyed Man » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:21 am

Ruger Gunsite Scout (technically, dark gray, but it IS a wooden stock):
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Marlin 336BL:
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Henry Lever Action .22 Octagonal:
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1943 Inland M1 Carbine (also with 1943 Ithaca 1911A1):
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Stoeger Condor Competition 12 gauge over/under shotgun:
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And somewhere, I also have pictures of a 1936 Tula Hex Receiver Moisin-Nagant 91/30, and a Yldiz o/u 20 gauge. That’s all of my wood-stocked guns.
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Postby Vol Texan » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:53 am

Among other things, I picked these eight ladies up after Harvey hit here in Houston. A neighbor asked me if I'd help her sell her husband's guns - he'd passed away just a month before the hurricane hit, she wanted nothing to do with these after he was gone.

She offered to let me keep one of these M1 Carbines as a commission for helping out - and I chose the Standard Products as my own. I sold the Winchester, the RockOla, the National Postal Meter, and the IBM within the first month, and the Quality Hardware went this week. Only two more remain - an Underwood and a Saginal S'G'. Hopefully these will find a forever home soon enough.

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My only other wooden guns are a Python, a Ruger Super Redhawk, and an old Iver Johnson Model 1900 Target. I don't have a photo of that latter, but the other two are below.

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Postby Liberty » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:53 am

The Annoyed Man wrote:Ruger Gunsite Scout (technically, dark gray, but it IS a wooden stock):
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What is that sling you have on that GSR?
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Re: Pictures of your "Brown Guns"

Postby Scott B. » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:18 am

The Annoyed Man wrote:Ruger Gunsite Scout (technically, dark gray, but it IS a wooden stock):
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I like it!
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Postby SQLGeek » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:20 am

Scott B. wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:Ruger Gunsite Scout (technically, dark gray, but it IS a wooden stock):
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I like it!


It is a nice rifle even if it is wrong handed. :lol:
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Re: Pictures of your "Brown Guns"

Postby Scott B. » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:02 pm

SQLGeek wrote:
Scott B. wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:Ruger Gunsite Scout (technically, dark gray, but it IS a wooden stock):


I like it!


It is a nice rifle even if it is wrong handed. :lol:


And it' s not really set up scout style, but then again that's exactly how I'd set up one too.

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Re: Pictures of your "Brown Guns"

Postby cmgee67 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:19 pm

Vol Texan wrote:Among other things, I picked these eight ladies up after Harvey hit here in Houston. A neighbor asked me if I'd help her sell her husband's guns - he'd passed away just a month before the hurricane hit, she wanted nothing to do with these after he was gone.

She offered to let me keep one of these M1 Carbines as a commission for helping out - and I chose the Standard Products as my own. I sold the Winchester, the RockOla, the National Postal Meter, and the IBM within the first month, and the Quality Hardware went this week. Only two more remain - an Underwood and a Saginal S'G'. Hopefully these will find a forever home soon enough.

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My only other wooden guns are a Python, a Ruger Super Redhawk, and an old Iver Johnson Model 1900 Target. I don't have a photo of that latter, but the other two are below.

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Re: Pictures of your "Brown Guns"

Postby equin » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:20 pm

Scott B. wrote:If this is a dupe thread, I apologize. I searched but only found the black guns thread.

This little beauty showed up today. Mailed my paperwork the CMP on Dec 1. CC was charged on Dec 5. It's a reward for achieving a shooting goal and a little Christmas bonus rolled in one.

M1 Garand with a new barrel and stock, all parts reparkerized, and chambered in 308. It has a block to keep anybody from loading the wrong rounds. Receiver dates to 1955 ~ 1957, from Springfield Armory.

Put three coats of boiled linseed oil on throughout the day. I think it'll take some more. It's sitting in a warmed box overnight to see how it does. Had a smile on my face ever since I saw it coming off the truck.

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Awesome M1!! Looks just like mine, but I got a mid-50’s H&R in .30-06 a few years ago from the CMP. I also used boiled linseed oil on the stock. Need to apply some more, though.

So can you shoot any commercial .308 in yours? Or are you stuck searching for Garand-safe .30-06 ammo like the rest of us?
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Re: Pictures of your "Brown Guns"

Postby equin » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:22 pm

Oops. Meant to say Garand-safe .308 ammo like the rest of us who search for Garand-safe .30-06 ammo.
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Postby Scott B. » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:45 pm

equin wrote:Awesome M1!! Looks just like mine, but I got a mid-50’s H&R in .30-06 a few years ago from the CMP. I also used boiled linseed oil on the stock. Need to apply some more, though.

So can you shoot any commercial .308 in yours? Or are you stuck searching for Garand-safe .30-06 ammo like the rest of us?


Here's the dope from the CMP COO, "Our .308 Win. caliber CMP Special M1 Garands are chambered for .308 Win. The barrels are marked .308, the chambers are cut with a Clymer manufactured .308 spec. reamer, the headspace is checked with a Clymer .308 spec. go and no go gauge, and the rifles are function test fired with .308 Win. caliber Atomic brand ammunition."

I don't plan to shoot any hot 308/762 through it but it would probably be fine. Some people say you need to change out the gas plug, but I'm going to run it as is and see what happens.

There are old, post-war Navy 308 conversions running around with sleeved chambers. They're not considered safe to shoot.
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Re: Pictures of your "Brown Guns"

Postby The Annoyed Man » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:08 pm

Liberty wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:Ruger Gunsite Scout (technically, dark gray, but it IS a wooden stock):
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What is that sling you have on that GSR?

It’s a Galco Safari “Ching Sling” - the type of sling recommended by Col Cooper himself for scout type rifles: https://www.galcogunleather.com/safari-ching-sling_8_361_1257.html



I love mine. The leather is still a little bit stiff because I haven’t actually used the sling very much in the field to carry and deploy the rifle, so it’s not fully broken in yet, but like most Galco products, it is exceptionally well made, and in my opinion, certainly worth the $80 they charge for it. I expect it to last as long as the rifle does. I have several other slings, mostly VTAC slings for my ARs, but this leather Ching sling is by far the nicest sling I have. If Ling New at Gunsite Academy says it works, then it works. I will tell you that you’ll spend a little time figuring out what adjustment settings work for you at your individual size. And because the brass studs and corresponding holes in the leather are meant to be left alone once your fit has been figured out, it’s a little bit of work to make those adjustments. But it does work exactly as advertised, and it makes for very stable shooting when away from the bench.
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