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Garand Question
« on: December 18, 2008, 10:33:32 am »
How come every Garand that I see for sale on gunbroker, auction arms, etc, shows the muzzle with a bullet sticking in backwards? Is this just to show that the bore isn't shot out, something to do with the condition of the crown?  Maybe this is a dumb question, but what is the reason for this?

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    Re: Garand Question
    « Reply #1 on: December 18, 2008, 11:34:19 am »
    It is to demonstrate a lack of barrel wear.
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    Re: Garand Question
    « Reply #2 on: December 18, 2008, 11:39:13 am »
    I don't think I'd buy a garand that already had an obvious barrel obstruction.  ;)

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    Re: Garand Question
    « Reply #3 on: December 18, 2008, 11:43:04 am »
    Ben,

    Nice.  I will make sure that the bullet comes out.

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    Re: Garand Question
    « Reply #4 on: December 18, 2008, 01:08:50 pm »
    Yeah, as others have stated: It's very common for milsurp rifles to have their barrels blown to hell.  So people try to show that their barrels still fit bullets through 'em. 

    I'd rather see the barrel myself than trust the picture is accurate.
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    Re: Garand Question
    « Reply #5 on: December 18, 2008, 03:18:20 pm »
    They have extra ware at the muzzle because they were issued steel cleaning rods and it would ware off the first inch or so of the rifling.

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    Re: Garand Question
    « Reply #6 on: December 18, 2008, 03:23:16 pm »
    They have extra ware at the muzzle because they were issued steel cleaning rods and it would ware off the first inch or so of the rifling.

    Not to mention running a cleaning rod from the breech of a Garand is problematic.
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    Re: Garand Question
    « Reply #7 on: December 18, 2008, 09:47:26 pm »
    Fulton Armory sells a muzzle wear gauge for 30 (.308) cal bores.  It is invaluable when shopping for old mil-surps or other old rifles.
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