M1 Garand

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  1. Lil'Joe

    Lil'Joe New Member

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    Looking for an M1 Garand Gunsmith in the Houston area

    Rebarreling my Garand and looking for someone that can actually do the job and has actually done it before, a lot!

    Any suggestions?
     


  2. Ranger60

    Ranger60 Active Member

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    I know you are looking in the Houston area, but if you have the time and are willing to perhaps spend a bit more, I hioghly recommend Fulton Armory in Md. They did a GREAT job on my Garand. Fulton Armory Home Page
     
  3. Wayne

    Wayne New Member

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    Check out Warbirdscutomguns, Tim Strait. He's in Houston and rebarreled one of mine. Did a great job and the rifle shoots really well. Gotta be patient though, he's always loaded down with work.
     
  4. texasaggie2010

    texasaggie2010 New Member

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    liljoe,

    did you find someone in houston? My garand slamfired the other day and i want to get it looked at.
     
  5. Bullseye Shooter

    Bullseye Shooter Active Member

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    texasaggie2010:

    Slam fires in the Garand usually happen because of (1) a high primer or (2) the firing pin not moving freely in the bolt and getting stuck so it protrudes when it shouldn't. You can check both those things yourself. You might check the tech pages at www.odcmp.com on how to remove and check the firing pin. If the ammo you used was commercial, then I would definitely look at the firing pin. If it was reloads, check to make sure the primers are seated properly.
     
  6. dobarker

    dobarker Active Member

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    I agree. The Garands have a free-floating firing pin that can occasionally spark off a soft primer. And yes, I have seen it happen first hand.
     
  7. Lil'Joe

    Lil'Joe New Member

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    Actually I waited until I traveled through NW Georgia and stopped to see a guy named Hook Boutin. Quite a gentleman! Spent three hours talking, listening to stories, and rebuilding my M1 Garand. Came away with a like new Garand that shoots sub moa with iron sights, a lot of stories and a good friend. Unfortunately I have not had the time to get back and see him since, but if you are ever in NW Georgia and get the opportunity, Hook is a national treasure.
     
  8. criterionbarrels

    criterionbarrels New Member

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    Normally I'd recommend Deans Gun Restoration, The CMP Custom Shop, Fulton Armory, Tony Giacobbe (The Garand Guy), Orion 7, or any of the other dealers on our website, but the closest M1 dealer we have to the Houston area is Warbird's Custom Guns in Crockett, TX.

    http://www.warbirdscustomguns.com/

    As a sidebar, it's amazing the technology we have at our fingertips to find something through the internet. You posted to this forum, which I found through social media, and logged into a VPN to access our CRM and find a list of dealers in your area, which in turn forwarded me to the Warbirds website, which I linked in this post. All from my home office at 10:00 PM on a Thursday night. Isn't technology great?

    -Josh
     
  9. Army 1911

    Army 1911 Well-Known

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    Your Technology is six years out of date as that is the age of this thread.
     
  10. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Moderator

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