M1 Garand park or blue???

leeblackmanleeblackman Member Posts: 5,683
edited February 2006 in General Discussion
Ever seen a polished blued M1 Garand? I wonder if it would look better than parkerizing.


  • TrinityScrimshawTrinityScrimshaw Member Posts: 9,309 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Would it be original?

    Trinity +++
  • zipperzapzipperzap Member Posts: 25,057
    edited November -1
    I can't even IMAGINE one! I'm sure
    there are a few out there! Anyone
    have a photo? I suppose I could
    wake up my Photo Shop and get
    it busy, but that would be

    Thanks for the totally alien idea!
  • TrinityScrimshawTrinityScrimshaw Member Posts: 9,309 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have seen them, but usually they are commemoratives.

    Trinity +++
  • TxsTxs Member Posts: 18,801
    edited November -1
    It'd be blasphemous under normal circumstances, but a polished/blued Garand sounds like a pretty cool honor guard rifle.
  • MVPMVP Member Posts: 25,074
    edited November -1
    I think, But I am not sure because I have not personally seen it, but That there were some cowboys who starred in Brokeback Mountain that were seen with blued Garands. Is that true?
  • rlnblkrlnblk Member Posts: 130 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I've seen them before they don't look great IMO .I have bead blasted and black oxide finished a couple also,personally I didn't care for that look either .IMO they look best parked
  • bpostbpost Member Posts: 31,144 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    C-H-R-O-M-E man, chrome is cool, you will be too with a chrome M1 [:D][:D]
  • gbeggrowgbeggrow Member Posts: 5,499
    edited November -1
    Naaaaaa. I like mine this way.[;)][:D][8D]

  • MVPMVP Member Posts: 25,074
    edited November -1
    Nice Garand[8D] Thats the way a Garand is supposed to look.

    I would worry about someone who wanted a blued Garand. Where would it stop? Next thing you know they would want to do would be some fancy engraving. Then a jeweled bolt.

    Blueing and engraving have their place and it aint on a Garand.
  • leeblackmanleeblackman Member Posts: 5,683
    edited November -1
    ROFL... I've seen a chrome m1 garand (I think it was actually industrial hard chromed)...I've seen a gold plated m1 garand (don't ask)...but I don't think I've ever seen a polished & blued one.

    Yea, I don't think I'm going to blue it. I'm just going to get it reparked.

    What about getting one of those new DuraCoat finishes from lauercustom weaponry? http://www.lauerweaponry.com/
    Maybe in new digital desert camo..
  • MVPMVP Member Posts: 25,074
    edited November -1
    A Friend of mine loved Garands so much he insisted on even hunting with his.

    He customized one for an Alaskan hunt that would have him around salt water and expected a lot of rain also.

    Among his customizations was to get all the metal parts coated in some type of black teflon that resembled a black park look. Also had the barrel shortened.
    That was one cool customized Garand and almost impervious to the weather.
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