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Old 7 December 2019, 10:45
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Old shit...ugh!
From the curmudgeon himself.

Here is what Jerry Miculek says about old stuff.
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Old 8 December 2019, 12:11
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Lots of interesting stuff from JM on the M1 Garand. Here is a video about 80k M1 Garands that apparently have never been fired just back from the PI. Getting refurbished and put up for sale.

Here are more details on the PI guns.
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Old 9 December 2019, 07:58
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Old 9 December 2019, 14:54
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I've been on the fence about a Garand for a long time. They are the epitome of cool and are very useful but with today's tech (and what I would currently own if it were for those damn boat accidents) I just don't see it as being a viable option. Certainly wouldn't turn one down if it was handed to me though.
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Old 9 December 2019, 21:22
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You can get a Garand just because you like them.
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Old 10 December 2019, 00:46
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I've been on the fence about a Garand for a long time. They are the epitome of cool and are very useful but with today's tech (and what I would currently own if it were for those damn boat accidents) I just don't see it as being a viable option. Certainly wouldn't turn one down if it was handed to me though.
Why does it have to be a "viable option"? Viable option for what? Half the shit in my gun safes are just because they're fun to shoot. It's ok to have fun shooting.
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One of the things that put the biggest smiles on my face to shoot was outdated by 1900.
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Old 10 December 2019, 01:00
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I've been on the fence about a Garand for a long time. They are the epitome of cool and are very useful but with today's tech (and what I would currently own if it were for those damn boat accidents) I just don't see it as being a viable option. Certainly wouldn't turn one down if it was handed to me though.
You obviously have no idea about the "Have" Factor.

At the risk of sounding like a parrot, for what option is this not viable?
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Old 10 December 2019, 01:49
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At the risk of sounding like a parrot, for what option is this not viable?
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Old 10 December 2019, 08:41
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Apologies good sirs, that post was more me trying to talk myself out of it than anything. "Have" factor and owning something just because you want it make perfect sense to me. "Viable" is only defined as: How the hell do I explain this one to the wife?

I'll be a little more tactful in future posts.

By the way, thanks for the video on the 86k rifles from the Philippines. Found that info very useful.
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At the risk of sounding like a parrot, for what option is this not viable?

No place to put gadgets to double the weight.

Ammo options to avoid damage.
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Apologies good sirs, that post was more me trying to talk myself out of it than anything. "Have" factor and owning something just because you want it make perfect sense to me. "Viable" is only defined as: How the hell do I explain this one to the wife?

I'll be a little more tactful in future posts.

By the way, thanks for the video on the 86k rifles from the Philippines. Found that info very useful.
No offense taken here. Buy the rifle and tell your wife I said it was OK.
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