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My M1 Garand from CMP finally arrived

Discussion in 'Military Surplus' started by RonBurgundy, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. leemozoid

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    My HRA was a 99% 5.62 HRA. Except for an SA oprod and bolt it would have been a collector grade. it's one sweet shooter. It's a cosmolene nightmare though. I should have let it do more sweating in the sun this past summer.
     
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    Dang now that they have Springfields again I might have to order another one.
     
  3. 1mathom1

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    Finally got the chance to clean it up and really look it over. Fire control group is HRA but everything else is SA. Only had time to put 8 rounds through it. Soft, easy shooter. No adjustment to the sights and hitting a fence post at 77 yards was a piece of cake. Just need to lay a tarp out for the empties to land on. This is going to be fun.
     
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    I just received one on Friday that is all HRA, but has a SA FCG! Mine also came with a stock that appears to have once been on a 7.62 Navy M1 from the Crane Naval Depot.
     
  5. Perplexed

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    Were you the one who recently posted pics on the CMP forum of a stock with a number written in the barrel channel?
     
  6. 1mathom1

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    Funny. I am still learning about these things but it appears my stock has nothing different about it. Basic SA.
     
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    Any cartouches? I received 2 on Friday and both had interesting stocks. The second was a birch Letterkenny (LEAD), but the rest of the rifle was NOT a LEAD rebuild.
     
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    How do you know it's not a LEAD rebuild? The early ones often were not marked on the receiver leg, as the SOP calling for that didn't go into effect till the early 1960s. I had one for a while.
     
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    Good question. I was under the assumption that ALL LEADS were marked on the receiver legs. How would I tell? The barrel is dated 3-52. I do like the lead dipped heels on this 1.0 mil. receiver though!

    Edit: I did some more research and it looks like it is a LEAD rebuild. It has the correct parkerizing that is supposedly correct for a LEAD. The barrel is great with a muzzle reading of 0 and a throat reading of 2.
     
  10. AKguy1985

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    You guys got me wanting another garand.
     

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