Friday, July 7, 2017

A Promise Kept

I promised my youngest son an M-1 Garand as a graduation present when he started back to school after getting out of the Marine Corps. He's graduated, has a job in Colorado, and came home this week to visit.

I delivered on my promise.


This rifle was made in October 1944. No way to know if it was used in WWII or Korea, but it's a piece of history still the same.

It's nice that I am still a better shot.

8 comments:

Brigid said...

awesome. We each own one. A very fine firearm with a lot of history.

SiGraybeard said...

Congrats to both of you! We also have two. My temptation is to leave them as "museum pieces" and hang them on the wall, but it's better to use them.

Borepatch said...

[stands]

[clap] [clap] [clap]

drjim said...

Bravo Zulu!

I have one, and I'd love to get another.

Maybe after we complete this Colorado move....

pigpen51 said...

My son, a 2nd class petty ofc. in the Navy, has one. He collects military firearms. I gave him my dad's 30-40 krag. He has a 1903 Springfield also. A couple of others that I don't know about. He goes on WWII re-enactments on occasion, and loves to meet surviving WWII vets, and listen to their stories. His ship is in the Persian Gulf right now, I think they just left Bahrain and are headed towards Spain, then to Norway and Germany. He is a sonar technician, but spends as much time with firearms and security type duty as he can, as that is his true passion. He told me the last time I talked with him that going through straits he gets to man the .50 caliber machine gun, and he loves that, he got to qualify on it before they left VA for this tour.

Old NFO said...

Well done, sir! And old age and 'experience' wins again...

.45ACP+P said...

Stop leaning back for standing!!!!! Get thee to an Appleseed!

Goober said...

Your son has terrible chick lean.