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M1 Garand Supply?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by The_Next_Generation, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. P5 Guy

    P5 Guy Active Member

    Please remember that there were only a few thousand over six million made. Of all four manufacturers those made in Springfield are the most numerous followed by Winchester for WWII, Harrington and Richardson and International Harvester are mostly all from after the Korean Conflict. All production stopped when the M14 became the Service Rifle for the Armed Forces around 1958.
    How many were destroyed, loaned or sold? Get one if you want before they are all gone. The Clinton Administration was stopped from destroying M1s and there is no telling if the Obama Administration will decide to start up Captain Crunch again.
  2. cyclopsshooter

    cyclopsshooter New Member

    Waited for years and jumped in heavy a month ago- ordered 6 service and 6 field grade.
  3. Fishbed77

    Fishbed77 Active Member

    I don't really believe in luck, but I did include a post-it requesting a WW2 serial and a walnut stock (along with a small donation to the CMP to grease the wheels :) ). It never hurts to ask! She shoots great, of course!

    I ordered it back in May of 2012 and it arrived in just under a month.

    Springfield Armory Service Grades are not currently available via mail order. No telling if they will be available again, but the H&R rifles are fantastic as well.
  4. bigdogpete

    bigdogpete New Member

    She looks more like a special. You did good. My SG's look good but not quite this good.
  5. WOW,cyclopsshooter! 12 Garands?! :what:

    Just how many lawns do you have to kick people off of? :evil:
  6. KingMedicine

    KingMedicine Member

    M1 garand. Nuff said.
  7. bigdogpete

    bigdogpete New Member

  8. cfullgraf

    cfullgraf Active Member

    If you go to the South Store, Leon is great for help. Any of the armorers are helpful in helping you inspect the innards of the Garand you choose.

    be careful, Garands are like Lays potato chips. i have never left the South Store with just one rifle.:)

    Going to the store is an interesting and fun experience. Go with most of our paper work filled out except for the actual order form. The same paper work will be required as if you were to mail order the rifle. I believe they can notarize the necessary forms there if you can't do that in advance.

    Turn in the paper work when you get there and the nice ladies will be working on that stuff while you are shopping. It will make the final process go quicker.

    If you can wait a few days, you can avoid the Alabama sales tax by having the rifle shipped. The shipping is less than the tax. if you buy ammunition, the sales tax is less than the shipping. so, play that game.

    Good luck and have an enjoyable day at the South Store.
  9. RCArms.com

    RCArms.com New Member

    12 Garands is just the start of a good collection.

    I've been slimming my collection of M1 Rifles down over the past couple years to a more manageable level.
  10. Maybe I shouldn't get one...I don't want to have to pay for rehab for my addiction.

    RCArms, just how many (roughly, if you don't mind me asking) do you have in your stash?
  11. monotonous_iterancy

    monotonous_iterancy New Member

    If one were to order one, would it be better to request a Walnut stock, or would birch or beech be fine?
  12. cyclopsshooter

    cyclopsshooter New Member

    Exactly. I'm gonna cherry pick a couple for myself and use the rest as trading stock- there are lots of good folks who want these rifles.
  13. shafter

    shafter Member

    My order just hit the estore today, hoping for tomorrow or Wednesday delivery. Got a couple of FGs coming. Can't wait!!
  14. bigdogpete

    bigdogpete New Member

    You can request GI wood but most SG's come with new birch. I have not heard of many new walnut stocks on SG's like Fishbed received. Specials, yes, but not SG's. I have only had one request for GI wood filled. I just depend on what they have at the time. I am sure many will try to get good GI wood.

    Going to the South Store isn't much of an option for many of us. So, we have to go the online route. If you live close to one of the stores. That is obviously the best choice.
  15. NeuseRvrRat

    NeuseRvrRat New Member

    if i'd known they had started putting the orange birch stocks on the service grades, then i would've spent the extra money for a special.
  16. Fishbed77

    Fishbed77 Active Member

    Apparently, it was fairly common for SG rifles to come with new CMP walnut over the summer of 2012. There were quite a few posted at the CMP forums. Not sure about now, though.
  17. bigdogpete

    bigdogpete New Member

    I would be willing to swap you a beautiful orange birch stock for that ugly walnut thing you got.
  18. bigdogpete

    bigdogpete New Member

  19. NeuseRvrRat

    NeuseRvrRat New Member

    That's a little better
  20. Fishbed77

    Fishbed77 Active Member

    Naw. I wouldn't want to feel like I'm taking advantage of you. :cool:

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