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    86,000 Garands Headed to CMP

    Quote Originally Posted by benellinut View Post
    That's a fine looking stock, was it listed as coming with an unfinished stock? Are you sure it's not BLO (boiled linseed oil)? That's what they use/d on those rifles.

    I'd highly suggest getting a Schuster plug, I put one in each of my Garand's. http://www.schustermfg.com/ That way you can shoot any 30-06 and not hurt the op-rod or crack the heel of the receiver if a load has a higher pressure curve then M2 ball. Too high of a curve can bend an op-rod, the bolt slams against the heel of the receiver at the end of it's cycle, cracked heals are not real common but for $35 it's good insurance, it would be a heart break to ruin one. You can also get the Schuster plugs at Midway or Brownells, I use the adjustable plug's.
    Not sure it was listed as a refurbished Garand with a new stock. It looks and feels unfinished, but then again I am not experiencing with new boiled linseed stocks. Most I have seen have a a pretty heavy coat of wax or varnish. Perhaps I'll just lightly wax the stock with Renaissance Wax.

    Do those plugs allow for steady use of commercial 30-06 ammo? For $30 that seems like a pretty good modification.

    EDIT: After a little research it would seem that the stock does have a linseed oil finish.


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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeywolf View Post
    Would love to get another Garand in military dress and a M1A.

    2ndAmendmentNut, by those pics, it looks to me like you won the Garand lottery. Really nice. I'm Ga-reen with envy.
    Thank you! Keep in mind that group was shot with a old Pre 64 model 70. We will have to see how this Garand does at the next outing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndAmendmentNut View Post
    Not sure it was listed as a refurbished Garand with a new stock. It looks and feels unfinished, but then again I am not experiencing with new boiled linseed stocks. Most I have seen have a a pretty heavy coat of wax or varnish. Perhaps I'll just lightly wax the stock with Renaissance Wax.

    Do those plugs allow for steady use of commercial 30-06 ammo? For $30 that seems like a pretty good modification.

    EDIT: After a little research it would seem that the stock does have a linseed oil finish.


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    It was hard to tell from the pics if the stock was treated with BLO, I had never seen the CMP sell rifles with unfinished stocks but I haven't been following as closely the last couple of years so I wasn't sure, they are very good at telling you just what your getting.

    Yes the Schuster plug is perfect for steady diet of commercial ammo, once properly adjusted for the ammo you'll use. Any Garand I got I put a new recoil spring and Schuster plug in it and check the rest of the springs. I figure many of these rifles are 60+ years old and have seen a lot of use, why not give them every advantage to last another 60, the cost isn't that much.

    Enjoy the hell out of that rifle sir, you got a nice one!
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    Mine seems to shoot about 4MOA. Pretty windy at the range so not sure yet. 9 clicks up is right on for 200 yards, need a calm day to correct the front sight for windage. What a sweet shooting rifle! 10lbs of rifle and the gas system really make the 30-06 a pleasure to shoot.

    Anyone know of a good reproduction bayonet for the M1? Seems like I should own a bayonet, but an original seems a bit pricey for a refurbished Garand.


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    I have one of these, it was a gift that came from this place. Good representation, note it's painted, not parkerized but for the price it's a good deal.
    https://www.keepshooting.com/m1-garand-bayonet.html
    They also have the long bayo
    https://www.keepshooting.com/m1-gara...g-bayonet.html

    The CMP has some USGI M5A1 bayo's,
    http://estore.thecmp.org/Catalog/Item/PB002
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    Why do we think they will be sold and not auctioned?...86,000 is a lot ..but that might be the end..also why would they release them all at once...just thinking out loud..

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    They don't have enough people to put up 86,000 for auction. That would take forever. Usually they just auction off the nicer/ rarer finds. Just going on precedent really.


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    They won't be released all at once. They will go through them and release them along the way. It's going to take awhile for them all to be sold.

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    Only a select few will be auctioned, if there are even any worthy of auction. Who knows if there are going to be any real gems among those.

    Hopefully there will be a few that make good candidates for Select.

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    Well maybe I,m cheap but I don't see that as a great deal. M1 Garand is a rifle I have always wanted. But when they went over $800 I said count me out.
    As I said that is one rifle I have always wanted, but not one I can not live with out.

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    When a run of the mill Mosin is passing $200 and a Russian capture K98 is $500, a Garand for a around a grand is fair market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fly View Post
    Well maybe I,m cheap but I don't see that as a great deal. M1 Garand is a rifle I have always wanted. But when they went over $800 I said count me out.
    As I said that is one rifle I have always wanted, but not one I can not live with out.

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    May seem like a lot, but look at the history of the prices of the Garand's and M1 Carbines, they have always gone up in value and will continue to do so. The price will climb quicker when the day comes there are no more to be had through the CMP at below market value, once that happens the value will jump even more in just a matter of months, exactly what happen when the Carbine's sold out. You'll always be able to get your money back, hang on to it for just a couple years and you'll make money, the longer you keep it the more it will be worth. If you can't get yourself to spend $800, you'll probably never own one. Of course if your lucky once in a blue moon there is always someone who doesn't know what they have will sell cheap.
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    I think it would be pretty neat if they get to sell them for a nice price, but I would expect them to be selling these in the $1,200 dollar range when they do start trickling them out. Many years ago I bought one but it cost me like $400 at the time and it was a run of the mill used rifle. it did work pretty good though, albeit it wasn't a target shooting accurate gun.
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    I really hope they're not that expensive. Would be disappointing, but there probably wouldn't be many people buying more than one if they were that price.

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    when I can go to the local gun show and pay 1000 for a m1 carbine that is literally rusted out, not even safe to fire, and not usable even if rebarreled and given a new bolt,,, for about 1200. Or pay 950 for an unknown vintage 1903 springfield that's basically in as bad of shape...

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    Pigs sure don't like the CMP Garand.

    About 80-90yards free hand.


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    Thanx for that pic 2ndAmendmentNut, now where will the BBQ be? I have some apple and hickory wood and some wonderful rub that would turn that that pig into some great eating.
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    While casting bullets yesterday I was listening to a radio program called GUN TALK by Tom Gresham, and they interviewed Mark from the CMP. He mentioned that they would be receiving 12,000 M-1's from Turkey, probably before they recieve any from the Philippine's . Anyone else have any info about this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gewehr-Guy View Post
    While casting bullets yesterday I was listening to a radio program called GUN TALK by Tom Gresham, and they interviewed Mark from the CMP. He mentioned that they would be receiving 12,000 M-1's from Turkey, probably before they recieve any from the Philippine's . Anyone else have any info about this?
    Anyone know what happened to all those 1911s the CMP was trying to get?


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    Yes. Still waiting to import them. It's going to be a while


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