HELP! - CMP Purchase question


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offthepaper
June 23, 2006, 11:38 PM
I want to buy a Garrand from the CMP while they're still available. They are very up front informing you that the condition of the rifles in any grade are shipped out on the "luck of the draw". I have seen varying conditions of the Garrands in Service grade and Field grade (which are the grades I would be choosing from) ranging from kinda beat up to very nice, and impressive. I understand you can actually go to the store and hand pick from whats available. :cool: My question is, has anyone out there gone to the store and picked their own? What was the experience like? How were you recieved, was the staff helpful or otherwise? Also, asides from the proper documents, is there anything I should take with me, or anything I should look for other than obvious heavy wear. Would the staff there be able / willing to help me pick the best from the ones to choose from.
Obviously I'm not up on the inner workings yet of a FA. But I do want to own a piece of American history, and would like it to be a decent shooter. Something I would treasure till death do us part. There seems as if nothing would better fit the bill for this than a CMP Garrand.

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bg
June 23, 2006, 11:52 PM
If I may, you might find this forum one of the best when it comes
to the mighty Garand. A LOT of people there have the exact
answers you seek. With respect to THR >
http://www.jouster.com/cgi-bin/garand/garand.pl

Gator
June 23, 2006, 11:53 PM
A few threads from where the CMP nuts all hang out:

http://www.jouster.com/cgi-bin/garand/garand.pl?read=107873

http://www.jouster.com/cgi-bin/garand/garand.pl?read=107961

http://www.jouster.com/cgi-bin/garand/garand.pl?read=107874

http://www.jouster.com/cgi-bin/garand/garand.pl?read=107807

http://www.jouster.com/cgi-bin/garand/garand.pl?read=108767

Browse and you will find much more!

And of course check here: http://www.odcmp.org/new_forum/

The staff are always helpful. I would take a set of muzzle and throat gages, if you have them. If you don't you can ask one of the staff to check for you.

The CMP stores are M1 Heaven! You should go.

hksw
June 24, 2006, 07:24 PM
My question is, has anyone out there gone to the store and picked their own? What was the experience like?

That's the reason why I went up to the North store last weekend. I wanted to pick out the Kimber 82 I wanted to buy. Picked out a very good one too. The scratch on mine is very light and only ~4" long starting near the butt. If you are not on file, be sure to bring your proof of marksmenship training, citizenship, and membership to a CMP affiliated club.

BigRobT
June 25, 2006, 07:39 PM
If you are not on file, be sure to bring your proof of marksmenship training, citizenship, and membership to a CMP affiliated club.
Unless you are a veteran. Then a dd214 or an ID card will suffice.

Gator
June 25, 2006, 10:42 PM
Unless you are a veteran. Then a dd214 or an ID card will suffice.

A DD214 or current military ID card will suffice for the proof of marksmanship related activity, but you still need proof of citizenship, age, and membership in a CMP affiliated club.

Take it all with you and have fun picking out a great rifle!

http://www.odcmp.com/Services/Rifles/eligibility_requirements.htm

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