The Mini-G (Garand) from Shuff's Parkerizing...

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  1. TylerDurden

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    Saw this featured in a gun rag recently, and it looks interesting. Not usually a fan of chopped up classics, but I did this one for some reason.

    A bit different than the tankers and sporters around, the barrel's been cut down to 16", the handguard completely removed, op-rod heavily modified and it's got an adjustable gas lock screw that's supposed to allow for a wider range of ammo.

    I like the looks of it, and Shuff's Parkerizing does the conversions (and sells complete rifles) for a fair price.

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    Nice.

    I like Grands but they are BIG. This is a handy size.

    I've been a fan of clips vs. magazines
     

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    Looks good,......a Tanker of sorts!
    That adjustable gas nut is the BOMB!
    I have a Schuster's Nut for my Garand, if you properly
    adjust it for the ammo you want to use, it's completely safe for the Garand.
     
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    The Garand is a tremendous rifle! I've used them for recreational target shooting and deer hunting since 1990. They are excellent! The Schuster adjustable gas cylinder screw is a great idea. It allows you to use any off the shelf hunting ammunition in your M-1 without any concern for over driving the gas system. You just start with it wide open and close it down until you the rifle functions correctly. Sincerely. Brucev.
     
  5. RonS

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    Wonder if they are welding the operating rods like the old tanker conversions or having them new made?

    I always had a desire for a Tanker from looking at the ads in the gun rags from pre `68.
     
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    It actually seems to be a bit shorter than a Tanker.
     
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    If they can get the timing down it might make a pretty neat little rifle. That's always been the problem with all the Garand conversions where they try to make a shorter rifle . . . no one has been able to get the op rod timing down so that it's reliable and they are usually even more ammo finicky than a unconverted Garand.
     
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    Perfect rifle for "get off my lawn" situation.
     
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    He's supposed to do a good job. His prices aren't bad, and the rifle is shorter then a tanker, IIRC it's closer to the size of an M1 Carbine. I don't care for the person that much, but his shop work is great. He will take just about any barrel, he cuts them back so far that he's guaranteed to be getting a like new muzzle.
     
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    I heard a few things about him, seems to do rather good work though.
    I do believe there was a bit of a stink over some "reproduction" pieces a while back.
    A Carbine sized Garand would kick like a mule, would be a
    OUTSTANDING truck/ranch gun!
     
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    Looks like some kinda Haitian Voodoodoo.
     
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    Springfield Armory SOCOM 16: "Way too short for the .308 cartridge!"
    16" Mini Garand: "Perfect, handy, little working rifle!"

    :dunno:
     
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    Make a nice fit for kids and Devito.
     
  14. TylerDurden

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    Absolutely.

    You think he wants to shoot a Crickett all his life?
     
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    my thinking also

    a 30.06 out of such a short barrel is a little goofy but I'll bet it's fun

    Why someone out there has not made a mimi-Garand conversion for a mini-14 I'll never know. We have some outline plans for one in the shop but have never followed through. It would be mostly a cosmetic job woith a total new stock.
    Making the stock more to the Garand profile would be perfect for a flush 10 round mag. And calling it the Baby Garand is a no-brainer!!
     
  16. byf43

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    From what I read, the old Tankers were loud.

    I'll bet that at 16", the '06 is a REAL boomer!

    Does anyone know if it's available in 7.62x51/.308???

    ETA: Just read the linked article at the website. It is available in .308.
    Hmmmmmmm.
     
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    intresting to say the least.
     
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    hmm... part of me likes it, but the other part says that it's an evil desecration...
     
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    White Baby Jesus is Crying
     
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    I believe he only loses a couple hundred FPS of velocity. I can't be sure, but I remember someone posting the chronograph recordings of the rifle. There is a movie on youtube of them firing it, quite an impressive muzzle blast. If you thought the M44 had a big blast you ain't seen nothing yet.