CMP Service Grade and Special Grade


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giggitygiggity
November 3, 2010, 08:11 PM
I am about to buy an M-1. Does anyone have pictures of M-1's from the CMP that they have bought. I am torn between a Service Grade and a Special Grade. What do you recommend? I like the idea of the Special Grade because of the new barrel and stock. However, if I hand-pick, can I find Service Grades that have barrels and stocks that rival those of the Special Grades? Please post any pics that might help show the differences between the two kinds. Thanks.

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FlyinBryan
November 3, 2010, 08:59 PM
if you can hand pic id get the service grade (i did, and hand picked 2)

if not i might go the special.

heres some old pics (couple years ago) sa service grades.
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv162/flyinbryan_photos/Picture013.jpg
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv162/flyinbryan_photos/Picture010.jpg
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv162/flyinbryan_photos/Picture014.jpg
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv162/flyinbryan_photos/Picture012.jpg
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv162/flyinbryan_photos/Picture019.jpg
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv162/flyinbryan_photos/Picture016.jpg

FlyinBryan
November 3, 2010, 09:02 PM
we found 2 service grades at the south store with very good barrels. mw around 1 and t.e. around 2-3.

fantastic shooters.

Orlando
November 3, 2010, 10:01 PM
Special Grades have commercial wood, commercial barrel and possibly other commercial parts.
Personnaly I would go with the Service garde and put a note with the order asking for one with a USGI stock as some ship with commercial wood.
Just my opinion, go with Service grade

Geordie
November 3, 2010, 10:05 PM
I got the servive grade and spent the balance on ammo.

Tim the student
November 3, 2010, 10:11 PM
I don't think you can go wrong with either, especially if you handpick.

If you just want one to have, plink with, and compete for fun, I'd probably go for a Service Grade. It will be a great way to start your collection. An SA SG will likely be my next M1.

Be aware that you may have to do some work on a new stock (which may come on a Service Grade) to make the rifle a bit more precise.

Mags
November 3, 2010, 10:28 PM
Not to derail the thread but what about Field Grade?

Tim the student
November 3, 2010, 10:52 PM
Not to derail the thread but what about Field Grade?

Field Grades can be great. I was able to hand pick one that I am very happy with. It isn't as pretty as the Service and Specials though! If people can go to the store, they are worth a look.

For the price difference between Field and Service, if I had to mail order, I'd go with the Service.

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