Dug down another layer in my gun safe and found two Danish Garand kits with Beech wood and mint VAR barrels. Bought them a long time ago along with M84 scopes and chinese mounts and barrel sleeve mounts. All the kit parts are italian other than the barrels and wood. All parking and parts in mint condition. These were only a vague memory and could have been stored in my barn somewhere so this was a great present.
My original intent many years ago was to have Tony Pucci use these parts to assemble onto one of the USGI receivers that I have and thus have two repro M1Ds that would be tack drivers (as M1ds go) to give to my two brothers. All that would be needed would be the "smithing" and two repro rear upper handguards which I assume can be had. Tony quit doing the Garand assembly work due to insurance costs and then I took a big hit and have been mostly in VA hospitals since so I'm out of touch on current status.
As I understand it, the Danish FTK receivers are almost impossible to find or I'd get two and have two Danish Garands assembled and forget the M1Ds.
Any suggestions on what one of you would do with these kits? I don't need specialized match quality Garands, just excellent shooters that could chow down on Greek HXP ammo (my favorite).
This is just like Christmas as I dig through the safe.