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    My 308 M1 Garand build

    I finally built my M1 Garand in 308. I had a barrel on order from Sarco but it went backorder. I ordered one from E-gunparts and it turned out great. I used a surplus Springfield receiver and all surplus parts that I had on hand. I kept the Sarco barrel on backorder and will probably build another one.


    New Barrel and receiver.


    Timing the barrel on my lathe.




    Just a little more and it's ready to install on the receiver.


    Set up to torque the barrel on.






    Reaming the chamber.


    Chamber reamed and the go gauge fits snug.


    No-Go gauge is good.


    Receiver is built and Op-Rod is installed.


    My 308 receiver block. It's the new ramp for 308 and stops 30-06 from being loaded accidentally.


    All together and ready to fire with a new Boyd stock.

    After firing a couple rounds I need to open up the gas hole in the barrel because it's short stroking the round. This is normal on the 308 barrel because they drill the hole to 30-06 specs. I'll do this in a few days. After getting it firing correct then I will parkerize all the parts that need it.
    Last edited by Red Hat; 02-17-2009 at 09:11 PM.
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    Truely very nice work... A sign of a craftman. (I don't mean the thangs from Sears on you bench or under it either)
    Semper Fi

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    Very, very cool! You've done a beautiful job getting that together. Thanks for sharing.
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    I am truly jealous. I mean, I like to play with my toys...but you can MAKE your own toys.
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    Excellent workmanship. Truly a Master machinist.
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    I'll keep my freedom, my guns and my money. You can keep THE CHANGE.
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    AMAZING Work!! This is really amazing. I can only dream of one day making my own toys, that would be sweeet!!!
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    Thanks for the complements. I think I enjoy building firearms more than anything. There's really nothing to it if you have the equipment. This is one project I've been wanting to do for many years. I love my Garands and the 308 Garand just makes it just sweeter.
    USAF Retired, CATM, SC CWP, NH NR CWP, NRA Benefactor
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    Exclamation Very Very nice

    Let's see you get into the sub MOA club.
    If that thing shoots as good as it looks, You'll be able to slide right in!
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    Once I get my 200 yd range built I'll see how she does. I have a couple guys doing some cutting and buning now.
    USAF Retired, CATM, SC CWP, NH NR CWP, NRA Benefactor
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    man that's a nice piece of work! very impressive.
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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