GUN I'm TDY to Alabama, so I stopped by the CMP store.

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  1. JaimeZX

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    That and 2 x 192-pack of ammo for $703.05.

    Unfortunately it's the "field grade" and not "service grade." The website doesn't tell you they only have
    "field grade" for walk-ins as "service grade" rifles are constantly back-ordered.

    It was pretty cool, after signing in they gave me a chamber gauge and a muzzle gauge to check all the rack guns out.

    They had a bunch of Winchesters for $695 but they were all shot-out. I found about 5 different Springfield Armory guns
    with decent chambers & muzzles, but the one I bought was the best. Nice, clean bore, tight chamber & barrel not really shot out.

    The guy actually said with the matching wood & everything it'd be a "service grade," except the receiver had been
    Parkerized at some point which means it's automatically "field grade." :wiggle:

    Folks there were super friendly & helpful. They showed me how to field strip the rifle and remove all the wood.
    Then I reassembled it and field stripped it again to make sure I had it figured out.

    Store is smaller than I expected.

    The wood on my rilfe all matches, but it has some dings and the finish is uneven.
    Next year when I get back from Korea I'll strip the stock, steam out teh dings, and refinish it FTW. :)

    Anyway, here's a crop of the pic for more detail. :)

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    ding!
     
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    Don't refinish it.
     
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    or son of a fucking bitch *removes finger from bolt*
     
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    Why? I didn't buy it for resale value. Bought it as a shooter. Might refinish the metal too. I'd rather have something looking new. 'Course, then I could've just dropped another $115 on a new stock... :dunno:

    Edit:
    :wtc: Holy crap. I was careful before but I'm gonna be *more* careful now! :noes:
     
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    Hell no :rofl:
     
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    "sand" it with 000 or 0000 steel wool and the put on a couple of coats of Boiled Linseed Oil or Tung Oil. The CMP uses a "degreaser" which strips the wood of all the oil etc. If you want a "new" looking rifle buy the CMP stocks, it's fucking sacrilege in my mind to strip and refinish USGI wood
     
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    Well, I have a year to think about what I'm gonna do with it. I understand your feelings on one hand, but then OTOH even if my rifle has seen battle (which would be cool as heck but I'll never know one way or another) all a nice new finish on the wood (of course I'd do an oil finish) is going to do is reduce the collector's value. I see your point though; mebbe I'll research a nice piece of wood for a replacement stock. :dunno:
     
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    What's up with the thumb picture?
     
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    I'm starting to have to fight the urge to get one. I don't want one...but I kind of want one.
     
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    Oh shit :wtc:
     
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    Oh you want one. Every American worth his salt wants a Garand.

    I also want an M-14, AR-10, or FAL. :o
     
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    i second linseed oil
     
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    i sorta want a Springfield M1903 more. what does that mean
     
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    That looks like the same exact pic where the guy got 460xvr thumb.
     
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    You're old-school. :h5:
     
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    well i would call naming a Garand modern a bit of a stretch
     
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    I should hopefully get my service grade SA Garand by July :noes:
     
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    I was looking up my SN online. I determined that it was definately made in June of 1945. Then I figured out that there were an average of 2621 Garands made per day in June of 1945, so I *estimate* that my rifle was made on/about 21 June 1945; the day we won the battle of Okinawa. :cool: :o
     
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    It is.

    //edit : I could be wrong :eek3: It does look exactly like the same injury, just a different angle from what I've seen before.
     
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