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    Garand Propaganda - G-PORN Posts Needed!

    http://www.memorableplaces.com/m1garand/index.html

    In the interest of consolidating several links:

    Parkerizing: http://www.m1-garand-rifle.com/parkerizing/

    Field Stripping the Garand: http://www.m1-garand-rifle.com/field-strip/m1-garand/

    Assembling a Garand from Parts: http://www.m1-garand-rifle.com/m1-garand-assembly/

    Development and History of the Military 30-06 Cartridge: http://www.m1-garand-rifle.com/30-06/

    M1 Garand Trouble Shooting: http://m1-garand-rifle.com/garand-troubleshooting.php

    How to load and unload the M1 Garand: http://www.m1-garand-rifle.com/loading/

    Anyone have any interesting Garand info? Please post it in this thread.
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    Re: Garand Propaganda

    The Garand is one rifle I hope to own one day, either in full size or Tanker T-26 size, how could you not like a semi-auto battle rifle chambered in .30-06

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    I know I can read tons of info. about the Tanker Garand that can be found on the internet, but I'm curious to hear your opinion on the Tanker Garand Corpsman, if you would take a moment please...

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    First, the so called Tanker was never produced for the military beyond some experiments. There are inherent functional limitations, particularly a severe loss of effective range. The standard Garand barrel is 24", so chopping off a third of the barrel is bound to have that effect. On the other side, they make nasty close in defense weapons. A rural house would be well served with a tanker. They make handy thick woods and brush deer rifles. With the 152 grain M2 AP round, they can raise hell with engine blocks and gas tanks. Many of the early attempts had severe reliability issues, which cast a pall on attempts to market later functional versions. So, some are great (check with Everett Bill) and some suck. I have the subjective impression that any tanker conversion designed with a bent gas tube should be regarded with suspicion. A more cheerful note. Guy name of Tim Shufflin of http://shuffsparkerizing.com/ produces some excellent conversions at a reasonable price considering the product. The web site, in and of itself, is a pleasure to survey and a reflection of his attention to QA. He is the designer and producer of a serious tanker type he calls the Mini-G. Available in .308 and 30-06, with or without a conversion to M14 mag feed in .308. If, in my hottest wet dream, open carry of battle rifles was more socially acceptable, a Mini-G would be my choice in urban/suburban settings. I would stick with em-bloc clip feed as the lack of a protruding magazine makes the platform handier and the use of the hasty sling more effective. Or in my truck. Yeah. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=XlYJacucucQ
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    This ancient training film provides excellent information on how to shoot the M14 to Marine Corps standards. Almost all of the material applies to the Garand. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNSuh4MdqmY
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    Re: Garand Propaganda

    My "tanker" next to a full size.
    The tanker, or T-26, has an 18" barrel, (6" shorter than a full size), while the mini-g is 8" shorter.
    This one happens to be in 7.62 x 51.

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    [QUOTE=everett bill;1158771]My "tanker" next to a full size.
    The tanker, or T-26, has an 18" barrel, (6" shorter than a full size), while the mini-g is 8" shorter.
    This one happens to be in 7.62 x 51.


    Bill, every time you post a pic of this tanker, I enter a state of fugue, with severe loss of inhibitions. So, maybe you better sell her to me.
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