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    Tennessee Jed
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    American Classics

    Post by Tennessee Jed on Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:27 am





    I don't really have much to say.  Tore down both of these over the weekend for a complete detail strip cleaning.  Replaced all the springs on the 1911, and did an annual greasing of the M1.  

    They looked so good afterwards, I just had to share some pictures.
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    Re: American Classics

    Post by Charlie Foxtrot on Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:51 am


    'Murica!!!

    No better way to put a dopey grin on your face than firing off those two classics. Beautiful examples. Congrats!
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    Re: American Classics

    Post by MrJim on Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:22 pm

    Seriously, what else would a man need? Smile
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    Re: American Classics

    Post by Cornmastah on Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:19 pm

    Those look beautiful! Did you buy your Garand with the nice wood or did you refinish/put on a new one?
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    Re: American Classics

    Post by Tennessee Jed on Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:38 pm

    Thanks Corn. The M1 came with a REALLY crappy stock. Dried out and splintering, with "1967" carved into the side, it was so loose that you could wobble the action inside it. I got a really good deal on the M1 due to the very crappy stock.

    Several years ago, I bought a walnut stock set unfinished from Boyd's and finished it myself. It took a few days but totally worth it. I saved the crappy stock because . . . well, I'm not sure why.

    I just heard from a fella who's made pistol grips for me before, and I have a set of Texas Mesquite grips with inlaid buffalo nickels on the way for the 1911. Because, as CF put it, "Murica."
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    Re: American Classics

    Post by Cornmastah on Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:06 pm

    I have a really beat up stock on my M1. I've been debating whether or not to replace it. On one hand, the beat up stock kind of gives it some character--but on the other hand, a new stock would make it look beautiful.

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