M1 Garand Tanker by Federal Ordnance circa 1980, 30-06

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by HK_User, Sep 30, 2012.


  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

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    This M1 was rebuilt by Federal Ord, and was stamped by them as a TANKER. A new one piece stock was designed and built to replace the two piece original stock.

    A Schuster adjustable bleed valve is installed for safety when you use other than Government Spec Ammo. A Smith Enterprise Muzzle Brake is used to enhance shooting abilities.

    A Rail is attached to the barrel so that a Scout Scope arrangement can be used.
     
  2. jim2

    jim2 Monkey+++

    So, how does it shoot? Has it proven reliable? Do you reload for it?

    jim
     
  3. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    It is a pleasure to shoot and I use both Mil Spec rounds, reloads and Commercial 30-06 rounds. It is quick to handle in a brushy landscape.

    With the gas bleed system you can taylor it to place the empties close and if you like you could use it as a single shot. Not a bad idea when you're teaching others.

    It is as reliable as a rock and my only complaint is that the stock is too thick at the wrist and along the barrel area. Something I'll change when other projects tapper off.

    Or I may just wait till ATI gets their new production plant up and running and purchase their M1 Garand injection molded stock in a Camo varient. They are much thinner, lighter with a butt pad and make the M1 handle more like a Mountain Rifle

    I now wonder why so many people make negative comments about the bleed system, after all Garand had a Patent for an adjustable bleed system but cost and war time production vetoed that.
     
  4. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    FWIW

    I did find the Patent by J. C. Garand for a gas regulater, you will note that he gave it to the US GOV,

    http://www.freepatentsonline.com/2369669.pdf
     
  5. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    ...and here I thought it was for sale for a buck or two....LOL

    Nice rifle, BTW!
     
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