Comments: An Update

beee-yoooo-teeee-fullll. great job on the refinish. is that a CMP buy?

Posted by dave at February 7, 2005 07:45 AM

Damn, that's a pretty rifle. I'd never seen a Garand with a laminate stock before. Now I think they should ALL have one.

Posted by Kim du Toit at February 7, 2005 10:47 AM

That is indeed a pretty piece of wood.

I have a cherry finished beech stock on my M14, and a beatufiul E2 stock.

I definitely like the maple/coffee laminate look though. Wharere did it come from.

Oh and are you couing to update your banner with a newer and prettier M1?

Posted by Chris Byrne at February 7, 2005 12:42 PM

Dave,
Thank ye. Yeppers; it's a CMP Garand. A Danish service grade to be precise.

Mr. du Toit,
Thank ye. I admit I like the laminates for utilitarian reasons, but I've seen too many rather fetching ones to pretend I don't like the way they look. I don't think they should ALL have a laminate stock (& if you look at Dean's Gun Restoration's site you'll understand why) but a laminate should be on any working Garand - probably any working rifle for that matter.

Chris,
Thank ye. I've seen some striking cherry stocks here & there. You should send me some pics. The stock came from Boyds. It was 98% inletted & unfinished.
& yes I'll switch the banner when I have a little more time.

Posted by Publicola at February 7, 2005 02:59 PM

Stunning.

Now people might realize why I have a Garand as the reason to donate for my amazon honot system account.

I just NEED a rifle like that, you know?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 8, 2005 09:56 AM

Yeah I need to take some pics of my M14, in the original stock, and in the E2 with the bipod.

Unfortunately I don't have an E2 sling or sling support for it, but I'm sure I'll find them at an ELGS sometime soon.

Posted by Chris Byrne at February 9, 2005 04:10 PM

Ohhh-- I just rec'd my M-1 (Greek Service Grade) and even though it is in amazing shape, you have given me some new ideas. Won't bust my budget either.....

Posted by Scott at February 10, 2005 07:23 PM

I wish you would put a better stocked Garand at the top of your page. I grimace every time I see that cheap-looking, laminated stock. Yeah, I know they're more functional, but it looks like something Ruger would put on a 10/22. Reminds me of last ditch, Nazi Mausers too.
An honest piece of walnut would be much more palatable.

Posted by Chas at August 4, 2005 03:17 PM
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