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looking to buy a M1 garand

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by claybrdr, Apr 19, 2010.

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  1. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine has one that looks brand new. It is not original though since he installed brand new wood and had a new barrel put on it. He wants $1,000 with 300-400 rounds of ammo all in bandoleers and 8 round clips.
     
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    www.odcmp.com

    Buy a service grade or better as your first
     
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    You might try the CMP - looks like they are swamped right now, but the price should be right.

    They also have a new 'tech' site with lots of info (http://www.civilianmarksmanship.com/)
     
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    Your best price will be thru ODCMP as has been suggested, but they are beginning to see the bottom of the pile so to speak. Prepare to pay upwards of 1000 bucks+ for a nice one outside of the CMP process. You can always stumble across a good deal thru a private sale though (maybe, just maybe) - dealers know these things are drying up. If I could only have one rifle it would be an M1 Garand with 3K - 5K rounds of en bloc-ed ammo (black tip, blue tip, silver tip, orange tip mix of course) and some spare parts. Get it today wile you still can.
     
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    CMP is the way to go, if your near Anniston, Alabama or Camp Perry you can see what your getting...Just make sure it's a REAL one!!!! GRUBBY
     
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    If you feel lucky this could be an option.

    My club, Peterborough Sportsman's Club, is holding a raffle for one. $ 10.00 per ticket and only 250 tics will be sold. Drawing date is May 16, 2010. My email info is above. The following is the history, etc. from our source.

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    The Winchester Sportsmen's Club was started in 1949. The actual club was started by a core group of WWII veterans who wanted a place to shoot. They came to an agreement with the ELMM Center in Winchester NH. The ELMM is the Ellen Lambert Murphy Center. This is a community center donated to the people of Winchester NH, by Governor Francis P. Murphy in honor of his mother, Ellen. A portion of the dirt filled foundation was dug out by hand by the veterans and turned into a 4 lane shooting range. It had been in continuous operation from 1949 to 2006. As was the custom of the day, a long term agreement was made, for a modest rental fee of less than $30 year, in perpetuity, but not well documented. The indoor range was used by small-bore rifle shooters as well as pistol shooters. M1 Garands were shot in a local sandpit, at the famous 1000 inch targets. The club enjoyed many years with membership approaching 70. Countless people were trained in NRA hunter safety, and many teenagers learned rifle skills that they would later use in the military, from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Over the years, fear of firearms and local politics made it increasingly difficult to operate the range and satisfy the "management". Finally the club was told to vacate the range in the summer of 2006.
    As part of the legal process of dissolving the corporation, the board of directors of the Winchester Sportsmen's club has voted to donate (1) M1 Garand each to the Peterborough Sportsmen's Club, the Putney Gun Club, and Cheshire County Fish and Game Club. The reason for donation is to run a raffle and raise more money than the actual value of the rifle. The funds are then to be used for range improvement at the various clubs.



    Provenance- In the mid 1950's the Winchester Sportsmen's Club was loaned (4) M1 Garand rifles through the DCM (Director of Civilian Marksmanship). This was the follow on of the original "The National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice (NBPRP)", which was originally started by then President Teddy Roosevelt in 1903. As a direct result of seeing firsthand, the extremely poor riflery exhibited by the American soldier during the Spanish American War, Roosevelt had a long range plan to improve this basic skill. This included training the average American citizen in marksmanship during peacetime by promoting and supporting shooting clubs and competitions. The National Matches currently held at Camp Perry Ohio is a good example. Many surplus rifles were made available to affiliated clubs.
    In the early 1990's a plan to "privatize" the DCM into a civilian run enterprise was put forth. It was an attempt at "downsizing" government. The result is what we know of today as the CMP, the Civilian Marksmanship Program. During the transition, the loaned rifles were offered for sale to all the clubs who had them in their possession. The other option was to turn them back in to the CMP. The Winchester Sportsmen voted, and sent a check to the treasurer of the United States and took ownership of the rifles.
    These particular rifles are from the Springfield Armory, and were originally manufactured in June of '42, Feb '43, Dec '43 and Jan '44. As part of a Government rebuild program, they were Arsenal rebuilt by the Springfield Armory in 1951. On the operating rod side of the barrel, with the op rod back, you will see "S-A x x-1951". xx = month. These rifles were not used at all in the 70's 80's and '90s. One was recently used in the NH State Garand Match, placing in the top 3.

    Written by Neil R. Jeneral, President of the Winchester Sportsmen's Club, 1996-2010, (member since 1980) 3/27/2010


    Doug Whiton, P/W dealer/dist
     
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    A freind of mine has a cmp that is real nice he wants to trade for a o/u 12 ga. If you have someting to trade let me know and give contact info. I will hook you up whit him.
    Thanks Tom
     
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    Check your PM
     
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