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    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.
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    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 :-)
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    Hey mister tally man,tally me Garandé, keep a running total if you gonna build one!!
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    I don't know a lot about Garandes except that I want one! Cool stuff. I'm going to have to watch this thread

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    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!

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    Receiver $60.00
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    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....
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    Quote Originally Posted by kennymo View Post
    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?...774%26_rdc%3D1
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    I vote classic. MAYBE a sniper clone. That would be cool.
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    Let's give her a name: Isabella Garandolini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haywire1 View Post
    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.
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