Comments: Carnaval De Les Garand

Heh!

Great timing. Actually took it to the NRA Range last night. Hit a 9 inch paper plate 28 out of 32 times standing at 50 yards.

Got to love that rifle.

Bang Bang Bang Bang
Bang Bang Bang Bang
. . . . . .PING!!!

Posted by countertop at January 27, 2006 09:17 AM

Photo on the front page of the Dallas Morning News above the fold of happy Hamas demonstrators celebrating their election win in Gaza. The kid in the foreground is holding a restocked Garand with a Hamas bandana tied to it's barrel over his head.

Posted by Robert at January 27, 2006 11:00 AM

I didn't send a link to the range report of my first experience with my M-1. Due to work and business travel and weather conditions and other excuses, I haven't had a chance to go to the rifle range since but I'm planning to soon. This weekend's already booked up but maybe next Saturday??? I'll post a report on my blog when I get a chance.

By the way, I still haven't gotten the SKS operating properly. I need a gas cutoff valve. I've got one on order through Numrich Gun Parts but they are backordered. If they don't come through soon, I'm going to try to find a good machinist that can make me one.

Posted by Sailorcurt at January 27, 2006 11:39 AM

I'll have to take a good pic of mine and send it in.

Sailor, I was messing with one of those a while back. I'm thinking you mean the 59/66? I tried two different things that worked. Cut and shaped a thin piece of steel flat stock into a ring to fit into the groove on the end of the valve; tightened up the fit and worked. Then took a piece of small-diameter bronze brazing rod, made a ring and Dremeled it into a cone-washer, that worked well also. Then a guy at The High Road mentioned he'd used a thin washer from a carburetor rebuild kit to do the same thing; didn't fit into the groove, did tighten up the fit between the gas tube and valve/gas block.

Posted by Mark at January 29, 2006 10:17 PM
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