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Winchester M1 Garand VALUE?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by chazbodazz, Dec 31, 2009.

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  1. chazbodazz

    chazbodazz Member

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    Anyone out there know what this gun is worth? The gun is in very good condition considering its age. Thanks for your help. Charlie Gallagher 949-309-0564 cell
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    What grade is it? What year was it made? Was it refinished by the military? Is it a field gun or a match gun? Is it a type 1 type 2 or type 3? Is it a sniper gun? Is it a parts gun? One that was put together by parts laying around the shop. There are so many types of Garands you need to have the gun looked at by an expert.
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    Are all the components 'Winchester'? Winchester components are serialized with the number followed by "WRA". Is the 'TRADE MARK' small or large letters beneath the 'Winchester' marking on the receiver? What is the serial number?
  4. Leo

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    There is a Garand Collectors Association. I had built some comopetitive M-1's and sold parts to several collectors who were more worried about the "correct" part than making a rifle more accurate. I am sure an internet search will find them. Those who really collect Garands understand all the little details. It looks like any fully functional Garand is getting about $500 these days. When I paid $250 to the DCM for one I thought it was way too high, but our dollar was worth more then.
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    I think another thing is that there were a lot of Garands that the receivers were cut and then rewelded. This has a bearing on the value.



    Clyde
  6. Anchorsteam

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    The Winchester production variant is typically worth 'more' than the Springfield, H&R and IH guns - depending on condition, wood authenticity, number of WRA parts, etc. Dont' be daunted by 'cut & welded' receivers - you can generally tell by looking and if you are really curious based on suspicion, have it X-rayed at a machine shop. The M1 Garand is a reliable and very fun gun to shoot and as a bonus the 30.06 is an a$$ kicker downrange. Keep it and buy some clips and mil surplus ammo. You may need it someday.
  7. chazbodazz

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    Marlon, above the SMALL Winchester lettering the gun is stamped US Rifle. I was told it is a sniper model but these days aren't all those EVIL rifles SNIPER rifles. I dont know how to tell. The serial number is 2334529 and the trigger is c46025 wpm. It appears that all parts are Winchester but I cant find serial# on the barrel. The bore is in exceptional shape.The reciever has definitely not been welded. The wood appears original with only a very small chip out of it. Your last statementis so true. Thanks for your help everyone. Charlie Gallagher
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    Charlie - your gun was produced between October & November, 1943. It is a wartime production gun - a full-fledged, fully-functional, National treasure - priceless. Who knows how many Serviceman's hands this warhorse has passed thru or how many rounds were fired thru it in anger. Please keep it and take good care of it. Revere it.

    mar
  9. chazbodazz

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    Thanks, I probably will. Charlie
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    between $400 and $4000
  11. chazbodazz

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    VERY helpfull tinylo. thanks Charlie Gallagher
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    If you pull the slide back into the open position, you should see all the barrel markings. All barrels were dated along with proof marks. These are the ones that appear on my 1956 Springfield. Not many M1's still have the orginal barrel/receiver group, I was lucky enough to have gotton one from CMP.
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    I love Garands but avoid buying one because I reload for a few other 30-06's and these loads if accidently fed through the old warhorse would take her apart like a cheap suit..and could possibly kill the operator(ME!) My hunting loads all tend towards the max end of the scale
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    Calvin...where do you come up with such crap?

    The M1 is one of the strongest actions ever built! The worse that could happen (using the wrong powder) would be a bent operating rod.
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    All M1 Garand barrels were proofed with a 70,000 psi shell followed by 24 rounds for accuracy. I'll hold off on a discussion of bullet weight.
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    Check the op rod and see it has stress cut If not dont play with anything but military ball. Other wise it will handle anything you want to feed it If you get the SS recoil spring. The win is more for show than shooting.
    As for price about $1000
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    The wood will be marked with cartouches that identify the armory of build, and also any subsequent reconditioning.

    IF these are all proper, and the parts are all from the same wartime time period, your Garand is worth about 1200. This is only if the gun has all the same parts as when manufactured. If this is a complete Winchester,more.

    There are a lot of fine points to this Garand business, and I sure don't know them all. Link to GCA above. I did find a lot fo info just using Yahoo search, use subjects like "Garand stock markings" etc.

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    Hey - the M1 Garand was strong enough for the military to use 220gr. armour piercing bullets through it - so I doubt that any hunting loads will bother it. the beav
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    Most all Garands have been arsenal rebuilt several times. Stock cartouches are generally gone. Parts were all mixed up in baskets when reassembled. Collectable Garands are already in the hands of collectors except for DCM guns coming through the pipeline. It is just luck to get a Win Garand that has any Win parts other than the receiver. An all orignial Win would be very rare and valuable.
  20. chazbodazz

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    Thanks for al the comments and info. I forgot how good this site is. Thanks DAVID! Charlie
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