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#1 UK Armourer

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 04:00 PM

Guys,

          I just got to know that the Italian Ministry of Defense has now decided to allow the sale of BM-59's and Tipo (Type) 1 & 2 M1 Garand rifles to the general public (if licenced).

 

The BM-59's have the full auto trip and selector removed and the pivot ground off to allow the sale.

 

Have a look at the hundreds ready to be sold at a dealer in Italy I know...

 

There are US Springfield & Winchester M1's converted to BM-59's as well as Beretta M1's converted and new build Beretta BM-59's!

 

If only ;-)

 

ciao

 

Vic

 

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Edited by UK Armourer, 25 March 2016 - 04:02 PM.

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#2 hawksnest

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 08:30 PM

Just imagine what each pallet would be worth in USA if they were transferables!


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#3 John Ryan

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 08:50 PM

The whooshing noise you hear is Mike Baker booking a ticket to Italy and a container home.

 

Seriously though, Tipo's 1 & 2 should be importable over here in the US. I'd rather have those than those Korean M1's.

 

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Edited by John Ryan, 25 March 2016 - 08:51 PM.

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#4 Frenchkat

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 05:51 PM

Looks like they ended up at Sarco and Centerfire.

Sarco is advertising new Italian barrels and soon to have receivers.

Anybody have a clue who might be converting M1 receivers for Sarco?
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#5 John Ryan

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 08:15 PM

Tony Giacobbe " The Garand Guy" may know. He sells BM59 E models.

 

http://garandguy.com/

 

I don't know if he does the receiver mods though.

 

Schuffs did one for me.

 

http://shuffsparkeri...m/bm59-program/

 

SIDE BAR....

 

I'm not sure how I feel about mag fed Garands flooding the market. I liked that it was a commitment to get or build one.

 

 

 

JR


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#6 Frenchkat

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 08:30 PM

I'm familiar with both, I've hadTony do stuff for me in the past.

And yes, he does his mods.
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#7 UK Armourer

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 02:55 PM

Guys, are Sarco's BM59 barrels genuine or new manufacture?

 

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#8 John Ryan

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 04:16 PM

They are all kinds of surplus.

 

http://www.e-sarcoin...bm59-world.aspx

 

 

 

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#9 Frenchkat

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 08:15 PM

According to their add, New Production barrels cut with the simplified front band that pins on.

 

Sound like the Standard Parts barrels. It does look like they have original Type I & II (E Model) barrels for $135.

 

Doesn't appear to me that they are going to have the 19.5" original barrels.


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#10 timshufflin

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 06:28 AM

Tony Giacobbe " The Garand Guy" may know. He sells BM59 E models.

 

http://garandguy.com/

 

I don't know if he does the receiver mods though.

 

Schuffs did one for me.

 

http://shuffsparkeri...m/bm59-program/

 

SIDE BAR....

 

I'm not sure how I feel about mag fed Garands flooding the market. I liked that it was a commitment to get or build one.

 

 

 

JR

 

Tony does not do his mods.  The person who does the mods for Tony actually approached me as well, to both sell me the receiver and do the mods.   This only matters to a very few people though.

 

What I wanted to say is that many of us got these kits, not just the big players.  I even got the kits :)  You can also find them at Standard Parts and The Stock Emporium.  

 

 

http://shuffsparkeri...m/bm59-program/


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#11 Frenchkat

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 07:24 PM

Thanks for the update. I thought Tony did his own, if I'd known earlier, I might have made different choices.

Lots of chatter over on barfcom, lots of misinformation also.
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Posted 25 May 2016 - 10:01 AM

do not know if its against the rules but I have been following this thread on these

 

http://www.ar15.com/...et_.html&page=1


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#13 mikebaker1129

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 07:59 PM

No Johnny,I am just sitting tight with my BM59's . I might have 1 more receiver converted and 1 last build.
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