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    I bought a Blue Sky M1icon Rifle at a Gun Show back shortly after they were brought in (mid-90's?). I got it for really cheap because the owner was completely disgusted with it because it would not function at all. I am always up for a challenge, so I figured Why Not?

    Well, a new IN-SPEC Gas cylinder fixed the not functioning bit.. Still not out of the woods, though.

    Next: Trigger group lock-up was very sloppy. New trigger guard (with good lugs), and replacing the oilsoaked stock which was 'smashed down' on the receiver locking surfaces and if not for that would have given firewood a bad name anyway. Boyd replacement wood set. Check.

    Next problem: It would keyhole about half of what it was fed. Yes, you COULD lose a bullet down that bore. In this case it stopped about 3/4" behind the muzzle. New barrel.

    Third problem: The ejected clip just barely cleared the receiver. New clip ejector spring.

    The rifle now functions perfectly and is probably the best-looking Garand of the three I own.

    Total Cost: still a bit less than 'gun show retail' for a fully functioning rifle at the time.

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    When they're wore out, they're wore out. Time for a rebuild.
    Regards, Jim

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    My buddy got a Danishicon return at Perry years back. It would swallow a 30-06 cartridge all the way to the case shoulder, when dropped into the muzzle. He sent it back to CMPicon and they replaced the rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEAR View Post
    Hear, Hear! My thoughts exactly.

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    This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

    My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

    Without me, my rifle is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will...

    My rifle and I know that what counts in war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit...

    My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel.

    I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will...

    Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and I are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.

    So be it, until victory is America's and there is no enemy, but peace!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calif-Steve View Post
    It would swallow a 30-06 cartridge all the way to the case shoulder, when dropped into the muzzle.
    Now THAT'S shot out.
    Regards, Jim

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    I was an FFL through the 80's and into the early 90's and sold several Blue Sky M1icon's and carbines. None were ever returned but most looked well worn. I kept a Quality Hardware carbine that was all original and brought it to Colorado with me. Shoots well.

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    I bought a Blue Sky M1icon rifle and have had zero issues with it. Receiver dates to Sep 1944 and the barrel is dated 1954. It was in a post war Birch stock and I replaced that with a CMPicon stock set. Since the finish was in great shape the rifle now looks super. And, it shoots well too.

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    First 8 shots @50 yards when I received it in 2009.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Diehl View Post
    I bought a Blue Sky M1icon rifle and have had zero issues with it.
    I too had a Blue Sky barrel for M1 carbine and it was fine. The marking wasn't too deep either, maybe that was why...
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    Deleted post, just realized this post started 8 years ago and I was answering a very old question.

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