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M1 Garand

Discussion in 'Military Surplus Forum' started by Kingfisher, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. Kingfisher

    Kingfisher

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    For any of you M1 guys out there.

    A friend has one that was his dads from WWII, it has 3 different barrels. The one we could not figure out was about 1" to 1 1/4" in diameter and maybe 20" long and very heavy.

    Does anyone know what this barrel is for?

    Sorry if this is the wrong forum.
     
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  2. Onmilo

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    I am going to go out on a limb here and venture a guess your buddies dad got his rifle and a spare barrel from the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

    At the same time he also bought a Mann Accuracy Barrel from them.
    These were not actually made for the M1 Garand but were fitted up to Springfield and Enfield actions for use in testing the accuracy potential of incoming lots of Service ammunition.

    The CMP was selling the barrels seperate at one time, now they offer them fitted up to Springfield actions.

    Scroll to the bottom of this link and see if the barrel in this link looks like the barrel your buddies Dad owns.HTH
    http://www.thecmp.org/miscellaneous.htm
     

  3. Kingfisher

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    Thanks much, that is the exact barrel.

    Maybe he did, he has been dead for 35 years, and this rifle has not seen the light of day for at least that long.

    I did not know about the CMP, that is interesting.

    Thanks again for the link and help.
     
  4. Spoklahoma

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    Great info. I've been wondering where to get an M1. I'd like to have one while my WWII vet granpa is still around.