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Old April 29th, 2018, 02:51 PM #1
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June 1944 Garand

Several years ago I put in a CMP order for a rack grade Garand with the intention of stripping it for parts and building another rifle, at the time they were 300.00 bucks so I was not expecting much.

Of course CMP put a wrench in the works by sending me a pretty nice looking WW2 June 1944 Garand, full of WW2 parts including the stock which has a faint large SA cartouche and large crossed cannons, it also had it's original June 44 barrel which swallowed a muzzle gauge. Muzzle was so gone it was losing gas pressure and would not function.

Decided to just sit on it and it has sat in the rack for several years. Finally I decided this week to take it over to Charlie Maloney and have him go though it and screw on and headspace a new Criterion barrel.

Picked it up today and Charlie did a great job, besides the barrel, he replaced a bent from sight, tightened up the hand guard and stock fit, did a trigger job at my request, gauged everything to make sure was in spec and even oiled the stock.

So now I have a great looking WW2 Garand that should be a very good shooter, I've always loved the June 44 receiver, made me wonder what the workers at Springfield Armory were thinking about as they were building Garands as D-Day was occurring.
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very nice gotta love the Garands
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Very nice, Charlie does great work. He has a hell of a resume too.
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Very nice looking rifle. What did the cost of the refit equal if you don’t mind?
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Old April 29th, 2018, 04:25 PM #5
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Very nice looking rifle. What did the cost of the refit equal if you donít mind?

I've got less than 700.00 total in the rifle including the cost of the rifle, I had bought the barrel years ago and Charlies labor is quite reasonable.
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I've got less than 700.00 total in the rifle including the cost of the rifle, I had bought the barrel years ago and Charlies labor is quite reasonable.
Wow, good steal. What would he charge to do the barrel if you can say to someone off the street?
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Wow, good steal. What would he charge to do the barrel if you can say to someone off the street?
Every rifle is different, he charged me 150.00 for the barrel install and headspace which included checking all the other parts to make sure they were in spec. It's best to always e-mail him direct about any Garand or M14 work.
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Lovely--- just absolutely dead sexy
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Several years ago Charlie installed a new Criterion barrel and did a trigger job (as well as check and gauge everything). Total was about $500 including the barrel. I think the barrel cost was about $200.
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That's absolutely beautiful Augie. I imagine it'll do you proud on the range.
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