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M1 Garand

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by emb120, Oct 11, 2008.

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  1. emb120

    emb120 TS Member

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    Does anyone know who rebuilds and sells M1 garand's? There are a few companies out thereband also Springfield now has one available. I do not know who does the best work and offers the best product. I'm new to Garand's and looking for some helpful advice? Thanks, Jason
     
  2. maclellan1911

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    http://www.fulton-armory.com/tea/ When looking into buying a garand. I found some good reading on this post. Also check the CMP web site.
     
  3. maclellan1911

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    What are you wanting to do? Rebuild? Buy? Restore? As long as you're not rebarreling the Garand is a very easy rifle to work on. There are a number of books available so you might want to start there. Learn everything you can about the rifle, it makes owning/collecting a lot more interesting and fun.

    Steve
     
  6. ricks1

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    there is always several on Gun Broker most sell for around the $700 range ricks
     
  7. AJ100

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    All you have to do is get on the CMP website. That is where you will find the BEST deals on any grade you want. From Rack, Field , Service, Correct, to the collector grades. If you wnat to spend a few thousand, click on their auction page.

    This is what you get for

    Springfield Service grade.....$595.00 plus tax(I picked it out at their North Store so you pay tax).............$633.68

    CMP walnut stock set..............$127.95

    Join the Garand Collectors Assoc. $25.00

    Total.............................$786.63







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  8. cubancigar2000

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    That's the gun I qualified with in USMC boot camp, shot a possible from the 500 and a score of 237 for experts badge, then used it on Marine Corp rifle team for a year before deployment. Great shooters
     
  9. AJ100

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    All you have to do is get on the CMP website. That is where you will find the BEST deals on any grade you want. From Rack, Field , Service, Correct, to the collector grades. If you wnat to spend a few thousand, click on their auction page.

    This is what you get for

    Springfield Service grade.....$595.00 plus tax(I picked it out at their North Store so you pay tax).............$633.68

    CMP walnut stock set..............$127.95

    Join the Garand Collectors Assoc. $25.00

    Total.............................$786.63







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  10. cubancigar2000

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    That's the gun I qualified with in USMC boot camp, shot a possible from the 500 and a score of 237 for experts badge, then used it on Marine Corp rifle team for a year before deployment. Great shooters
     
  11. omgb

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    I had the Fulton Amory rebuild a very tired M1 for me four years ago. I had acquired the base gun in a trade....I got my shorts stolen in that deal. This was a very tired M1, the trigger group would fall out while fireing, shots "patterened" at 100 yrds...something like minute of dumpster accuracy and lots of shots keyholed. So, not wanting it to be a total loss, I sent it off to FA for a rebuild. New match-grade barrel, new match grade trigger group, new operating rod and spring, new laminated stock, re-parkerized, new gas cylendar, new sight adjusting knobs, new laminated upper wood/hand guard, accuracy bedded. Total with shipping was $1,600 and change. What I got back was a tack-driving match grade M1. It is a beauty to shoot and to behold. Was it worth the money? No way. For what I lost in the trade I could have bought that gun new from FA and had enough for a good pistol. But, the work was super. If you were going to buy an arsenal built gun, one of these would be the choice. They come in several grades from service to match with prices set accordingly.
     
  12. oz

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    If you want a brand new one springfield armory. oz
     
  13. AJ100

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    I think you had better do a little research on the CMP forum site BEFORE you even consider a new one from Springfield.

    AJ100
     
  14. JerryP

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    Don't buy a new one from Springfield.

    The M1's from Fulton Armory are as close to new USGI as one can get. Actually, much better than from the orginal arsenals. When buying off the street a guy needs to know what he is looking at as omgb has related.
     
  15. AJ100

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    Fulton Armory
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    Service Rifle
    $1699.95

    BIG difference between $1700.00 and $595.00

    AJ100
     
  16. Sky Buster

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    Tank's Gun Shop, 402.727.1317 specializes in Garands and M1-A. I believe
    is is a former A.M.U. armorer.
     
  17. jbmi

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    go here, excellent service on Garands.
    http://www.dgrguns.com/
    I bought my Select Grade from CMP about 8 years ago. Had to wait almost two years before they found one.
    It was completely rebuilt and rebarreled in 65 then put on the shelf, stock set was brand new.
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    I bought one from the DCM in the 80's. It came in with the usual marks and dings on the stock. All the cartouches were the way they should be. What made this M1 a keeper for me was the SN 384xxxx and the bbl date 6/45. Amazing as this sounds this is my birth month and year. Both the SN and the bbl date are '45, probably original to each other. All the millions of M1’s made I got lucky.

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  19. grunt

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    How can I find out if my Garand is original? Got one years ago from the NRA was shipped from a arsenal down south. Has a Winchester receiver. In nice condition. It may be rebuilt thats what Id like to find out...
     
  20. JerryP

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    grunt, post the serial number and I can tell you when the receiver was made. It's unlikely to have the original barrel.
     
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