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CMP sent me a beautiful rifle!

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by schild, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. A week ago I was complaining about the latest 200 rounds of 30-06 that I got from CMP and that it was pretty crappy looking.

    Well, Thursday the FedEx man brought my latest Garand and it's beautiful. It's a post-war Springfield, service grade, re-barreled 1/55. I don't think the new barrel was shot much or at all, muzzle measures 1, throat 2. Bore is bright and shiny.

    If that's not enough it has a complete new matching stock and hand guards.

    I don't know if it mattered, but I included a small donation in my order for the CMP.:supergrin: I don't think I've seen a prettier $650 Garand!:supergrin:

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    Latest Garand on the bottom, totally refinished Orion7 NM garand on top.

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    Last edited: Jan 26, 2013

  2. LL6

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    Grats! Every time I see one of these posts it reminds me I need to pick one up.
     
  3. E-2-E

    E-2-E Long Trail

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    Congrats, I got one delivered last month, contemplating getting another.
     
  4. RGbiker

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    Congrats. You picked a great battle rifle.

    Now, set up a target 500 yards away and have fun with your Garand.....like I did in the summer of '57.
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  6. Photos for your pleasure.
     
  7. JDSTG58

    JDSTG58

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    Nice. A Garand is on my short list. I hope I'm as lucky!
     
  8. moeman

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    Do they make airsoft/gun $40 quad rails for it? I'd put a ncstar 12-60x scope on it and get some 2000 yd range time w/ extreme shock ammo. For sure get a polymer folding stock and...!!!!!


    ...oh wait the anesthetic is wearing off...coming out of the ether... What was that crap I was writing?

    Reality: That's a beauty. Brings me back to a time when one bought a rifle, shot it and mastered it w/o one friggen mod. Ranging by iron sights is pretty darn effective and 30-06 is as good as it gets. Enjoy. ;)

    The good old days... Again what a fine rifle!
     
  9. Faulkner

    Faulkner Patriot Millennium Member

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    Very nice indeed!!

    I've purchased six M1 rifles from the CMP in the past dozen years and I've never been disappointed.
     
  10. GAFinch

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    Nice! That's definitely on my short list.
     
  11. Thanks.
     
  12. How difficult is it to find ammo? What is the average cost? More or less than .308?