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Newsflash, Roboman bought a Garand!

Rebel_JamesRebel_James Member Posts: 4,746
edited June 2004 in General Discussion
Here it is, the auction Roboman won! Congrats!

http://www.gunbroker.com/auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=18883636


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"The Greatest Battle Implement Ever Devised!"
-- Gen. George S. Patton
referring to the M1 Garand

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  • select-fireselect-fire Member Posts: 62,972 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Hell HAS froze over and the Devil is selling Ice Cream. Congrats Robo.
  • FrancFFrancF Member, Moderator Posts: 35,278 ******
    edited November -1
    Congrats!

    First things first-

    No posting the question "How do I load the clip" [:D] [:D] [:D]

    oh and get the book "How to avoid Garand thumb for dummy's"

    Well he77 someone had to say it-[;)][:o)]

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  • select-fireselect-fire Member Posts: 62,972 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Donations for " Garand Thumb " might be accepted.
  • robomanroboman Member Posts: 6,436
    edited November -1
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    [:D][:D][:D][:D][:D]


    FrancF, I sure hope I can figure it out! I'll be sure to post a photo of the inevitable Garand Thumb I know I'm going to get. Heck, maybe I'll just stick my thumb in there and let it close to get it over with! [:o)][:o)][:o)]


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  • select-fireselect-fire Member Posts: 62,972 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Robo.. When you load the block clip.. make sure all rounds are seated against the back of the metal in the clip... You can do this by pushing down on all 8 rounds with the bullets face down on a hard surface. Then put the clip in your right hand and swipe the bolt back with your right hand little finger first on the bolt ( where it connects to your palm ). Then guide the clip in the slot and push it in with your thumb till you hear a distinct click. Let the bolt go forward and your ready to rock and roll. Do make sure your safety is in the rear position before loading.
  • robomanroboman Member Posts: 6,436
    edited November -1
    Thanks for the tip Select-Fire. I had figured that was about the way to do it. How do people manage to get the Garand Thumb anyway? Not hold the bolt back and let it slam forward on the thumb pressing the clip in?


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  • kenneth and melissakenneth and melissa Member Posts: 1,043 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Congradulations Robo [:D]

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  • TOOLS1TOOLS1 Member Posts: 6,133
    edited November -1
    See I knew you could do it. Just needed a little proding[;)][:D]
    I think most Garand thumb is from idiots trying to close the bolt after emptying the rifel
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  • Rebel_JamesRebel_James Member Posts: 4,746
    edited November -1
    LOL...Garand thumb! Just go ahead and lay your right thumb on a 2x4 and hit it with a hammer!


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    "The Greatest Battle Implement Ever Devised!"
    -- Gen. George S. Patton
    referring to the M1 Garand
  • phxtravisphxtravis Member Posts: 738 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    another?
    http://gunbroker.com/auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=18738813

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  • Rebel_JamesRebel_James Member Posts: 4,746
    edited November -1
    He didn't meet the reserve on that one, so he ain't gotta buy it.


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    "The Greatest Battle Implement Ever Devised!"
    -- Gen. George S. Patton
    referring to the M1 Garand
  • ameriskinameriskin Member Posts: 1,859 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    thats some real nice wood on that second auction. cody

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  • Night StalkerNight Stalker Member Posts: 11,967
    edited November -1
    Congrats Robo... enjoy the new toy.

    NSDQ!

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  • jpwolfjpwolf Member Posts: 9,164
    edited November -1
    Congrats robodude. You now own "the gun that won WWII"

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  • plains scoutplains scout Member Posts: 4,563
    edited November -1
    Good for nothing rotten spoiled kid!! Man I am just mad. You own one and I don't Grrrrr!!!!

    Happy shooting partner.[:D]

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  • Chockfull O NutsChockfull O Nuts Member Posts: 646 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Those rifles are kind of ugly aren't they?

    Who said I can't stir things up a little?
  • Red223Red223 Member Posts: 7,946
    edited November -1
    Nice rifle, congrats!!

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  • robomanroboman Member Posts: 6,436
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Chockfull O Nuts
    Those rifles are kind of ugly aren't they?

    Who said I can't stir things up a little?


    [:D][:D]Blasphemy! The Garand is an appreciated kind of beauty. The wood on the one I got looks a tad bit rough but I'm sure I can work with it! [^]


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  • ruger270manruger270man Member Posts: 9,361
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by jpwolf
    Congrats robodude. You now own "the gun that won WWII"


    Actually, Fat Man won the war.. [;)][:D]

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  • drobsdrobs Member Posts: 21,915 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    $450 not a bad price either.

    Regards,
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  • 0311marine0311marine Member Posts: 3,233
    edited November -1
    dang u got a deal robo

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