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    Beretta Garand

    One of many I had. https://imgur.com/a/f9ammlw

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    That’s a nice rifle. Would like to run across one of those.

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    That is one of many itches I had but never scratched. Like a lot of ordnance I remember when they did not cost much.

    Of course back then, I did not have much.
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    Re: Beretta Garand

    Quote Originally Posted by 1563621 View Post
    One of many I had.
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    Re: Beretta Garand

    I have only one Beretta (aka 'PB')-made Garand. It started as a stripped PB receiver made for the Danish military that needed to be re-parkerized...but then I found a new matching stripped Maple stock set, and after about a year or so it ended up as a match-grade M1 with a Kreiger 308W barrel. So my Italian M1 is a little bit unique looking...

    Used as many PB marked parts that I could find and refinished all of them to match, but never found a PB lower band or PB follower, but pretty much everything else including a PB cleaning tool. Note: The Italians stamped 'PB' on almost all parts, down to the firing pin and even the extractor(!), as seen in the last picture.

    Kind-of made this rifle for my wife and I call it "blondie" for obvious reasons, but it remains in an unfired condition. Maybe one day it will make it to the range.
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    Blondie is sexy....

    PB could stand for pretty sexy blonde
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    Re: Beretta Garand

    Quote Originally Posted by Random Guy View Post
    ...but never found a PB lower band or PB follower...
    For whatever reason, PB lower bands are scarce. I am still looking for one, too.

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    Re: Beretta Garand

    Apparently a PB lower band popped up on the CMP forum earlier this month, but it sold immediately (I was a day late). Funny thing is, I gave away a nicely marked PB lower band about 7 or 8 years ago with a PB front handguard that I sold, as I was not building a PB rifle at that time....and when the time came a year or two later I could never find one for sale. Its not a big deal, but I am surprised at the scarcity of the PB lower bands.


    (Attached shows a PB marked rear handguard clip, stock ferrule, gas cylinder, a PB marked buttplate, and even a PB cleaning tool - but I couldn't find a correct lower band).
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    Re: Beretta Garand

    Only "Garand" - "Garand" I ever had was a Fed Ord Beretta receivered Garand. Fed Ord sold it new in the early 80's. Closed their doors 1992.
    It was all P. Beretta and PB marked marked parts. First time I had a chance to buy it, I balked in 2017 when Hurricane Irene happened. A guy wanted to trade me the Garand for cash to recover a boat from FL.

    Well, 8mo later, I bought it for $800 and got 5 of the en blocs with black tip ammo, 10 en blocs with surplus .30-06. It was given to a relative to get some of my grandpa's guns they filched.

    I had intended to machine it out and make a BM-59 Tipo I out of it.

    I practiced my BM-59 milling on a Breda Mecchanica Roma(something like Roma or Rommania) receiver that a company called Gunbusters had demilled. The bandsawed it. I got it from a guy who bought it to re-weld.

    The M1 Garand made for USGI purposes is the hardest receiver I have EVER tried to machine. The Italian one was hard but not USGI hard.

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