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CMP Garand

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by colt1911fan, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. colt1911fan

    colt1911fan Well-Known Member

    So i finally broke down and decided to go through the process to get one of the CMP garands. It appeals to me that i dont have to go through an FFL to receive the rifle and it gets shipped right to my door. I called and since I'm a current military member and currently deployed, i dont have to get the paper work notarized i just have to send in a picture of my military ID have my commander sign it and take a picture of his military ID. I'm hoping this is going to be a simple process but trying not to be to optimistic :mad: as it is dealing with a government organization :banghead: basically what im getting at here is what exactly are you supposed to put on the order form under the item/quantity information block because i dont want to get it wrong and have it sent back because mail takes for ever to get here any tips and information would be much appreciated with anybodys experience with the CMP program.
  2. aka108

    aka108 Well-Known Member

    Quantity is 1 or whatever number of these rifles you are ordering. Go to the CMP web site, then to sales and you will see the various arms available by grade and mfg. Use the item number. The in the body of the form indicate "Service grade HRA" or whatever grade and mfg you are ordering. Then put any special wishes you might have in that area of the form to, like "good bore, please" and then a "thank you" Funny but I have ordered 2 rifles at different times and either I've been damn lucky in getting what I asked for or someone actually read that short note on the form. Stay safe, best wishes from old USN ret.
  3. Demos

    Demos Well-Known Member

    For the Item/Quantity info, go to http://odcmp.com/Sales/rifles.htm and look to see which grade and manufacture you would like for your rifle, then put the item # under the "item" column, what ever description it has, ie "M1 Garand, WRA (Winchester) Field Grade" under the "Item Description" column, and then how ever many of them as you would like under the quantity column. Don't forget to pick up a few spam cans of m2 ball while you are at it. It is the cheapest 30.06 you'll be able to find and you don't have to worry about it damaging your op rod, and you can get it packaged in en block clips. It's also shipped in a hard case now.
    The CMP has some of the best customer service I have ever encountered. Sometimes they get a little backed up due to the shear volume of orders, but that is understandable considering the quality of product they are selling at the price they are doing it at. I ordered my first centerfire rifle, a service grade Springfield Armory Garand, from them and everything went perfectly. The rifle was better than the requirements for Service grade, and after cleaning a little bit of Cosmoline off it has been a great shooter (about 3 moa with HXP and 2ish if I can do my part with reloads). I've since gone out to the North store and ordered more through the mail and picked up many spam cans of HXP, while it was still 20 something cents a round, a few bayos, some AP, 2 M44's, one with iron sights and I mounted a scope on the other, and a sling. They claim to have a no return/no warranty implied or expressed but any time I've heard of something not being right, they have made it right. They are a great organization and when I have some more money, I'll be doing business with them again.
  4. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    Don't get stressed out... you're going to love it. The minor hassle of the paperwork is totally worth it the day the cardboard box shows up at your front door. :cool:
  5. Chuck Dye

    Chuck Dye Well-Known Member

    Stock up on ammo, it is unlikely to get cheaper.

    I find my M1 way too much fun to shoot, wish I had bought all the ammo I could then afford.

    Ah, coulda, shoulda, woulda, maybe, mighta.
  6. Mals9

    Mals9 Well-Known Member

    I put a small yellow sticky note on my order form requesting a WWII receiver. I got a '44 SA with a new birch stock and great metal. The average sight elevation for 100 yards is about 8 clicks up from bottom. Mine is only 2. I called the CMP to ask if this is anything to be concerned about. I was told that this would not be a problem but they sent me 2 additional rear sight apertures free just to make it "right" Can't beat that.

  7. P-32

    P-32 Well-Known Member

    CMP M-1's are the best deal out there period. You will be glad you jumped through the hoops on this one. Others have offered good advice so far. By the way, all the BIG guns are in the NAVY!
  8. Orlando

    Orlando Well-Known Member

    No hoops to jump through, just alittle paperwork.
  9. USSR

    USSR Well-Known Member


    Looks like you are one short of a dozen. Better take care of that.;)

  10. Orlando

    Orlando Well-Known Member

    Ha, Actually I have ,thats a old picture. I think I'm up to 15 now and have two more to build one of these days as I collect parts
  11. steven58

    steven58 Well-Known Member

    I found CMP to be a great experience. I asked for GI wood and got a virtually pristine M=0 T=2 rifle wit GI wood.

    A Friend of mine ordered 10 and put a sticky on asking nicely for GI wood. His entire order of 10 rifles arrived with GI wood! the "worst" readings were a M=2 and T=3 but not on the same rifle.
  12. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    Awesome. I asked for GI wood every time but it took 3 tries to get one. but it's a good'n. :cool:
  13. 16in50calNavalRifle

    16in50calNavalRifle Well-Known Member

    Well this is as good a place as any to ask:

    * does "GI wood" mean you're requesting a WWII stock?

    * for throat/muzzle condition, would you ever specify a number, or is that just part of the luck of the draw?

    * any other common or basic requests to make when ordering an M1? I assume it's best to limit yourself to one or two, and of course include a "thank you".

    Thanks in advance for any input from seasoned CMP customers.
  14. Double Vision

    Double Vision Well-Known Member

    Good luck with your purchase.
    You're going to enjoy being a CMP customer and Garand owner.
  15. Orlando

    Orlando Well-Known Member

    USGI wood means WWII or Post War wood.You can ask but chances are you will get commercial wood on a Service Grade.
    No need to ask for a TW, MW range as you will get the range in the grade youy order. The pickers will not go through and regauge rifles
  16. Demos

    Demos Well-Known Member

    I forgot to add one part. If you live in NJ and only NJ, you need to go through an FFL.
  17. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    16in50, FYI the military/GI wood (particularly post WWII ones) can be thicker/larger through the wrist/grip area than the new CMP/Boyd's/Whoever's stocks (though GI forends will likely be less proud around the handguards). Just FYI in case you have smaller hands you might actually find the new stocks more comfortable in that regard.
  18. 16in50calNavalRifle

    16in50calNavalRifle Well-Known Member

    Orlando and 1KPerDay, thanks for your replies.
  19. colt1911fan

    colt1911fan Well-Known Member

    awesome posts thanks for the input do any of you guys have an item number for the M2 ball AMMO
  20. Orlando

    Orlando Well-Known Member

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