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Does anyone know where to get Garand accessories? I can handle the reproductions as long as they are accurate. I would like to get a bayonet (the modified ones from a 1905 bayonet would also work, but I would prefer the regular 10 inch), sling, rifle case, and a ammo belt.
 

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For slings, the best is the Turner or Brownell's. The original color of USGI slings was Russet (Red-Brown) or later Tan.

http://turnersling.com/miva/merchant.mvc

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=1268&title=COMPETITOR+PLUS? RIFLE SLING

For a good replica at a cheaper price, the Pacific Canvas and Leather sling is made in China:
http://pacificcanvasandleather.com/index.html

For an ammo belt, originals are sold on eBay and you can often buy a good one right, or you can buy a top quality replica from Fulton.
http://www.fulton-armory.com/
Most other replicas are cheap knockoffs.

For rifle bags, Pacific & Canvas made a decent replica.
I'm no expert, but I don't recall ever seeing a genuine USGI carry bag for the M1 rifle, only for the M1 Carbine.

For bayonets, prices are getting higher all the time.
A good source is eBay and Fulton for originals.

One accessory you didn't mention but which you really need is a M3-A1 Combination Tool.
This is the combination tool that has a chamber brush on it.
This tool is needed to disassemble and reassemble the rifle and gas system, and to clean the chamber.
Buy one from Fulton or on eBay.
 

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For slings, the best value are the factory seconds from Turner. You won't be sorry you went with the Turner sling.
 

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Thank you all for the info. I do want to get that combo tool, I must have just forgotten about writing it down. I think I'm going to wait until the next gun show to get one though. Just a quick question though, I will definitely look into getting a sling from Turner, but what is the difference from a Turner sling and say one of the Military Leather Shooting Sling made by Hunter? I would like to use the Garand for shooting matches at my range.
 

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The Turner is usually a better quality leather than the Hunter.

For Match shooting, you want a sling made of absolutely top quality leather that won't stretch like a rubber band.
Turner makes their slings from the best quality leather available, and they use original military type hardware and hooks.

Hunter leather is often a lesser, thinner grade, and their hardware is not up to military specs.
 

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I didn't see a butt stock cleaning kit nor a M7 grenade launcher in your list of accessories. Not essential, but certainly nice to have to complete that kit.

ETA: Just noticed I grew up and no longer a junior....whoot !! :)
 
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