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M1 Garands from the CMP

Discussion in 'Military Surplus' started by Perplexed, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. Perplexed

    Perplexed Sharpshooter

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    As promised, here's a quick run-down on the three Springfield Service Grades I got from the CMP on Monday, approximately 120 days after I sent in my order. The pics were taken right after the rifles were removed from their shipping cases - no cleaning or prepping.

    Starting with the first rifle, which has a 242K S/N (May 1941). This rifle has a barrel lacking a date and manufacturer initials, which the CMP forum experts have identified as having been made by SA between late 1946 and early 1947. The CMP measurements were slightly high; with my Stone Ax gauge, I measured the MW and TE numbers right at 2 each, which are pretty good given the barrel's age. The stock has no visible cartouches or stamps. It has a HRA-N trigger housing, an IHC op rod, and a mix of SA parts:

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    This next rifle has a 2.0M serial number (October 1943); this has a 1960s SA barrel, and the MW / TE numbers are 2 and 2.75, respectively, which should make for a good shooter. The internals are a mix of SA parts with a HRA bolt, and the stock has no visible marks. There are the remains of a rack number painted on the top of the butt stock, and a large "Dymo" embossed label with the number 4 on the right-hand side:

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    The third rifle has a 2.1M S/N (November 1943). The barrel is also a 1960s SA issue,and the MW / TE numbers are <1 and 2, respectively, so this promises to be an excellent shooter. The stock is a post-war SA with intact DAS and serif P marks, and the internals are a mix of SA parts with a WRA trigger housing:

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  2. coolhandluke

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    I think that I am in love with #1. :drooling:

    If you end up replacing and selling the SA stock on #3 holler at me.
     
  3. RonBurgundy

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    Jealous! I got my first Garand a few months ago and am really itching to get another now.
     
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    #2 is gorgeous! I'm not sure why, but it's my choice of the three. Always love seeing CMP Garands and you have three that will make for some fun range time!
     
  5. flatwins

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    Wow, Todd. Those are beautiful!


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  6. Shadowrider

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    I like 'em all!
     
  7. Perplexed

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    Thanks, folks. I have plans for the third one... check back later :wink2:
     
  8. Brandi

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    I'd love to even have an ugly one....someday maybe.
     
  9. Lone Wolf '49

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    TA, you got what you asked for if I am not mistaken. At least on those 60's barrels. I have seen very few 46 or 47 barrels.
     
  10. flatwins

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    You know the Garand I have... Well, I'd like a WWII era. PM me if you're interested. ;-)


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