1943 Springfield M1 sporterized

Discussion in 'Springfield Armory M1 Garand' started by HOTCHKIS, May 15, 2014.

  1. HOTCHKIS

    HOTCHKIS New Member

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    Want to put it back to original.
     

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  2. HOTCHKIS

    HOTCHKIS New Member

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    right side
     

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  3. HOTCHKIS

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    2millionth serial #
     

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  4. HOTCHKIS

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    Dec 43 barrel
     

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  5. coastie

    coastie New Member

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    there is appoint when a "custom" work can be appreciated for what it is now.
    This example looks worthy enough to keep as is.
    How does it shoot?

    Of course, just replace the stock and keep this one as a second stock.
     
  6. HOTCHKIS

    HOTCHKIS New Member

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    It shoots great. Throat erosion was 2. I do plan on keeping the sporterized stock. I am wondering now if the original cartouche stamping mark is still under that stock and maybe can be brought back if not sanded down to far. I will have to look into this.
     
  7. coastie

    coastie New Member

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    stamp and stock

    believe me, not worth the effort.
    You would ruin the custom effect, and have a half a custom polish job.
    Leave the polished stock as is, maybe an infared device to check for markings without destroying the finish.
     
  8. HOTCHKIS

    HOTCHKIS New Member

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    I don't have any use for the sporterized stock. If there is someone who can tell me that the orig. cartouche marks can be brought back and restained as original. That's the route I would go if not then of course I would keep the sporterized stock & purchase another one. Will have to look further into this!
     
  9. M-1_Garand

    M-1_Garand M1 Garand

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    Buy a replacement stock and keep the one that came with it.
    Unless the rifle is all original to begin with, (highly suspect), you can get cartouch replacement dies to remake your existing cartouch. Better to make sure yours is not a frankengun.
    Take it to a qualified armorer and have it gone over.