Comments: Playmate Of The Month August 2005

I always wanted one of these. When I was younger their were thousands of these being given away for almost nothing (surplus). They used to have the ones rechambered to .308. Now they are all .30 cal and expensive.

Instead of getting a brand new one I ended up with an armalite for a similar amount of money.

Posted by gindy at August 22, 2005 11:41 AM

Got mine from the CMP, too. It's an International Harvester and was completely refurbed in the early sixties for shipment to Vietnam, but never made it. I received it unfired and in the cosmoline. At the time it was refurbed, it was electro-penned on the bottom of the barrel, "Red River Arsenal".

When my son was 12, I took him out to shoot it and he put 7 shots in the black. I am convinced that the 8th one went through a previous hole because I don't believe he could have missed completely given the grouping of the other rounds.

I adore my M1 and keep it near the bed with a full clip. Always thought about going Private Ryan on some intruder's ass with it...and then bayonet him to boot. That would have the cops scratching their heads!

Posted by Circa Bellum at August 22, 2005 11:49 AM

This one was the same with a 1965 date on the barrel, the action was brand new and I believe it came from Tennesee, in cosmoline. I will check and see if anything is written on it.

Posted by Billy Budd at August 22, 2005 04:58 PM
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