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FALover
03-02-2016, 10:12 PM
Okydoky folks! As this is a 'gun forum', what better than to start another Italian Garand project. This will be a bit different than my others because......


...it's called 'GOC Choice'. To have some fun, you choose what goes into this one from my available parts. I will do a photo journal of this build as we progress.The choices will be up for a few days and hopefully we get more than one vote. We will start with the choice of Receiver. Beretta or Breda?

https://oi1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/GOC%20Choice%20001_zpsfdlnpafd.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/GOC%20Choice%20001_zpsfdlnpafd.jpg.html)



It is hard to see in the photo but, the Beretta is black and the Breda is a shade of dark grey/green (lighting?)

Tell your 'bff', your dog, cat, crayfish,pizza munching parrot.....! Again, fun,fun,fun!:Beer time:

Prairie Dog
03-02-2016, 10:20 PM
First pic, top left

FALover
03-02-2016, 10:24 PM
First pic, top left

Beretta!

ESnel
03-02-2016, 10:33 PM
Breda please

OEM
03-02-2016, 11:20 PM
Beretta.


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Haywire1
03-02-2016, 11:37 PM
Beretta. Because, reasons :-)

kennymo
03-03-2016, 01:25 AM
Ineey meeny miney mo.....Beretta

Next part gets a coin toss to keep things interesting.

BrotherRockeye
03-03-2016, 05:34 AM
Beretta. Because, reasons :-)

zakly

FALover
03-03-2016, 06:40 AM
Ineey meeny miney mo.....Beretta

Next part gets a coin toss to keep things interesting.


That was an option for tie breaking!

FALover
03-03-2016, 07:50 PM
Looks like we are going Beretta.

What are the thoughts on filling the serial number and crown with white paint. Yes/No?

And bigger choices!

- .308 Wilson Match barrel 1-12 twist NOS, in the white. GI profile
- 30.06 NOS Numrich house barrel. 40 years old, 6 groove, GI profile
- 30.06 Danish VAR. 1961 vintage, te/3-mw/2
- 30.06 Marlin replacement. te/3-mw/2


Barrels in same order T-B.

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Prairie Dog
03-03-2016, 07:58 PM
- 30.06 NOS Numrich house barrel. 40 years old, 6 groove, GI profile

FALover
03-03-2016, 08:09 PM
- 30.06 NOS Numrich house barrel. 40 years old, 6 groove, GI profile

A tidbit about that one, it was shipped to me in the original packing tube and with the sales flyer from that purchase. That barrel was advertised as "match grade & quality;.30/06 & .308 Cal Fully Finished. 4140 Quality Steel $69.50". !!

ESnel
03-03-2016, 08:23 PM
30.06 NOS Numrich house barrel for my vote.

I like red as an infill colour.

kennymo
03-03-2016, 08:25 PM
Yea to the white filler, I vote Numerich barrel as well. I prefer the original 30.06, and the thought of an old timey target barrel intrigues me ;).

FALover
03-03-2016, 10:42 PM
30.06 NOS Numrich house barrel for my vote.

I like red as an infill colour.


Red would clash with the factory white windage and elevation index's. :Beer time:

Haywire1
03-03-2016, 10:57 PM
White filler. Numrich barrel. Again, because reasons :-)

ESnel
03-03-2016, 11:41 PM
Red would clash with the factory white windage and elevation index's. :Beer time:

fair enough...didn't realize you were such a slave to fashion :Beer time:

Camo tung
03-04-2016, 12:06 AM
Enough already! Take my money!!!

FALover
03-04-2016, 05:38 AM
fair enough...didn't realize you were such a slave to fashion :Beer time:

Displaced from their homes, sent to a far off land only to be stripped of everything they possessed. Nothing good could come of it if they were to draw unwanted attention to themselves.

ESnel
03-04-2016, 07:19 AM
Displaced from their homes, sent to a far off land only to be stripped of everything they possessed. Nothing good could come of it if they were to draw unwanted attention to themselves.

This is what makes you such a great humanitarian :GJ

FALover
03-04-2016, 09:30 AM
White paint fill it shall be. Might take a bit of patience as the stampings are not as well defined as I would prefer.


Another bit of useful info. I purchased a op rod a while back. Inexpensive as far as op rods go, for a reason. It was in decent shape, tab was in spec, finish good, new piston installed but it was oversized. No big deal but the tube had a tweak in it. I have just enough sense to not mess with op rod tube bending so I contacted Mike Stacey at Columbus Machine Works (mstacey@columbusmachine.com).
The op rod was shipped to them and all it needed was the piston resized to .526" and gauge/adjust/tilt tested. With return shipping the total was $57.00 USD. I have found his work to be excellent and after I repark the op rod it will be better than new.


Would anyone be interested in a running tally of this builds parts cost? I could stick it on the bottom of the post as things progressed.

Haywire1
03-04-2016, 09:59 AM
Two things actually. I think this is a great idea, and a nifty way to get us all involved. Secondly, as someone who keeps swearing this is the hear I build one, a running tally would be helpful, at least to me :-)

FALover
03-04-2016, 11:07 AM
Hey mister tally man,tally me Garandé, keep a running total if you gonna build one!!:tounge:

gmercier
03-04-2016, 11:35 AM
I don't know a lot about Garandes except that I want one! Cool stuff. I'm going to have to watch this thread

FALover
03-04-2016, 11:35 AM
For filling in markings I have started using these. The Markal paint stick is from Princess Auto, steel wool was a Home Hardware purchase. (superfine or 0000 grade). I apply the paint as per instructions and after it dries, I buff off the excess with the steel wool. Gentle pressure as I don't want to remove any from the engravings. Sometimes it takes a couple of goes to get it right. If I change my mind I remove the paint with rubbing alcohol.

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Here it be! The 'K' is a light strike and did not take as much paint as I wanted but the manufacturer said no to any warranty work. ;)


P.B. 102 is the semi-official GOC Choice Garand Project!(bacon)

14440




Receiver $60.00

kennymo
03-04-2016, 11:49 AM
102 is the semi-official GOC Choice Garand Project!


As such, I think it's high time we discussed mounting a flash hider with bacon cooking abilities......or maybe a bacon lug....

FALover
03-04-2016, 05:20 PM
As such, I think it's high time we discussed mounting a flash hider with bacon cooking abilities......or maybe a bacon lug....

...something like this??http://www.ebay.ca/itm/222041093774?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.ca%2Fsch%2Fi .html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D22204109 3774%26_rdc%3D1

Haywire1
03-04-2016, 05:35 PM
I vote classic. MAYBE a sniper clone. That would be cool.

Squinty
03-04-2016, 05:51 PM
Let's give her a name: Isabella Garandolini.

FALover
03-04-2016, 05:55 PM
I vote classic. MAYBE a sniper clone. That would be cool.

I have considered building one but a decent original scope is out of reach, mounts of either kind for the M1C/M1D can be cost prohibitive as well. Having to drill the receiver for one style or find the proper barrel for the other is also problematic. :(

FALover
03-04-2016, 06:10 PM
I will be setting up the barrel vise tonight on my new bench. Then we will install the barrel of choice! Photo's to show how I crank and time the barrel before the finish reaming.

FALover
03-04-2016, 10:17 PM
It would appear that we are going 30.06 6 groove barrel for something a bit different. Here is the barrel vise securely lagged to the bench.
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And here is the barrel in the vice. Not tightened yet.
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Now, it should be mentioned that it is best to do this work with the gas cylinder that you are using for your build (if possible). So we go to the pile'o'cylinders for a look see.
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Today is a good day! There is a good PB stamped cylinder in there. Here it is on the barrel .


There are numerous ways to align or 'time' the barrel. i use a couple of small flat bars and a digital angle gauge. (Harbour Freight USA)
I set one on the front sight flat and clamp the other to the heel right behind the rear sight.
Now while it is on the front I get the barrel horizontal and then tighten it into the vice.(real tight) It does not have to be perfect as you will find out in a bit.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20006_zps88g4h6bh.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20006_zps88g4h6bh.jpg.htm l)

Now is a good time to clean the barrel and chamber. Make sure the threads are clean and then add a bit of grease. Some folks use anti-seize but I figure that it is going to be a long time before this barrel is coming off so no need.

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20007_zpsx5sfxnfb.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20007_zpsx5sfxnfb.jpg.htm l)

It was dinner time and afterwards I missed a few pics. Screw the receiver on the barrel till snug. I wrap some masking tape around the part of the receiver where the wrench will be to protect from scratches. Now bolt the wrench to the receiver. I have made a custom monster bar that allows me to make small,precise adjustments to the timing without a lot of effort. Beats using a pipe for leverage.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20008_zpswvyqbbse.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20008_zpswvyqbbse.jpg.htm l)

I have tightened the receiver onto the barrel and this is where the other flat bar is placed. The gauge says a bit more to go.Now sometimes the barrel will slip in the vice. Tighten it some more if it does. I forgot to mention to put a bit of tape around the barrel as well before going in the vice. Helps it stay in place and prevents marring the finish.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20009_zpsnpc1mx2j.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20009_zpsnpc1mx2j.jpg.htm l)

Check often and go slow, no need to over index and have to loosen the barrel off.
This is what I am aiming for. The same measurement front and back. I like to get it perfect but I have been told that a couple of degrees +/- is acceptable.

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20011_zpsthckolxo.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20011_zpsthckolxo.jpg.htm l)http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20010_zps2rhqpl3l.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20010_zps2rhqpl3l.jpg.htm l)

And that is it. It took me longer to get these photos downloaded than to do the barrel install. Remove from the vice and breaktime.:)

FALover
03-04-2016, 11:22 PM
Now that the barrel is snug and secure in it's new home it is time to finish ream the chamber! I use a Clymer pull through reamer and go/nogo gauges for this. Once again, it is best you do this with the bolt that will be used in the build. It should be completely stripped and clean. The chamber should also be clean as well. Clean is important! This bolt is a Breda (BMB) and has been reparked a while back.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20014_zps17cgpg3f.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20014_zps17cgpg3f.jpg.htm l)

Secure the barreled action in a vise with lots of padding around the barrel. One day I will make a set of blocks but not today.Wiggle the bolt into the receiver and push it towards to rear of the receiver. Now take your reamers pull through handle, give it a bit of oil and send it down the barrel from the muzzle end. (threaded end first). Now take the reamer and make sure it is clean. Place the pilot end just inside the chamber and then add some good sulphur based cutting oil to the reamers cutting edges. Do not skimp, oil is cheap, reamers are expensive.Now thread the rod into the reamer.Clockwise,always clockwise until it is time to remove the reamer from the rod.Remember to place the bushing on the end of the reamer.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20016_zpshyy8729e.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20016_zpshyy8729e.jpg.htm l)

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20017_zps7piekdjj.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20017_zps7piekdjj.jpg.htm l)

Gently push the bolt forward and let the reamer slide into the chamber. This barrel needs a few thou chewed out of there.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20018_zpsqye22drb.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20018_zpsqye22drb.jpg.htm l)

I use a small set of vise grips to turn the rod/reamer. Pushing down with moderate thumb pressure, turn the reamer clockwise slowly. Always, Always clockwise! You will feel a slight chatter as the reamer cuts away. Keep turning,keep cutting.

Here is the bolt starting to drop into the locking lugs. Almost done!
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20019_zpszhthtw41.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20019_zpszhthtw41.jpg.htm l)

Once the bolt has dropped all the way down you are finished cutting! Stop now!
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20020_zpsfa69mywu.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20020_zpsfa69mywu.jpg.htm l)

Now lift the bolt up, back and remove from the receiver. To remove the reamer turn it clockwise (yes, still clockwise) and push it back into the receiver. Remove the bushing and put it in a safe place. NOW! Use a small wrench (or visegrips) to hold the reamer and then turn the rod counter clockwise to remove it. Pull the rod out of the barrel and then take the reamer,clean it of all cuttings and put it and the bushing back into it's container. Run a few patches through the barrel and give the chamber a good cleaning again. It must be spotless now as we check the headspace.

Put the bolt back in (did you make sure the face is clean?) Using the Clymer gauges start with the 'go' gauge. The bolt should drop down like so.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20021_zpst9dzqzqe.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20021_zpst9dzqzqe.jpg.htm l)

Move the bolt back, remove the 'go' gauge and then place the 'nogo' gauge in the chamber. Push the bolt forward gently and the bolt should partially drop like this.

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20022_zpskq9x9wlm.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/barreling%20the%20choice%20022_zpskq9x9wlm.jpg.htm l)

Looks great!!! Now remove the 'nogo' gauge, put them away, oil the barrel and bob'syeruncle! A great evening if I do say so!.


$60.00 + $140.00= $200.00

BrotherRockeye
03-05-2016, 11:41 AM
White filler. Numrich barrel. Again, because reasons :-)

x2 again...

BrotherRockeye
03-05-2016, 11:54 AM
dang fell behind...

great thread!!!

FALover
03-05-2016, 12:23 PM
While we await the return of the op rod, lets pick out a stock from the stock drawer! There are three too choose from. Top to bottom;

Boyd's regular replacement walnut stock. It has a few coats of pure tung oil applied 'cause I get bored at times.

This is a new Italian Terni modified stock. It was originally 1/2" shorter for their .308 conversions but has had a factory installed piece to lengthen it. It needs to have some finish applied. Give me a reason to use that Tru-oil!

Another Boyd's stock. This one is a International Harvester replacement. The slight difference is a small beveled cut on the top rear where the heel of the receiver sits. It has tung oil as well 'just because'.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/more%20choice%20004_zpspvub444c.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/more%20choice%20004_zpspvub444c.jpg.html)

This pic shows the modified Terni stock. Notice the different wood where the front sling ferrule goes.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/more%20choice%20005_zpseofkwlbd.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/more%20choice%20005_zpseofkwlbd.jpg.html)

Lots of handguards! One of the front ones has no metal (yet) and is suited for the Terni. Mix and match, there is one that has a lot of tiger stripe about it. It has been sitting here for a year or more and whenever I do up another stock, it gets more tung oil. It is like fine furniture with a perfect aged patina!

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/more%20choice%20003_zpsgcnh8h3i.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/more%20choice%20003_zpsgcnh8h3i.jpg.html)

Pick out PB 102's attire and work will start on it while the op rod is in transit.

Haywire1
03-05-2016, 12:29 PM
Terni stock (middle in picture 1) and that tiger striped handguard.

FALover
03-05-2016, 12:33 PM
PB 102 will also need a sling.

Here are a few to choose from. Top to bottom;

Italian canvas sling. Used on Garands and BM 59 rifles.

US canvas sling, nothing special but functional.

Reproduction 1907 leather sling. New and treated with neatsfoot oil.

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/more%20choice%20001_zps5hga5ak9.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/more%20choice%20001_zps5hga5ak9.jpg.html)


Have fun!

Squinty
03-05-2016, 02:37 PM
PB 102 will also need a sling.

Here are a few to choose from. Top to bottom;

Italian canvas sling. Used on Garands and BM 59 rifles.

US canvas sling, nothing special but functional.

Reproduction 1907 leather sling. New and treated with neatsfoot oil.

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/more%20choice%20001_zps5hga5ak9.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/more%20choice%20001_zps5hga5ak9.jpg.html)


Have fun!



Terni stock, tiger striped handguard and 1907 sling.

BrotherRockeye
03-05-2016, 02:50 PM
Turni
Tiger
Leather
for me. :)

kennymo
03-05-2016, 04:01 PM
I'm going to buck the crowd here.... Top Boyd's stock with the first handguard to the right of the tiger.

Leather sling, just because this girl's going to be too classy for glorified burlap. :)

RobertMcC
03-05-2016, 04:09 PM
Terni stock (middle in picture 1) and that tiger striped handguard.

Im with him.

Haywire1
03-05-2016, 05:13 PM
And the leather sling. Italian girls look great in leather :-)

FALover
03-05-2016, 08:16 PM
Let's give her a name: Isabella Garandolini.

Italian girl has a name. Isabella!

(leather,oil, hot Italian girl? What could go wrong with that! :rolleyes:)

OEM
03-06-2016, 12:56 AM
My vote goes to terni. And yes, tiger.


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ESnel
03-06-2016, 09:38 AM
I'm going to buck the crowd here.... Top Boyd's stock with the first handguard to the right of the tiger.

Leather sling, just because this girl's going to be too classy for glorified burlap. :)

I'm with Kenny on this one (bacon)

FALover
03-06-2016, 01:43 PM
It looks like we are going with;

Modified Terni stock
Tiger striped rear handguard
Whatever front handguard looks the best with the rest of stock parts

The stock was a bargain $36.43. Guy had a few and I bought one quick. He upped his price after my purchase.
The rear handguard was close to $36.00 and I picked that up because it looked unique.(came with clip as well)
Fronts are cheap, average $20 for NOS ones with no metal.

The sling is a reproduction. I bought 2 so 1/2 was $29.04. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/120886871573?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.ca%2Fsch%2Fi .html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D12088687 1573%26_rdc%3D1



Carry over last total-$200.00
$ 92.43
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$292.43


+ sling $29.04
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$321.83

FALover
03-06-2016, 03:40 PM
Now what are we going to finish the wood with? Stained? Oil finish? Tru Oil? ??? There is a nice clear SILE cartouche in the stocks barrel channel. That is great to see as the tiger striped rear handguard has the same mark on its inside (just much smaller).
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/handguards/CHOICE%20STOCK%20003_zpsslbib0b3.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/handguards/CHOICE%20STOCK%20003_zpsslbib0b3.jpg.html)

SILE is the manufacture of the Italian Garand gunstocks and on the right rear of the butt is a clearly defined MT (Modified Terni) stamp.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/handguards/CHOICE%20STOCK%20001_zpsxdjsaniw.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/handguards/CHOICE%20STOCK%20001_zpsxdjsaniw.jpg.html)

AND.... on the rear of the stock where the butt plate top screw goes is a stylized FAT stamping ( Fabbrica Armi Terni).
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/handguards/CHOICE%20STOCK%20002_zpsbl1eunhq.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/handguards/CHOICE%20STOCK%20002_zpsbl1eunhq.jpg.html)

Here are a couple of pics of the stock cleaned and watered. It gives an idea of the grain which might look great with some stain and and maybe a lustre top coat.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/handguards/CHOICE%20STOCK%20005_zpsuntmurps.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/handguards/CHOICE%20STOCK%20005_zpsuntmurps.jpg.html)
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/handguards/CHOICE%20STOCK%20004_zpsin6knshf.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/handguards/CHOICE%20STOCK%20004_zpsin6knshf.jpg.html)

BrotherRockeye
03-06-2016, 03:49 PM
I'm not a fan of high gloss finish, though that wet look is nice...I say Tru Oil the livin bejeebus out of Issy! ;D

kennymo
03-06-2016, 03:58 PM
Seems a shame to stain what's already a good looking stock (I like it better in the new photos ;D). Find something clear to put on that thing!

Squinty
03-06-2016, 04:02 PM
Danish oil.

FALover
03-07-2016, 11:08 AM
Time. I have lot's of time. Time to look up 'stuff' out of curiosity or necessity.

Looking up TruOil I found this;

" Tru-Oil' is made from a mixture of 56% mineral paint thinners, 33% oil varnish and 11% linseed or Tung oil. The exact specification of the components are, of course, a trade secret."

At $14.99 for 3 oz.!!!!No effin' way! A quart of mineral thinners is 5 bucks, 8 oz. of varnish is $9. and tung oil 14 $ for 8 oz. Mix my own for a fraction of the price.

Danish oil, It is just equal parts of a resin(varathane), a thinner(citrus solvent) and a drying oil.(tung, linseed, etc). I have all the ingredients to mix up most anything except for resin. I will be out today and look for a good one. Stir up a batch of Bob's Best and practice on whatever is laying about.

Haywire1
03-07-2016, 01:18 PM
Danish oil

FALover
03-07-2016, 09:47 PM
Danish oil


I got lazy, just bought some pre-mix.

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/start%20stock%20004_zps0lf8furl.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/start%20stock%20004_zps0lf8furl.jpg.html)

FALover
03-07-2016, 09:53 PM
Stock and front handguard prepped with 220 grit.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/start%20stock%20006_zpsfmcrxwer.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/start%20stock%20006_zpsfmcrxwer.jpg.html)http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/start%20stock%20003_zps9gt7nlyj.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/start%20stock%20003_zps9gt7nlyj.jpg.html)

FALover
03-07-2016, 11:26 PM
If anyone asks what is the hardest or most time consuming aspect of putting one of these rifles together, tell them 'the stock'. These Terni items look good coming out of the wrap but then, when you decide to add a finish! Those sneaky Italians douse the wood in a dark walnut stain that wipes off or runs at the first sign of anything(insert favorite Italian Army joke here) liquid touching them. I have washed this one down and lightly sanded it to get rid of all the raised fibers that have popped up after 40+ years in a paper wrapper. (see previous post photo). The walnut is quite porous and will need a good fill/finish/sanding to get it sealed. This is where the time consumption comes into place. I have mentioned the tiger striped rear handguard and how it has received numerous coats of oil finish over the past year or so. It has just had another wipedown with the Danish Oil. It then gets a 0000 steel wool buffing (again). It is as smooth as glass but it still gets the rubdown. ( possible OCD) This stock set is not the most expensive by any means but... it will have the best finish and polish of any in the armoury! Tuesday morning the rest of the stock set will start to come to life!

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/handguard%20001_zpsyyjwe8hp.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/handguard%20001_zpsyyjwe8hp.jpg.html)

BrotherRockeye
03-08-2016, 08:35 AM
I got lazy, just bought some pre-mix.

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/start%20stock%20004_zps0lf8furl.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/start%20stock%20004_zps0lf8furl.jpg.html)

That OCD comes in handy at times FALover...gonna be juicy!

I have a buddy that's a Dane, he'd be pleased :)

Pizzed
03-08-2016, 08:44 AM
I got lazy, just bought some pre-mix.947 ml will last you forever. I have used Behr Tung Oil (very similar) on many projects and the can just keeps on giving.

FALover
03-08-2016, 12:30 PM
Here it is, 3 coats last night before wiping down and waiting till this morning to continue.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/second%20coat%20butt%20plate%20001_zps5rbzxocx.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/second%20coat%20butt%20plate%20001_zps5rbzxocx.jpg .html)

Hard to notice but this is wet sanding with 220 grit paper and more Danish Oil to work up a slurry to help fill the open pores of this stock. Lots of time as mentioned previously. Another couple of hours needed for wiping, sanding, waiting,continue....!

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/second%20coat%20butt%20plate%20003_zpsypoo91qs.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/second%20coat%20butt%20plate%20003_zpsypoo91qs.jpg .html)

Here's another decision/choice for youse' folks. Butt plate, used reparked P.B. from years gone by or a new manufacture piece?
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/second%20coat%20butt%20plate%20005_zpsj2biwbuh.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/second%20coat%20butt%20plate%20005_zpsj2biwbuh.jpg .html)

OEM
03-08-2016, 07:54 PM
I'd go for the new one. This rifle is going to look better than new. Why spoil it with a scuffed up butt 😂


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kennymo
03-08-2016, 08:38 PM
Top unit looks to match the receiver metal a bit more, at least via photo...

Haywire1
03-08-2016, 08:48 PM
Top unit

FALover
03-08-2016, 10:51 PM
That settle's that. One new production manganese phosphate parkerized butt plate it shall be! As a matter of fact I will use all new production stock metal for Isabella's wardrobe. I have just come in from the work zone and Wednesday will bring some interesting results! Once again the most valuable part of this project is time. Another application of Danish oil at lunch time and now I have just finished another round of wet sanding with 320 grit paper. After I click 'Post Quick Reply' everything gets another dry wipe and wait till tomorrow. :Beer time:

FALover
03-09-2016, 05:24 PM
It's now tomorrow. Last nights work turned out great. But still could use more, so more finish, more sanding, more waiting. ( I built an IKEA Bjursta table during a "wait" break). Looks good.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/Isabella%20Dressed%20to%20Kill%20001_zpswpvyfrro.j pg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/Isabella%20Dressed%20to%20Kill%20001_zpswpvyfrro.j pg.html)


Later in the day after one more wipe down with the oil.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/Isabella%20Dressed%20to%20Kill%20003_zpsz9nmjyuh.j pg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/Isabella%20Dressed%20to%20Kill%20003_zpsz9nmjyuh.j pg.html)

FALover
03-09-2016, 10:11 PM
With all this Garand Goodness surrounding me I just had to make sure everything fit. AND DOES IT EVER!!! Indoor lighting does not do this beauty justice!
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/Isabella%20Dressed%20to%20Kill%20005_zpsnnh2qeh0.j pg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/Isabella%20Dressed%20to%20Kill%20005_zpsnnh2qeh0.j pg.html)http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/Isabella%20Dressed%20to%20Kill%20009_zpsspxkor2v.j pg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/Isabella%20Dressed%20to%20Kill%20009_zpsspxkor2v.j pg.html)

For $37.00 this stock is one nice piece of ancient Juglans regia!
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/Isabella%20Dressed%20to%20Kill%20007_zpshspwsumx.j pg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/Isabella%20Dressed%20to%20Kill%20007_zpshspwsumx.j pg.html)



Last total was $321.47.

Add metalwork $80.00
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$401.47

FALover
03-09-2016, 11:16 PM
The op rod should be on it's way back from Ohio. In the meantime, what parts to use?!

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/choice%20parts%20003_zpslwn3ehus.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/choice%20parts%20003_zpslwn3ehus.jpg.html)

BrotherRockeye
03-10-2016, 07:27 AM
wow!

you do very nice work.

that's a sweeeet iron!

FALover
03-10-2016, 07:59 PM
Tonight was a simple project. Take these bits,
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/trigger%20002_zpsfjboppvb.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/trigger%20002_zpsfjboppvb.jpg.html)

..and get them to fit like this.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/trigger%20003_zpssmcy8ewy.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/trigger%20003_zpssmcy8ewy.jpg.html)


youtube was my guiding light for my first couple of trigger groups. A little bit of grease anywhere parts touch is recommended.


Forgot the numbers!

previous total was $401.47
trigger parts totaled approx. $ 127.00
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$528.47

FALover
03-11-2016, 04:42 PM
That was quick! Now that the op rod has arrived we can finish this sweetie up!

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/oprod%20001_zpsirdghl8h.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/oprod%20001_zpsirdghl8h.jpg.html)

Things are adding up fast. The oprod total with purchase and tune up = $187.64. Add that to our last $$ and we are now at $717.79!

Petamocto
03-11-2016, 04:59 PM
They're selling one at Cabela's in Barrie for $3999.

Apparently there is no ceiling to what prices these will go for.

kennymo
03-11-2016, 05:26 PM
They're selling one at Cabela's in Barrie for $3999.

Apparently there is no ceiling to what prices these will go for.

No, there's just no ceiling to the prices in the Cabela's gun library..... I popped in there yesterday when I was playing at daddy daycare. Some prices boggle the mind.... Though I was awful tempted by that $139 Rascal....

FALover
03-11-2016, 06:52 PM
They're selling one at Cabela's in Barrie for $3999.

Apparently there is no ceiling to what prices these will go for.

I just may drop by and check it out. It might be interesting to see what $3999.00 gets you!

FALover
03-11-2016, 07:44 PM
Assembling the bolt. I have done dozens of them and the tool in the background makes it almost a breeze! Move the pin and it works with M1A bolts as well.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/bolt%20003_zpsiwcveyuh.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/bolt%20003_zpsiwcveyuh.jpg.html)

Slide the firing pin in the back, ejector assembly into its hole(line up the cutout so the extractor will slide in) put the extractor detent in place (little pin in the spring goes on the outside):red:.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/bolt%20004_zpsdxybhiuu.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/bolt%20004_zpsdxybhiuu.jpg.html)

Put bolt in the tool, compress the ejector pin into the bolt with the tools pin. Place extractor into its hole and give it a little whack with a small hammer. The extractor should pop into place. If it gives you a very hard go of it make sure that the detent hole is clear and clean. If it still puts up a fight you may have to trim a bit off the detents spring)
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/bolt%20006_zps965plsnz.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/bolt%20006_zps965plsnz.jpg.html)

And there it is! $95.47 staring you in the face!
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/bolt%20007_zpsi37nrxsm.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/bolt%20007_zpsi37nrxsm.jpg.html)

FYI, give all parts a little dab of grease before assembly.


$717.79+$95.47=$813.26!

FALover
03-11-2016, 11:19 PM
Garand Guts. Time for the internals. I leave the bolt in the receiver so none of the parts fall through.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/102%20001_zpszie5gn78.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/102%20001_zpszie5gn78.jpg.html)

Then flip it over. Everything fits in nice this way.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/102%20003_zps5btz16cn.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/102%20003_zps5btz16cn.jpg.html)

We pick out the nice ones.
Follower assembly,bullet guide, oprod catch, follower arm and pin. If you can find decent ones for less than $100.00 for the set you have done well. These have been kicking about for some time now and cost almost $85.00.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/102%20001_zpszie5gn78.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/102%20001_zpszie5gn78.jpg.html)

We left off at $813.26 + $85. That gives us $898.26.

FALover
03-11-2016, 11:22 PM
Danged Photobucket is messing me over. I get 90% download and it freezes.

kennymo
03-12-2016, 12:05 AM
Danged Photobucket is messing me over. I get 90% download and it freezes.

Happens with the app on my phone sometimes.... I find putting it down and walking away before I throw it through a wall the best solution.....

OEM
03-12-2016, 10:02 AM
That's a really nifty tool FAL. Beats Tonybens method of using a 30-06 case in the breech of the rifle for sure!


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FALover
03-12-2016, 11:05 AM
Happens with the app on my phone sometimes.... I find putting it down and walking away before I throw it through a wall the best solution.....

yep! new day and I guess we were both tired. Time to finish this off.

Start with the follower, make sure you have it in right. Slide faces the bolt and the bigger end faces the front.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/102%20004_zps9rmhm0pp.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/102%20004_zps9rmhm0pp.jpg.html)



Then the op rod catch and bullet guide.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/102%20005_zpsli8nklhn.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/102%20005_zpsli8nklhn.jpg.html)

Follower arm and pin. Line all the holes up and it will usually wiggle into place.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/102%20006_zpsod9dzlyn.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/102%20006_zpsod9dzlyn.jpg.html)

Done!
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/102%20007_zpscsckntxd.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/102%20007_zpscsckntxd.jpg.html)

Now slide the front handguard on and seat it into the lower band. It should be a tight fit and this one needed a little persuasion with a block of wood and small hammer to get it set.

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/102%20008_zpssbvkmzkc.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/102%20008_zpssbvkmzkc.jpg.html)

Stock Done!

FALover
03-12-2016, 11:13 AM
That's a really nifty tool FAL. Beats Tonybens method of using a 30-06 case in the breech of the rifle for sure!


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After doing the first bolt numerous times I knew this would be one of my most used tools. New bolt- strip,clean,reassemble. Old bolts- the same. Bolt must be stripped to measure headspace on old rifles and after installing new/used barrels. I have still managed to lose an ejector while working on a Nork 305 bolt. Spring was to long, I got flustered,tool slipped and it all went off like a small grenade.

FALover
03-12-2016, 12:22 PM
Time to install the oprod.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20002_zps4ly80fwf.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20002_zps4ly80fwf.jpg.html)

Again, grease is all that your Garands metal needs. The oprod likes lots.

The bolt cam groove and tab.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20001_zps3lho4qga.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20001_zps3lho4qga.jpg.html)

Oprod sits under the barrel and the bolt lug fits in the oprod cam goove and the receiver guide groove.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20003_zpsef9udxqk.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20003_zpsef9udxqk.jpg.html)

This is the groove with the small cutout where the oprod tab enters. Grease this area as well.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20004_zps2n3stpgc.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20004_zps2n3stpgc.jpg.html)

Now install the gas cylinder.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/102%20009_zpsquhbpl8z.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/102%20009_zpsquhbpl8z.jpg.html)

Add the cylinder lock (finger snug, back off to line up,do not crank it around to fit!) and the lock screw. (tight, not stupid tight)
I use a #3 Philips for this.

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20006_zps1fvnqpfp.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20006_zps1fvnqpfp.jpg.html)

Then the oprod spring and follower rod. The follower rod fits in very tight to the smaller coiled end of the spring. It takes some twisting to get it in. Into the op rod. Again, lots of grease. It is surprising how easier everything works when greased properly.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20007_zps19hw5aql.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20007_zps19hw5aql.jpg.html)

I use small vice grips to hold the follower rod while compressing the spring and getting the forks to fit onto the follower arm lugs.

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20008_zpstgkvumb9.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20008_zpstgkvumb9.jpg.html)


Some more numbers.

Forwarded total-$898.26
Gas cylinder with lock and screw- $106.00
Op rod spring- $7.00 ( I bought 14 new ones to get a decent price)
Follower rod - $20.00 ( it is a BMB marked rod, more than I would usually pay but hey, 'just because')


Looks like we are at $1031.26

FALover
03-12-2016, 12:44 PM
Need a clip latch now. 3 parts, the latch, pin and spring. The spring has a a small end and a larger end. The large end fits into the latchs backside.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20009_zpsljqkzjmu.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20009_zpsljqkzjmu.jpg.html)

Again, more grease! Some on the spring and also the pin. I use the pin to get grease through the latch hole before I install it. Compress the spring with your thumb and guide the pin in from the front. Pin has a head end that fits flush in the receiver.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20010_zpseftvmb1r.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20010_zpseftvmb1r.jpg.html)

Done!
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20011_zps4wrk1p4e.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20011_zps4wrk1p4e.jpg.html)

The latch,pin, spring totaled $34.04. Added to the last total we have $1067.30

FALover
03-12-2016, 01:43 PM
Trigger group install. Again, grease! The locking lugs appreciate your attention!
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20014_zpsivyphslx.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20014_zpsivyphslx.jpg.html)

With the hammer cocked and the trigger guard open,slide the trigger group into the receiver. Once again some wiggling and maybe a tapping will be needed to get it to sit properly (new stocks can be snug). Close the trigger guard. It should get very tight around this position.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/102%20014_zpsobpnhpyz.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/102%20014_zpsobpnhpyz.jpg.html)

If you have difficulty getting past this point do not worry. It was designed to be tight. Push the trigger guard down firmly/ use a padded table and push the rifle down onto the trigger guard. I can't find the photo but, Back in the war years the assemblers used a BFH to beat it into place. A wooden mallet the size of a coffee can was the tool of choice. I used a 2' length of 2"X4" to give it a whack.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20016_zpsesjjp2me.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20016_zpsesjjp2me.jpg.html)

You may have noticed (or not) that the sights are in place. I did the front before installing the gas cylinder as it was fresh out of the parkerizing tank and forgot to photograph that. Make sure the set screw is loose and slide it on the dovetail from the right side. Centre it on its flats and tighten.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/102%20010_zpsfopw3nai.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/102%20010_zpsfopw3nai.jpg.html)


I also installed the rear sights with no photos. If you had been here you would understand. The rear sight can either drop together in a couple of minutes or it can be a PITA. This one surpassed PITA! I will just refer you to youtube videos.

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q699/falover57/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20022_zpsowdfsznp.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/falover57/media/GOC%20Choice/more%20102%20022_zpsowdfsznp.jpg.html)

Notice the lack of any manufactures roll mark on the side. #102 is a early production unit and many had no ID here. I like the clean lines!

The front sight was close to $30.00 (BMB marked) the screw is a Brafasco $.05 allen head. Rear sight base $25., PB marked spring cover $15. Aperture was $8.00 , windage and elevation parts $60.71.

Sight parts total-$138.76

With our carryover of $1067.30 we are finished with a cost of $1206.06. This is just for the parts which were bargains for some.

No wood finishing, sandpapers,greases, reparking, time,etc.

FALover
03-12-2016, 01:59 PM
Here she is!
14438
14439

Prairie Dog
03-12-2016, 02:12 PM
Very nice! Thanks for taking us along.

BrotherRockeye
03-13-2016, 04:28 AM
Beautiful rifle.

Great thread.

Much obliged FALover

MitchSteel
03-28-2016, 12:37 PM
Holt moly,sir, I'm salivating.

FALover
11-30-2017, 10:48 PM
Now that GOC'er Coke has mentioned his latest project, I am going to bump this old thread up. I would like everyone who has one (or more) of those bargain Danish receivers to 'get er' done'. A very good friend has said that we need to make the Garand Great Again! I agree. Buy a book, go online and utube it, find someone who knows or message me if yer desperate :tounge:. Hunting down the parts can be daunting but it can be done. (if I win the lottery....!)

Forlorn Hope
12-06-2017, 06:28 PM
Now that GOC'er Coke has mentioned his latest project, I am going to bump this old thread up. I would like everyone who has one (or more) of those bargain Danish receivers to 'get er' done'. A very good friend has said that we need to make the Garand Great Again! I agree. Buy a book, go online and utube it, find someone who knows or message me if yer desperate :tounge:. Hunting down the parts can be daunting but it can be done. (if I win the lottery....!)

After many months of collecting, I have all the parts and tools required. Mostly BMB marked parts and a Danish VAR barrel. Having a hard time deciding whether or not to re-park the receiver. Original finish is a bit thin. What's the consensus on original vs new finish?

FALover
12-10-2017, 01:38 PM
After many months of collecting, I have all the parts and tools required. Mostly BMB marked parts and a Danish VAR barrel. Having a hard time deciding whether or not to re-park the receiver. Original finish is a bit thin. What's the consensus on original vs new finish?

I usually refinish all my receivers just because. I repark the op-rods and trigger housing if I am heating up the mix anyways. Gas cylinder also gets some high temp header paint and then baked in the BBQ for a couple of hours.

Forlorn Hope
01-02-2018, 06:02 PM
I usually refinish all my receivers just because. I repark the op-rods and trigger housing if I am heating up the mix anyways. Gas cylinder also gets some high temp header paint and then baked in the BBQ for a couple of hours.

OK thanks. Sent the receiver off for re-park. My gas cylinder lock could use a paint job. May have to try that.

FALover
01-11-2019, 10:58 PM
FALover is sad. :( all the photos have disappeared?

Haywire1
01-11-2019, 11:20 PM
Lots of threads have been like that. Vanished pics, never to be seen again.....

FALover
04-27-2019, 06:27 PM
Lots of threads have been like that. Vanished pics, never to be seen again.....

I will do my best to find them! Here she is wearing a new Ron Brown custom match sling (he stamped her serial # on it as well)
14436
14437

Haywire1
04-27-2019, 06:43 PM
Sigh. So much want