My CMP Garand...
... is one year older than my dad! LOL SA low 2-million range which was built in Oct 1943 according to the online references.
"Service grade" with a 2 muzzle and 4+ throat. Love the stock - cartouche markings are all still visible and the stock has a definite "been there" feeling and look to it! Happy days... took them 6 weeks to process.
Nice to see that you got one! I've really enjoyed mine, I know you'll have some fun with that one.
They are wonderful! Too bad you'll have to grind off the bayo lug for Colorado! Heh....Heh
love also got it a few years back I assume and correct me if i am wrong the barrel was replaced in the 50"s
mines a winchester so I have been slowly replacing the major compontents from the springfield parts to winchester
make sure you get some real 8 round enbloc clips there are plenty of fake/flimsy ones around
nice original slings around I do know for sometime the CMP had ammo i don't know if that is still true
enjoy most are tack drivers
That is a beauty... Good luck with it!
Got one from DCM years ago and its been a real blessing. Many thousands of rounds and the only hitch was a firing pin.
The M1 Garand. The gun that made the big difference in WWII.
Hey! Mine too! Bought three spares after that.
Originally Posted by wpage
Also the last U.S. battle rifle shooting man sized cartridges. Starting with the M-14 we went to euro trash
I have wanted one for so long, but I just never seem to put it at the top of the priority list. What kinda money are service grade examples going for now?
$650-ish although right now they are "sold out not accepting new orders". I will probably order myself a few spares for that price point :)
The $999 "special grade" model is what my friend received - new stock, new barrel, etc. so it doesn't have as much "character" as mine does, but it looks brand-spanking-new and has a brand-spanking-new barre. Worth consideration if you simply want a shooter vs. "collectible".
OK is it me or is the leather sling setup overly complicated? Can't figure out what the intention was for such a complicated sling arrangement...