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  1. Garandimal

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    Now if there were only a new supply of carbines - I'd be haunting the CMP site again... I've got nothing but good things to say about the CMP...
     
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    All of my M1s came from the CMP ... and my M1Carbines, along with some others. :)

    They are a fine group of folks with which to deal.
     
  4. P5 Guy

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    Two CMP M1s and one CMP M1903A3
     
  5. GBExpat

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    I have rarely done "glam" shots (or any) of my firearms (although I love looking at such efforts of others ... like the ones shared above :)) but a quick look thru my Fotki albums resulted in a minor find.

    During a reorg years (10-12?) ago, I detail-reprocessed all of my M1s prior to deciding which ones to place in storage and which to keep out.

    Here is a quick pic that I snapped during that effort which shows almost half of my CMP M1s arranged on a couple of HF sawhorses:

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  6. Armored farmer

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    I may look into a cmp rifle. My dad had an M1 but gave it to my nephew. (Fellow marine)
     
  7. Sistema1927

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    I bought my late model 5.9 million SN Springfield Garand from CMP some 20 years ago. Since then I have installed a Holbrook Device, put on new Boyds wood, and an adjustable gas plug. Seeing as how this rifle never saw WW2 or Korea combat I don't feel bad about doing these modernization modifications.

    Another benefit is that this is a birth year rifle for me, 1956.
     
  8. theotherwaldo

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    I had been getting ready to buy a CMP Garand when I noticed that someone here on The High Road wanted to sell one. I decided that I would prefer to buy a known quantity from a person than to buy a pot-luck refurb from an institution... for about the same money.

    I feel that I have made the right choice.
     
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  9. Corpral_Agarn

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    Got my 308 Garand from the CMP.

    Love it.
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  10. JR24

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    I do really want one but it's not in the cards at the moment.

    I just have to find solace in my M1A
     
  11. wojownik

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    In retrospect, I'm regretting not taking a chance on the CMP 1911 lottery - some of the ones coming out of this latest batch look amazing.

    But CMP has treated me very well over the past 20 years:

    2 M1 Garands (both Springfield, one dates to Dec. 1944, the other is Sept 1943)
    2 M1 Carbines (IBM and Standard Products)
    1 1903A3 Springfield
     
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  12. spazzy

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    I have always wanted one, financially not in the cards currently but maybe someday.
     
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    Got to hold one in a LGS some 15 years ago. Fell in love, but couldn't afford it. Knew about the CMP, but all of the paperwork seemed daunting (in retrospect, I can only look in the mirror like o_O). Beginning of this year, "accidently" filled out the last form for qualification (joined the VCDL). Said I was going to get one, didn't know about stickies, just hoped for a good one. Got ~43 Springfield wood, with honest wear and history, with 54 Springfield metal, gauged 2 on both TE and ME. Feels and shoots like a dream, my boys love it, too.
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  14. Bitrclngr

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    I wish they would get a large batch of carbines and sell them reasonably. I bought one of the Turkish return M1 Garands a couple years ago. Rifle was filthy but cleaned up nicely.
     
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  15. 22250Rem

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    Thanks for posting that interesting & informative video. Things have changed some since Oct. 1996 when my M-1 arrived at my house, ( they didn't have to go to an FFL in those days). I had ordered it in June 1995 from the DCM ( Dept. Of Civilian Marksmanship) before they became known as the CMP. Made the check out to the DCM, then later that year got a letter saying they had already sold their allotted quota for 1995 but I would be put on the 1996 list. By the time I got it in Oct. 1996 they had become the CMP. They are still sold at a decent price but I'm glad I got mine when I did versus waiting a few years.
     
  16. mustanger98

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    I see mention of Garands in .308/7.62... not news, but it'd be nice to have one.
     
  17. total recoil

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    My low grade CMP M1 turned out to be very acceptable. I would like to get a higher grade rifle. Is the CMP ever going to run out of rifles? Maybe I oughta' order another one now before they are all gone. After all Gunny sez: "It's only money."
    These may tend to be like other surplus guns and "sell out" after a while. I just about have another $900 burning a hole in my range bag.
     
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    They absolutely will run out. I postponed buying a carbine, balking at the price, and thinking "there's millions of those guns out there." Now they're all gone and the price starts at $1200. (And to think, the US produced more carbines during the war than any other gun, and the carbine supply was the first to run dry.)
     
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    I have bought 5 M1 Garands from CMP, 2 Correct Grade (since sold since my kids didn't want them), 1 SA and 1 HRA "Special Grade" (New Collector Grade Rifles in new CMP walnut stocks with new stock metal that CMP was selling in 2009-2010) that are basically safe queens, and 1 refurb SA that I built at the CMP Advanced Maintenance Class in 2015 with as many mid-WWII era refurb parts (1943 SA receiver ser. no. 2,222,xxx uncut op rod, type 2 Lock-Bar sights, round top gas lock, SA trigger group) as I could find in the parts bin. This last has become my primary M1 shooter, and with the trigger job we were taught how to do that brings the second stage to 4.75# with no creep and the new Criterion barrel, it shoots to 2-1/2 to 3 MOA with Greek HXP, slightly better with Hornady Match M1 loads. I had put 2,000 rounds each through the Corrects before I sold them; I have only 54 rounds through my AMC rifle, one clip at CMP for function testing, and one bandolier of HXP. I'm going to take this rifle and one of my "Specials" to Camp Perry for my 75th b'day. I'll also take the M1A SuperMatch that I bought at the SAI factory in 1978 (ser. no. 013,xxx) for the SAI M1A match that's held at the same time of the Nationals. I don't care where I place...it'll be a fun bucket list thing.

    M1s are as much fun as you can have shooting. My Dad and his older brother carried them up beaches in WWII; mine remind me what they did at every range day that I use one.
     
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  21. Flatbush Harry

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    Originally, CMP expected to exhaust their supply of M1s in mid-2017. With 86,000 coming to them through the Army from the Phillipines, they have a new lease on life but these will run out too. Buy now or cry later. Oh, and the current CMP "Specials", different than the ones I mentioned above, are fine shooters in your choice of .30-06 Sprg or .308 Win.
     
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  22. Flatbush Harry

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    This is a great post by Garandimal. What Gus Fisher doesn't know about M1s and M14s just isn't that important. There is a whole section of the M14 Forum site with his posts and thoughts...if you want to learn, he's one of the masters from whom to learn.
     
  23. Corpral_Agarn

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    These days I think it is the way to go, personally.
     
  24. Garandimal

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    Given an M1 Garand production cost of $85/pop in 1942?​

    Present value of that sum is $1,335.45

    At the current $750 for a near new Service Grade?
    (This one was even less a while back)

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    Not too bad at all.




    GR
     
  25. total recoil

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    Yeah, I bought one of those back in the 70's for $165. Then I made the mistake of selling it as the profit was excellent. MISTAKE.
    Now you guys have talked me into ordering another one from CMP. Service Grade this time. I read that "repeat customers" don't have to supply all the paper work that was needed on the first order as long as my address is the same. Order goes out tomorrow. I do believe that they will sell out of all the M1's some day soon and like all service rifles they become a better investment than my cash in the bank. The bank pays me no interest on my cash so why leave it there?
    I quote "the Gunny" .................. IT'S ONLY MONEY
     
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