16 February 2014

The Geek in Me

This probably isn't as interesting to you as it is to me, but I just researched the serial number on my M1 Garand: it was born the same year as me.

The geek in me finds that cool.

Okay, I told you it's more about me than you. But now I'm wishing I'd gone to the range with Older Daughter this morning.

18 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

You must have one of the last ones made unless I am getting you mixed up with someone else. Anyway mine was made in 43. They are something else!

Rev. Paul said...

It's a '55, only a year or two from the end Springfield Armory's original run. And it's a fantastic rifle. :)

PioneerPreppy said...

Jeez that old? Does the bolt actually still work?

:)

Old NFO said...

LOL, now that is funny... So if you 'forget' your birthday, all you have to remember is the Garands... :-)

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

That proves your well preserved my friend :-)
A great person, and a great gun!!!

Since you didn't go to the range with your daughter, tomorrow is a holiday for most maybe you can go tomorrow?

Rev. Paul said...

Just barely, Preppy. Barely. :)

Rev. Paul said...

Exactly! Or not.

LOL!

Rev. Paul said...

It's not a holiday for me, Sandy, but I appreciate the thought. :)

SENIOR said...

That cool.

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, Senior.

Keads said...

Nice bit of luck!

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, sir!

Cathy said...

You and that gun. Handsome fellas . . .and so young:)

Rev. Paul said...

Aw ... shucks, ma'am. :)

drjim said...

And mine was made right about the same time *I* was born!

Wonder if the CMP knows something we don't.....

Rev. Paul said...

Mebbe so, drjim ... but it's COOL.

Jenny said...

That is REALLY cool - I didn't know they made M1s so late though. ;)

Rev. Paul said...

Jenny, Springfield Armory made 'em through '56 - and other companies went even longer (until '61, I think).
And of course, now, Springfield Armory is making them again. Saw a white one at Freddie's last fall; asking price around $1195.00.