GUN M1 Garande Question

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  1. Want2race

    Want2race Fearless

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    I can buy this one for $475
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    Does it look like its worth it?
    Is there something I should check besides the barrel?
     
  2. reman

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    Whats the date of the gun, and is it a forged receiver?
    Also its spelled Garand
     
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    My mistake!
    Its a 1/1945 gun
     
  4. reman

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    get it!
     
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    looks like a good deal, as long as the bore is decent, I wouldnt expect matching numbers for that price but sounds like it might be a decent shooter.
     
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    What makes those so much? Is the supply almost out or something?
     
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    Yeah availibility pretty much, most WWII rifles were mass produced in the millions, like Mosin's and after the wore just stored away, alot of Garands were given away to other countries after the war, so the supply of ones still in decent shape is pretty small, New in wrapper WWII production Mosin's are fairly common, chances of finding a new unfired Garand are rather slim. Same deal with M1 Carbines most WWII ones start out $5-600 and go up from there depending on condition and who manafactuered it.
     
  8. Accord

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    $495 for that is an absolute bargain, I would definitely buy that.
     
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    I know that. I have been looking at them. But not compared to SKS's or Mosin's
     
  10. Accord

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    It's the greatest battle rifle ever conceived, that coupled with supply and demand and it's no wonder why they're getting more and more expensive.

    Go to a gun show, how many Mosin's and SKS's will you see? They're a dime a dozen.

    Service Grade Garand's used to be $300 a few years ago, they raised the price to $400 and about 1 year ago it was raised to $500, as CMP's stock dries up some more the prices will just keep going up again.
     
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    Is CMP the best place to get one of these?
     
  12. Accord

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    Yes.
     
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    I'm a broke college student but I am going to buy one anyways :o
     
  14. Accord

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    CMP is the cheapest place to buy one, it's not uncommon at all to see Service Grade CMP Garand's at gun shows for 700+
     
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    That's a good deal. Get it.
     
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    Not rly. Its a cool gun but definately not the best battle rifle. Only 8 shots, fairly heavy, and says shoot me when im out of ammo.
     
  17. eWRXshun

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    mustn't be big into patton quotes, eh?
     
  18. striker754

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    Nope. Besides, he wasn't around for any newer technology.
     
  19. eWRXshun

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    sometime older is better.

    the AK-47's 60th anniversary is neigh.

    and the 1911 stayed in service for how long?
     
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    I never said it wasn't a good gun. Its just not the greatest rifle like he claimed. 8 shots and a PLING when you are out is not what I would want.
     
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    You need to put things into perspective, newer technology is absolutely irrelevant.

    It was the greatest battle rifle of all time.
     
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    Yeah, that's a pretty good buy. Just check the T/E and M/E.

    I'm glad I bought all the Garands I did when I did. I would never pay some of the prices most of these people want for them nowadays.
     
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    I doubt many enemies would hear the "pling" in the middle of battle.
     
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    It's kind of like that BS Korean War myth. About GIs carrying around empty enblocs and throwing them down on the frozen ground, then having the enemy charge them thinking the GIs had emptied their guns.
     

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