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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: 9,350 ✭✭✭
    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: 9,350 ✭✭✭
    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: 32,200 ✭✭✭✭
    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?
    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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