This is My Rifle

courtesy Tyler Kee

Tyler Kee

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  1. avatar Tyler Kee says:

    In a battle with Nick Leghorn for the “Worst Handwriting” lifetime achievement award.

    1. avatar AlphaGeek says:

      Let’s hope none of your elementary-school teachers read TTAG.

      1. avatar g says:

        I tell my students that if someday I see them on the internet / TV, and the worst thing about them is their handwriting, I’ll be OK with that.

        As long as there’s no spelling or grammar errors. And they graduated college. LOL.

  2. avatar tdiinva says:

    Nice Garand.

  3. avatar Roll says:

    Got a garand you are willing to sell? I’ve got a bunch of 3006 but not one of my rilfes shoot that caliber…

    1. avatar Scott says:

      Got a bunch of .30-06 you’re willing to sell? I’ve got these Garands…

      1. avatar Tyler Kee says:

        The CMP has .30-06 for $0.49/rd. You’ll just have to wait 4-6 weeks.

  4. avatar Chuck in IL says:

    Speaking of the Garand, what ever happened to all those M1’s that S. Korea wanted to unload? I need to own a Garand, it is a large part of history.

    1. avatar Tyler Kee says:

      The CMP still has them to my knowledge. I went to the actual depot and picked mine out.

      1. avatar Chuck in IL says:

        So the CMP got ahold of them? I lost track of the story and never did hear if they were allowed to be imported. Plus nobody seemed to know where they would end up, at CMP or the open market. Couldn’t really google anything up that wasn’t over a year old either. I hope the CMP got them, it would be a crime to see them destroyed.

        1. avatar Tyler Kee says:

          Ah… I misunderstood. No, the Korean Garands are still there. I was speaking to the “need to own a Garand” comment.

  5. avatar Steve-O says:

    “My Garand does my talking”

  6. avatar Ralph says:

    That’s a man’s rifle right there.

  7. avatar jaykayd says:

    I had a ’42 Garand. A March ’42… I got it because I wanted an M1 built the same month my Dad was born. The muzzle wear and throat erosion weren’t that great but the rifle still shot the lights out. Garands rock… nothing says “RELOAD!” better than the PING after the eight shot. Thanks for the memories.

  8. avatar Dr_elusive says:

    I would LOVE to own a Garand, I wish the CMP had a club around i could join to Purchase one.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      I highly recommend the Garand Collectors Association. Nobody knows more about the M1 Garand, and they publish a quarterly mag that’s consistently a great read.

  9. avatar Lance says:

    Got a man’s rifle awesome. Thanks for your bravery to show your weapon and say to Obama “You will not take it”!!!

  10. avatar SGC says:

    “the greatest battle implement ever devised” Excellent weapon…:)

    1. avatar Don says:

      Especially after they added the magazine and re-chambered it in 7.62×51 😉

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        Don’t forget the selector switch.

        1. avatar AlphaGeek says:

          I’m pretty sure that the consensus on the selector switch is that it was a mistake, and they should have left well enough alone with the magazine-fed 7.62.

        2. avatar Don says:

          The beauty of the selector switch is you can select whichever mode you need.

  11. avatar jwm says:

    Finally, a real man’s rifle and not a poodleshooter. I think a study needs to be done. How many dogs were shot by cops before they got the AR’s and how many after. Could be interesting stats.

    As for the giggle switch on an M14. My own experience with a government issued M14 was with 1 that had already been altered to semi auto only. My own opinion is that the rifle is to light for the average shooter to get the besteffect from full auto. That’s just an opinion. If the rifle had a straight stock and pistol grip with a bipod it might serve the same function as a BAR.

  12. avatar ken says:

    Does the lime green bracelet “link” you to your feminine side?

    Nice gun though.

    1. avatar Steve-O says:

      What a back handed compliment. I think…

    2. avatar Tyler Kee says:

      It is my watch. High speed, low drag.

  13. avatar LeftShooter says:

    “Rifle paid for by collecting friend’s change deposited betwixt the couch cushions.”

    Of note: my Western MA mother-in-law (age 92) assembled Garands at the Springfield Armory, maybe even yours. The home guard version of the Greatest Generation.

  14. avatar Sixpack70 says:

    I’m waiting for my CMP Garand still. I went to Springfield Armory a few weeks ago. They have an awesome collection of gun and books. None of the guns are for sale unfortunately. I’ve wanted a Garand since I was 12 and picked one up during my hunter’s safety course. You have a great piece of history there!

  15. avatar Wmc85 says:

    My fav. gun is the 870 Wingmaster my great grandfather got for Christmas in 1950. The gun was made in November of that year and my great grandmother gave 79.95 for it in the held grade deluxe. I know this is the rifle thing, but Obama wants it too. Worth my time posting, or are scatterguns not allowed?

  16. avatar Blake says:

    Fabulous, I must be the token TIMR old guy.

    Whippersnappers, the lot of you.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      I haven’t snapped my whipper in over fifty years. I’m not sure that I remember how.

  17. Nice older guns!…Effective, in “Their Day”!… Sooooo Long Ago!… [A Collectors item, at Best!]. Too Many, Better, More Efficient, “Lighter”, to Carry, out there Now!…. Suggesting, “Ruger”, Mini – 30, [7.62 X 39 mm], or smaller caliber mini-14, in .223 cal. [20 & 30 shot magazines, also, have a 6 shot, for hunting!..].

  18. avatar My Name Is Bob says:

    Ooh, a Garand! Most excellent!!!

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