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Your Newest Firearm


#457

I’ve seen aftermarket stocks with the ability to accept AR style magazines, but I was hesitant to spend more money on it given the poor initial performance. Now that it looks like it wants to be a shooter… we’ll see. You are correct though, that is not it’s best feature. I hate to give up that cool camo paint job, I’m pretty proud of that for my first time :wink::rofl:


#458

Just did a spring kit and polish job on my SP101. one word AWESOME


#459

@Tinman

I have heard of others who have also modified their SP101’s with great satisfaction from the results.

Makes you wonder why Ruger doesn’t just offer those changes in an upgrade model.


#460

they would charge to much for the upgrade. for under 20 bucks you do it your self. and do a better job


#461

Finally took delivery of the 1955 Garand, Service Grade: Parts Correct CMP purchased back in 2004. Got the CMP case, certificate, manual and owner sent me a few extra clips. Stock is a SA stock with 1/2" DAS and the serifed P stamp. A few minor handling marks - small nicks that a small amount of boiled linseed oil can’t handle and hide nicely. I really like the reddish look the walnut stock has.

Blanks. Practicing loading.

I feel fortunate to own, hold and look forward to shooting this piece of American history.


#462

@JohnB

That’s why the ‘aftermarket’ companies are booming…


#463

@goretro77
What a beautiful firearm with some history to boot. Congrats on your purchase, happy shooting!
Thanks for the pics


#464

Tinman

Other than very minor changes (grips, or painting the sights as needed), I don’t modify my guns. However, in a trusted gunsmith’s hands, I would be willing to have more modifications done. Obviously, if Ruger was doing the changes and offering the upgraded model (at presumably a higher price), I would be first in line to buy the upgraded model, even if it was a couple of hundred more.

It is fine if you want to make the changes yourself and save the money, but that is not my interest or approach.


#465

@goretro77

Absolutely beautiful! That gun is a piece of art! Enjoy!


#466

Thank you, I keep getting up and going to my basement and fondling this firearm. It has soul.


#467

Thanks! Yes I’ve been seeing the proper technique and getting acquainted with the M1 Garand.

Been practicing it so its been a very easy firearm to learn how to load and easy enough to avoid the M1 Thumb. I look forward to shooting it!


#468

Just picked up a little savage mark II bolt 22lr and i finished dipping stock tonight


#469

Also finished my NEF 410/45lc survivor rifle other day its a dark pine forest film i dipped in and hand painted the lettering with the blaze orange


#470

nice work my friend looks very profesional


#471

Serious cool factor - mess with the snake and you’ll feel the fangs!


#472

@goretro77,
Nice Garand. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine. You might think about joining GCA, Garand Collectors Association. They have a decent magazine that’s all things Garand and lots of ads from people whom specialize in Garands. It’s another source of info on Garands.


#473

Locked up VP9SK, visited today for a little fondling


#474

Just picked up my Tac 13…a fine weapon. Looking forward to range time.
“Back in Black”


#475

@HandyDave

Very cool, indeed!


#476


Just picked up this new Ruger American Ranch yesterday for my little boy’s birthday. (His first center-fire). It is a 5.56x45 (NOT .223!) and sports a 16" barrel. The stock is very short by design (almost a youth stock). The bolt has three locking lugs instead of two and Ruger copied the Savage accutrigger and barrel nut. Its topped with a vortex 4-12x40 scope and with bipod, sling, case, butler creek lens caps, and cheek rest all for about $720!