GUN Garand info

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  1. amill94

    amill94 OT Supporter

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    Probably the wrong gun to be buying at this time, but I always wanted one. Are there any other places to check for a nice M1 other than this Garand Guy in NJ? http://www.garandguy.com/issuegrade.htm I like the fact that these are rebuilt and gone over...for the same price as many at shows that need some work or have bad wood. I'd really like to get an original one...something with history, but anything old that is in good shape is serious cash. Any other recommendations beside Garand Guy? I'm not really interested in doing the CMP government program.

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    ElCidKid New Member

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    CMP is the best place to get a garand hands down.
    you can try gunbroker and the like. are you looking for a collectors grade garand or something to shoot?
     
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    Run a search on scott duff. He has a few garands for sale.

    They may or may not be what you're looking for as most are restored. But a gun is a gun and Id still shoot'em.
     
  5. amill94

    amill94 OT Supporter

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    Looking for something to shoot. Won't shoot it alot....mabye a few times a year. But I definitely want something in really good shape.
     
  6. amill94

    amill94 OT Supporter

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    I'll check him out. Thanks. I guess if I can find something original in nice shape for around $1000 I'd pick it up. If not, I'll get something that has been restored.
     
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    CMP

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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    Also watch gunboards and surplusrifleforums classifieds, they are up all the time.
     
  9. thegooch

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    I'm hoping to get one of the CMP M1 Winchesters
     
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    Paging GarandBobcat
     
  11. amill94

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    I've seen his name before? Does he sell them?
     
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    :rofl:

    fucker wishes he could do that. Nah, he just knows as much as or more about them than anyone else around here.
     
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    :rofl:

    I wish, dude.

    Nah, I just spent a while last year reading up on them, pretty much to the exclusion of everything else. I still remember some of it, even.

    Seriously, your best bet for a good "shooter" Garand is CMP Service Grade, maybe a little higher. That'll come with (probably) decent quality stocks, and a good barrel: Muzzle and throat erosion of less than 3 thousandths, decent finish on metal parts, little if any pitting, generally re-Parkerized before the CMP got them, etc.

    And they're at least $200 cheaper than any other source.

    Other than that, I'd say search the gunshows, see what Warbird, Dean's Gun Restorations, maybe Fulton Armory, etc. have to offer.
    Sometimes you can find a deal at an out-of-the-way place like a pawnshop or similar.
     
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    3 minutes....I was typing.

    and I'm flattered, bro
     
  15. amill94

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    Thanks for the info, I'm gonna check out those sites.
     
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    I think you might be one of like 4 guys on here that even has a garand :mamoru:
     
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    no prob. Any other questions, just ask
     
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    Have you heard anything good or bad about Garand Guy? I can get a garand with new wood, barrel and everything else refinished for $950...basically a brand new rifle. If I go through CMP the wood will be fairly beat for that price, but it would have the history with it.
     
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    Ok, I've narrowed it down. I was going to just buy a Service grade for $595 from CMP, but after hearing mixed reviews on various boards about the wood being in awful shape, which is understandable since they are milsurp; however I want something that I don't have to refinish or do any major work to. I saw the RM1Special on http://www.thecmp.org/m1garand.htm for $995.

    Springfield Armory receiver, new wood, barrel and sling. I'm assuming these are not correct though right?

    Or should I get the Garand Guy's Super Premium M1 for $995?
    http://www.garandguy.com/issuegrade.htm

    What do you guys think? Every time I think I make up my mind I find something else I like better. I'm tired of looking and will pick one of these.

    Thanks
     
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    Why not just buy a correct grade from CMP and call it a day?
     
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    Was looking at that aswell, just wondering if the RM1 deal for $45 more is worth it in your opinions? I'm just worried about getting some beat wood. I know what the details say I should expect but I've seen some really busted Correct grades on forums. Also, what are the specifics behind the serials in the 5.4-5.8 million? Are those post WWII serial ranges?
     
  23. Peak_Oil

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    I would go with one of the better offerings from Garand Guy or the RM1 if I had a couple hundred extra burning a hole in my pocket.
     
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    It's a Garand. There's no such thing as correct or incorrect.

    Yes you can buy a gun in the same form as when it left the factory. Thing is that most got overhauled, received new parts (possibly of different manufactures), etc. So to say what is correct and not is for the people that need a girlfriend.

    If I were you, Id buy a gun that had a new barrel and fucking worked like a champ. Then focus on something that has been restored to factory as is or what not.
     
  25. amill94

    amill94 OT Supporter

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    :bigthumb:

    Thanks for the info. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna get one from Garand Guy for now for two reasons. I want something in really good shape, and I want it quick. I was filling out the CMP paper work and forgot my club membership expired so I have to wait another month to renew, so that tacks 30 days onto the 30-120 day wait for the RM1 through CMP if there is even one left.

    At some point later I think I'll get one of the service grades from cmp and refinish and restore it.
     

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