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Old 03-03-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
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beech wood hand guard

Anyone have a beech wood front hand guard they would sale. Sorry..this is my first M1.. nothing to trade.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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WELCOME ABOARD.

Also, IF you're not in a hurry, I can likely get you one cheap at the next SA show. -The last few shows there were LOTS of beech garand stocks & handguards. = Mostly PB made.

Otherwise, J&G Gun Ranch has Italian beech.

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Old 03-04-2013, 01:27 AM   #3
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Hey thanks for the welcome....its actually the upper handguard...told ya I was new...ha ha...I'll touch base again later today...
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:10 AM   #4
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When is the show coming up? And yes..if see one grab it for me if you would..thanks! (Beech upper hand guard)
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:31 AM   #5
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FYI, the last one that I bought at the SA show, I paid 8 bucks (if I remember correctly).- The weekend of the first of April i think is when the next show is.

BTW, MINWAX in RED CHERRY color looks NICE to refinish the beech wood parts. - I remodeled my whole Danish armoury rebuilt Garand set with it. -the wood came out a very nice dark mahogany color with the grain showing up WELL.
(without the MINWAX, the beech stock looked BLAH & UN-interesting.)

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Old 03-04-2013, 10:44 AM   #6
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Where is this show located? And if we go this route do you have PayPal acct? I'll add some for your trouble as well. My buddy that's building it is looking as well...I'll keep you posted.. as always...thanks.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:06 AM   #7
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Little slow on the uptake...ha ha...San Antonio...
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:12 AM   #8
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My friend isn't very computer savvy but build a beautiful gun. He uses the cherry as well. I'll post pics when I get it...can't wait.. wanted one forever.. also...I was stationed in del Rio mid eighties....laughlin afb...
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WILCO - will let you know when I find it.
(I don't make money off of our members here, as most do not.)


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Old 03-05-2013, 02:19 AM   #10
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Thanks buddy!
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:51 AM   #11
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@sw...j&g was a no go...found a lady who had one for 60.00 including ship. Our recent gun shows out here have been ratcheting up prices, but just couldn't justify that price.. I'll jeep looking while being in a holding pattern to see what SA show may produce...very nice for your help....have a great weekend...
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:50 PM   #12
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No problem. - I'll look for you.

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Old 03-24-2013, 06:36 PM   #13
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ODDLY there wasn'r a single "garand wood dealer" at the SA gunshow that I attended today and darned little else except a GREAT deal of tables piled high with mostly identical "black rifle" parts and NEW and grossly OVERPRICED rifles/shotguns/handguns.
(for example, I saw a rather ordinary used S&W Model 10, 4-inch RB revolver with a "firm cash price" of 950.oo.)

NOBODY seemed to be buying much of anything, except OVERPRICED ammo (like: 48.oo+ tax for fifty 9mm parabellum.) & not much of that being sold, from what I could see.
(IF this goes on much longer, there won't be shows here, as vendors cannot afford 50.oo tables if hardly anyone is buying much of anything AND nobody will pay 8.oo for seeing tables & tables of not much of anything INTERESTING. - BTW, I saw a total of 5 garands & they were all 900.oo or more. )

FYI, I collect drillings & "cape guns", usually with hammers. - Saw NONE of either & usually there would be several to choose from and even some double-rifles of various sorts. =====> at the last SA show, I "bid upon" (but didn't get) a cape rifle that was 9.3x74 on the R with a L barrel in 12gax3"case.
(BTW, I'm planning a 2015 trip to southern Africa to hunt plains game and am therefore seeking a heavy-caliber rifle. -Probably a .375H&H Mag or more likely something like a 9.3x62mm or 9.3x74mm rifle. - Saw nothing heavier than a .300WIN MAG today.)

I'd like to find a 1920's vintage Commercial Mauser based "Africa rifle" that weighs at least 9 pounds.

Meanwhile, I'll keep looking for your upper beech handguard.

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Old 03-25-2013, 07:00 AM   #14
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Thanks for looking...same here...I went to a show over the weekend and same thing...overpriced...and no hand guards...I saw a 7mm brought out to .458 Lott....that would drop some game! American guns on YouTube...I'll stay in touch...
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THANKS.

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Old 03-25-2013, 10:42 AM   #17
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Well I gave in and got handguard from lady in s.Dakota...all that's holding up my m1 from being finished...praying its in decent shape !
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GOOD LUCK on the handguard.

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Old 04-02-2013, 06:19 AM   #19
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Just got my rear beech hand guard...pretty good shape too. Picked up new Leopold 20x60x80 spotters scope Sunday on craigslist for 400.00 I think a pretty good buy....hope doing well...
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