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My next MilSurp?

Discussion in 'Military Surplus Forum' started by GlocknSpiehl, May 29, 2010.

  1. GlocknSpiehl

    GlocknSpiehl NRA Life Member Silver Member

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    I own a Japanese Arasaka rifle (which I do not shoot) and a US M1 Carbine and would like to get something else

    I am between a German WWII Mauser 8mm rifle and a US M1 Garand from the CMP. How hard is it to find the clips to load the M1?

    Your comments and opinions, please.
     
  2. thisaway

    thisaway Moderator

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    Sometimes you can find surplus ammo (online or at a show) that is already on Garand clips. The ammo for a Garand is usually more expensive than 8mm surplus, but the Garand is a gen-u-wine piece of US history. I have six of them.

    Of course, I also have four 8mm Mausers, too. :embarassed:
     


  3. GlocknSpiehl

    GlocknSpiehl NRA Life Member Silver Member

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    Now I have a plan: a friend and I are going to make a roadtrip to the CMP store in AL and powershop! I really want to get a Garand to match my M1 Carbine.
     
  4. Ringo S.

    Ringo S.

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    Don't forget about russian Mosin rifles. Cheap and lot of history.
     
  5. glocker26

    glocker26 NRA-GOA member

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    just buy ammunition from them, they carry HXP (Pyrkal) 192 rds in enbloc clips and bandoleers for $96 try get some that made before 1972 the enbloc clips in the old ammo better. For more info go to CMP forum
     
  6. Teddybear

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    Now that IS a plan