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My "New" Garand

Discussion in 'M1 Garand' started by ltcboy, Apr 17, 2002.

  1. Gentlemen--

    I am actually feelinfg like a kid at Christmas. I ordered an M-1 Garand from a Mr. Tony Giacobbe from Rahway, N.J. . He rebuilt this weapon from the ground up. New barrel(.308), new stock, it just looks like a brand new weapon right out of the box. I got 10 clpis with it, a sling, and the M-1 Garand handbook. I just keep looking at this thing with total admiration for the work that this man did to restore this weapon. The sn is 2482496 on a Springfield reciever. I always read what you guys post and I am very happy to join the "Garand" family. You guys should check out his website @


  2. WyrTwister

    WyrTwister G&G Newbie

    You said .308 , is the chamber cut for .308 Winchester or 7.62 NATO ?

    I would buy a .308 no-go & check the headspace , no matter what .

    If it is chambered for 7.62 NATO , I beleave ( please correct me if I am wrong ) it can fail a .308 Win no-go & still be within NATO specs ?

    When I bought a M1A , I checked the HS . It was fine , but as they say on the X-Files , " Trust No One ! " .

    God Bless

    PS Congratulations ! You will love it & 7.62 NATO ammo should work fine for plinking & is cheaper than .30-06 . :)

  3. Wyr--

    Mr. Giacobbe installed a new .308 barrel on the weapon. After I stripped the rifle down, I saw a white plastic like clip that was in stalled to prevent the chambering of a clip of 30.06. I called Mr. Giacobbe and he said that since the reciever was originally 30.06 he had to do this. It looks like it is fixed there for good. I want to take a picture of the rifle and post it so you can see what I am speaking of.

    I have a question for you guys, I was on a website and they were selling U.S. & Isreali .308 ammo for $89.00 per thousand. They claim its boxer primed, all brass, 147grn. fmj. Is this to good to be true???

  4. Stock Doc

    Stock Doc G&G Evangelist

    I bet Tony put a new 308 barrel on it as I did myself then cut it to chamber properly. Tony isn't going to sell any guns that wouldn't work but even with this in mind I have my own head space gauges to test all of my rifles.
    Notice on his web site Tony has 100432 and 100433 in his photos. I have 100434 now thats neat for a Educationl series serial numbers. Enjoy ltcboy let us know how it shoots. Rick B
  5. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    i noticed he has shooter grades for 550 clams on a commercial receiver, think these are CAI rebuilds???:confused:
  6. Stock Doc

    Stock Doc G&G Evangelist

    Probably or Springfield if you call him or email him he would tell you with no problem he has always been honest with me. Rick B
  7. Papa G-

    When I spoke with Mr. Giacobbe he said that he uses Springfield, some Winchester, and a few IH recievers. I dont think he uses anything else. I can tell you this, the Virgin Mary Herself would be proud to fire a clip from the rifle that I purchased from him. He is very professional, and it only took four days to get my rifle. I am one happy camper.

  8. TKH

    TKH G&G Newbie

    Southern Ammo

    I ordered 1000 rds from them last year for my HK-91. I would (and will) order from them again. I had no problems with any of the ammo, it fed and fired without any problems.
  9. TKH--

    I orderd 1000 rds. today for $89 . .308 looks like its gonna be cheap to shoot. Only problem with southern ammo is they said its gonna take 12 weeks. I ordered some S&B ammo from Cheaper than Dirt to get me buy, they were pretty reasonable also. Cannot wait to get out and shoot, going next thursday all day long.

  10. WyrTwister

    WyrTwister G&G Newbie

    Be sure and ask for the total amount including freight . Amo is HEAVY .

    I always cross check prices against the price for the same thing at . They pay the freight on ammo orders over $ 50.00 . That can make the difference .

    I bought 2,000 rounds of Indian 7.62 NATO for Y2K , from Century , for around $ 100 / 1,000 .

    I checked the SOG site & the $ 8900 is for slightly tarnished . I would bet the slightly dented was once linked on MG belts . Probably OK .

    God Bless
  11. Wyr-

    That slightly dented ammo is supposed to be in a condition that wouldnt cause any problems firing. The guy on the phone said that more people order that than the "non-dented" ammo. He also said that the dents are so minor you really cant tell. Go figure.