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What is a gun nutter? And yes, the constitution says we may arm ourselves with whatever firearm we want .  Would you like to rewrite the constitution? To bend it to fit YOUR feelings ?  fuck your

sad Scout doesn't understand the 2nd Amendment... the bitch doesn't realize that without the 2nd you don't have the 1st.

Yes, they did.  

18 minutes ago, NoGhost said:

I COULD HAVE BOUGHT ONE OF THOSE M-1s CHEAP WHEN I WORKED IN THE GUN SHOP...LIKE 30 YEARS AGO.

 

 

I have one. One of the problems with mine being somewhere early production,  the receivers were not hardened, and that could cause  them to crack. So while I have a low use, under 50 rounds, beautiful bore, you can't sell or assign them in gun shops, as they won't resell them. My dad bought it back in the 60's, new, still in the packaging and cosmoline. He used it for deer hunting, once.

 

 

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Although I normally carried the BAR, we used M1s when I was in high school ROTC in the 50s. I wonder what became of the millions that must have been manufactured? Sold to private owners? Except for the small magazine size (8, as I recall), a fine weapon. Presumably you can still get ammo for it?

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3 hours ago, Blue Devil said:

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"...The Sound of Freedom!"

I've seen pictures of the Michigan militia, a bunch of fat slob old guys who strike fear into the hearts of no one.

well, maybe the owners of those all you can eat buffets, but no one else.

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2 hours ago, shintao said:

I have one. One of the problems with mine being somewhere early production,  the receivers were not hardened, and that could cause  them to crack. So while I have a low use, under 50 rounds, beautiful bore, you can't sell or assign them in gun shops, as they won't resell them. My dad bought it back in the 60's, new, still in the packaging and cosmoline. He used it for deer hunting, once.

 

 

 

A lot of the early brittle receiver heals were lead-dipped to anneal them.

 

Wasn't all that big of a issue anyway, more a high round count problem.

 

CMP sells Service Grade M1 Garands by the 100,000, and makes no concession for low serial number rifles.

 

Your chances of actually crackin' one with M2 ball/AP is tantamount to winnin' the lottery (but in a bad way).

 

Shoot'em/sell'em all you want to.

 

 

The ones you have to watch out for are the early, low serial number 1903 Springfields.

 

They lacked properly heat-treated receiver rings that can fail like a grenade.

 

 

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24 minutes ago, harryramar said:

I've seen pictures of the Michigan militia, a bunch of fat slob old guys who strike fear into the hearts of no one.

well, maybe the owners of those all you can eat buffets, but no one else.

 

Appleseed Rifleman are 4 MOA qualified to 400 yards.

 

Given proper range and wind corrections, that allows hits on man sized targets out to 500 yards with a service rifle like an AR-15/M1A/M1 Garand.

 

...or, Antifa Ass-douche Self-entitled malcontent Adolescent Communist sized targets out to ~ 450.

 

Ha!

 

 

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5 minutes ago, rightturnsonly said:

Looks like the best defense against this militia would be to stay perfectly still.  I could be wrong but it didn't look like the bullets were hitting the targets.

 

Probably just the night-fired tracer rounds.

 

Appleseed Rifleman are 4 MOA Qualified.

 

They may not all be Rifleman yet.

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I'm not a big fan of the M1 Garand.  The main reason is because all of the ones you can purchase are cobbled together from refurbished parts of original Garands.  They are parts guns.  Some are good shooters, no doubt.  But, I'd rather have a well built, forged receiver M1A.  Just saying.

 

A regulated Militia was one reason, not the only reason (like some leftists would have you believe), we were guaranteed the right to own firearms.  The 2nd Amendment has 2 protections in it:  1) the right of Americans to own Firearms; and  2) the right of Americans to form citizens militias and conduct military-style training in groups.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Skans said:

I'm not a big fan of the M1 Garand.  The main reason is because all of the ones you can purchase are cobbled together from refurbished parts of original Garands.  They are parts guns.  Some are good shooters, no doubt.  But, I'd rather have a well built, forged receiver M1A.  Just saying.

 

A regulated Militia was one reason, not the only reason (like some leftists would have you believe), we were guaranteed the right to own firearms.  The 2nd Amendment has 2 protections in it:  1) the right of Americans to own Firearms; and  2) the right of Americans to form citizens militias and conduct military-style training in groups.

 

 

 

Coupla points:

 

1. The M1 Garand IS a parts rifle. Every single part is interchangeable with any other M1 Garand rifle. Both In the field and in garrison, rifles were routinely disassembled, cleaned, and reassembled as groups.

 

2. Service M1 Garands were routinely rebuilt in the field as needed, sometimes every coupla weeks in the harsh conditions of combat in the South Pacific.  The receivers are very hard and durable, while the wear parts are softer and easily replaced. Service life on a well maintained rifle between rebuilds is 10-15 thousand rounds.

 

3. The M1 Garand has a forged receiver, the SAI M1A does not. It is investment cast. A USGI M1 Garand would cost well in excess of $2,000 dollars if produced to the same specs commercially.

 

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8 minutes ago, NoGhost said:

shintao...I assume you have it hanging on the wall...somewhere nice.

 

Service Rifles are like a good woman.

 

Keep'em clean, keep'em fed, keep'em lubed... and use them lots.

 

Day or night, in all kinds of weather... for their intended purpose.

 

Only a faggot would hang a Service Rifle on a wall.

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The M1 Garand has a forged receiver, the SAI M1A does not. It is investment cast. A USGI M1 Garand would cost well in excess of $2,000 dollars if produced to the same specs commercially.

I don't disagree with any of what you said.  I wouldn't own a Springfield Armory M1A.  I'd build it on a LBR or TRW forged receiver with USGI parts.  Yes, it will cost more than your Garand, probably around $1,700 +/- all in.  The Garand is a good rifle, a great shooter.  You are limited to 30-06 and not the higher powered hunting rounds.   You will never have a numbers-matching Garand, but like you've said, doesn't need to be to be a good shooter.  Other than that, I've got nothing bad to say about it - enjoy it!

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42 minutes ago, Skans said:

I don't disagree with any of what you said.  I wouldn't own a Springfield Armory M1A.  I'd build it on a LBR or TRW forged receiver with USGI parts.  Yes, it will cost more than your Garand, probably around $1,700 +/- all in.  The Garand is a good rifle, a great shooter.  You are limited to 30-06 and not the higher powered hunting rounds.   You will never have a numbers-matching Garand, but like you've said, doesn't need to be to be a good shooter.  Other than that, I've got nothing bad to say about it - enjoy it!

 

The M1 Garand didn't come with matching numbers.

 

CMP Service Grade M1 Garands are now $730 delivered. (while they last)

 

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The CMP offers the Service Special Grade M1 Garand, with a new .308 Caliber Criterion barrel, for $1,030 delivered.

 

As for higher powered hunting rounds?

 

Ported Gas Plug

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Swap one of these in for the USGI Gas CYL Lock Screw... and you are cleared hot for any round that fits in the chamber.

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14 minutes ago, Five By Five said:

I will fight your hate content comrade grand dragon blow doubles

 

bytes are more effective than bullets

 

The Cyber Militia will win

 

You must be buzzed.

 

17 hours ago, Five By Five said:
alcohol is slowly taking over.. I need to get over and out soon.

 

 

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THE RIFLEMAN

Part One: Starting Out

 
Courtesy of Fred's M14 Stocks (www.fredsm14stocks.com)
 
We begin today our series on becoming a Rifleman:
 
Every new year, it’s time to take stock, and time to make resolutions. To resolve to do important things you need to do.
 
But how do you know what you need to be doing?

You need an anchor -- a framework, a perspective -- to judge what is happening about you, what you want to accomplish, and the effectiveness of your actions.

If you get back to basics, to what this country is all about - freedom, individual liberty - and look about you today, you'll soon terrify yourself with what you see.

It could be the beginning of your wake-up. Like the guy in "The Matrix", waking up in that artificial womb, controlled by the machines - or like that frog in that rapidly-heating pan of water – you’ll be facing a new world, a world where you realize the wake-up by itself is not enough. You need to get busy if you are going to protect freedom, especially if you’re going to make sure it’s passed on to your kids.

Now is when you can set a goal, something to aim for, to work towards and achieve. Sort of a personal AQT - what the AQT targets and Guide do for your shooting, your firm grounding in the American tradition of liberty can do for your life.

That goal is to strengthen Liberty.

You’ll soon realize that there is a ‘soft’ war raging in America today. You’ll see how the mainstream media lies and distorts – whether it’s the exploding pickup trucks that needed a little "help" from the news crew, the "semi-automatic" rifle fired on full auto to please the anti-gun cable news producers, or the phony memo used by a certain "respected anchorman" last year to try and throw a Presidential election.

If you stand for liberty and the American tradition, you’ll see how everything you stand for is under attack by the liberals, using the mainstream media, the entertainment industry, the "public school" educational system, and arrogant lifetime-tenured judges, along with local, state, and Federal government - when they control it.

Despite their recent electoral setback, the liberals are still in the cultural and political driver’s seat. They have successfully convinced most Americans that the environment is more important than freedom, that it's a fair trade to surrender personal freedoms and rights for a little more security, and that while we are all equal before the law, some people are more equal than others.

Now, in the New Year, with the year barely started, there’s an opportunity for you to add your shoulder to the wheel, to do your part in strengthening American freedom and the American tradition of marksmanship.

Now is the time to think about serious things - about being a citizen, and what it means.

It's actually long past time to become a citizen, rather than a parasite. It's time to stop being someone who sits back and lives off the efforts of the founders while liberals busily undermine this country and its greatness.

It means becoming a man, not that gelding laughed about so much around the dinner table by George III and his boys, as well as their modern statist descendants.

It means that you value freedom over promises of "safety", as Ben Franklin warned you to do.

It means that you recognize the Bill of Rights not as some historical out-of-date tommyrot written by dead white slaveholders, but the firm and unalterable present-day shield of personal liberty against the state. As JPFO says, "What is needed today is a ‘Bill of Rights Culture’" – see www.jpfo.org.

It means that you understand your role in protecting all of the American traditions of personal liberty and responsibility. You know that you, your family, and your friends are the ‘ultimate check-and-balance’ in a system built on checks and balances.

It means that you will provide the sword to defend the shield created by the Bill of Rights.

It means that you recognize that the time to fight is now, in the ‘soft’ war, through the existing political system– and that only fools would choose to wait until the war against tyranny turns ‘hard’.

It means that you understand that the fight is a team fight, that you do not fight alone, that you fight with fellow Americans by your side. You realize that divided amongst ourselves, we will fall, but united, we are unbeatable.

It means that you are willing to work – and work hard – to bring back the days where "a man’s home is his castle", where you are a citizen, not a tax-paying serf.

But as you shake off your slumber, look where we stand in the battle for freedom in this country. Even the concept - the notion - of a battle for freedom is alien to the dumbed-down, barely conscious American public. Don’t forget -- that ‘public’ is your friends, your family, your co-workers. You’ll need persistence and courage to take the message of Liberty to the "sleepers" – count on it.

But the "sleepers" can become part of the solution, if you persist. Their resistance makes all the more important the duty laid on you, in your chosen role of freedom fighter.

How do you start protecting freedom? Step one is to learn to shoot well, to qualify as a Rifleman, so as to become proficient in the means of protection for yourself, your family, and your country. Even more importantly, the skills that you develop in becoming a Rifleman – perseverance, discipline, and patience – will serve you well, both in helping others to become Riflemen and in fighting the ‘soft’ political war.

Next step is to awaken fellow Americans to the dangers posed by the liberals and their plan of creeping socialism. In the ‘soft war’, you’ll need more than just your one vote to make a difference. You’ll need a team of educated voters who know the American traditions of liberty and are willing to work to restore those ideals.

After that, you and your team continue by waking up your politicians and educating them...and if they won't be educated, then work together to replace them.

Liberty. It’s a tradition. You keep it alive only if you pass it along. You need to be thinking about how you do it, not only for yourself, but to make up for all those others who are asleep at the switch. It’s your duty to cover for those who will not help to pass Liberty along to the next generation.

You begin at the personal level. You educate others - your family, friends, co-workers - to wake them up, to get them out of the cooking pan, and into protecting and saving freedom. It’ll be discouraging -- most of them will just look at you and accuse you of being paranoid. Others will scoff and ask you for your tinfoil hat - but that's why you have to wake them up.

Just remember how many good men have died to give you what you have today. Don't give up!

And never last, and never least, you get someone down to the range, shooting.

You’ll bring someone just like you, some who is hoping for the best, but planning for the worst.

Both of you will want get to the range, soon, and finally learn how to shoot.

Learn how to shoot – true and fast -- like an American rifleman.
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