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2006 was the 1st year that I'd used anything except an M1. Due to a divorce and the "unavailability" of my normal firearms I was forced to use an M1 again. This is a Type 1 National Match. That means that it was built by the Sprinfield Armory using only SA parts and is not glass bedded (the Type 2 rifles were built on any receiver and were glass bedded). There were less than 500 Type 1s manufatured and sold in 1958. This is one of them and is SN 6099665, one of the last 800 M1 rifles ever built by SA. The Type 1s were handbuilt using only the best components and the best straight grain walnut stocks and handguards. A pristine Type 1 M1 is a thing of beauty. They're pretty darn nice to shoot, too. This is a clickable thumbnail. I don't know how to resize the original to meet forum rules.

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[Edited on 12/8/2009 by leemozoid]
 

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Did you tell that deer.....




"Get off my lawn"!!!!

Sweet rifle, cool history on it too!!!:cheers::wave:
 

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[rquote=1502860&tid=104866&author=FiremanBrad]Did you tell that deer.....

"Get off my lawn"!!!!

Sweet rifle, cool history on it too!!!:cheers::wave:[/rquote]

Awesome quote Brad :)
 

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I took mine out this year and will NEVER do it again.Got it very wet and aquired a few new scratches.It will be a safe gun from now on.It is a dream to shoot.I love the firepower of a 30-06 with very little recoil
 

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[rquote=1502873&tid=104866&author=Big L]I took mine out this year and will NEVER do it again.Got it very wet and aquired a few new scratches.It will be a safe gun from now on.It is a dream to shoot.I love the firepower of a 30-06 with very little recoil[/rquote]

Believe it or not, it prolly did rain a wee bit, and snowed alot, during WWII.....lol!!!!:rof2::wave:

I don't blame you though, I'd want to keep it nice as well.:cheers:
 

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My Dad's has taken a deer every time it has been out. Has been used in 5 seasons with 6 deer under its belt.

You ain't kiddin' about 30/06 with minimal recoil. I was 10 the 1st time I shot it and was so scared because it was it was a big bad 30/06, :rof2:, my Dad & Uncle were rolling :rof2: because I flinched so bad. Thing is it didn't kick any harder than an SKS. Man I am glad they didn't get that on video:rof2::hysterical:
 

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[rquote=1502890&tid=104866&author=FiremanBrad][rquote=1502873&tid=104866&author=Big L]I took mine out this year and will NEVER do it again.Got it very wet and aquired a few new scratches.It will be a safe gun from now on.It is a dream to shoot.I love the firepower of a 30-06 with very little recoil[/rquote]

Believe it or not, it prolly did rain a wee bit, and snowed alot, during WWII.....lol!!!!:rof2::wave:

I don't blame you though, I'd want to keep it nice as well.:cheers:[/rquote]

My stock ended up getting yellow blemishes in it.I took the blow dryer to it and oiled it up real good and you could still see em a couple days later.I am gonna get it out when I get home to see if they went away.I hear ya on the weather its hard tellin what those guns went thru and how many adversasies may have taken a dirt nap cause of em.
 

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You should only used boiled linseed oil on the stock. Don't use anything with any driers or varnishes. You can't fix scratches, but if you have any dings or dents you can lay a damp cloth over the impression and use the steam function on an iron to heat and humidify the wood. The compressed wood fibers will expand and many of the dents can be minimized or eliminated.
 

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That's one of the NMs that I told you about. 6099666 has never been fired so when I had to pick which to use to hunt (or to not hunt at all) the choice was easy. 665 has been upgraded with an NM marked front and rear sight (the only NM marked part on Type 1s is the barrel). I've got some pics of them loaded up now. I'll post them later so you can see them side by side.
 
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