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So, I opend an old box

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by five.five-six, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. five.five-six

    five.five-six Well-Known Member

  2. Ignition Override

    Ignition Override Well-Known Member

    The shots of that beautiful M-1 only brought a smile to my face.:)
    Not envy, as I already have a Garand, but the photos increase the desire to acquire a second (only from the CMP), after they catch up on their work this spring.

    Orkan's funny raccoon photo was also entertaining.
  3. nathan

    nathan Well-Known Member

    Werent many of these in Korean arsenal supplied to them during the 50s , 60s and 70s?
  4. Devonai

    Devonai Well-Known Member

    Color me jealous. I have an M1D with an aftermarket barrel and a SA receiver about 200,000 after that one, plus a reproduction M84 scope, but I only have $1300 into my setup and I can shoot it as much as I want.

  5. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    Pretty amazing find .
  6. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

    A great find.

    I admit when I first saw the top half of the initial pic I thought it was a Smithfield ham. They often come in white bags.
  7. berettaprofessor

    berettaprofessor Well-Known Member

    What beautiful wood!
  8. AirForceShooter

    AirForceShooter Well-Known Member

    Forget about any book value or Gunbroker comparison.
    That set up is unique.

    Personally my asking price wouldn't start any lower than $5,000 and maybe I'd ask more.

    Unfired. Complete documentation. It's all there as if it was an orginal arms room issue.

    Call one or 2 of the top end auction houses.

  9. Reloadron

    Reloadron Well-Known Member

    Looks like the rifle my brother-in-law got maybe 15 years ago from the DCM program. You tossed your name in a raffle type deal and if you were picked you could buy one complete just like the one pictured. After seeing what Mike got I tried but never got my name picked. :(

    Really nice! Enjoy it!

  10. Slamfire

    Slamfire Well-Known Member

    Either late 80's or early 90's the CMP had lotteries on M1D's. It is my recollection that everything sold in the lotteries, like the box, and the sealed components, look like yours.

    I highly recommend never firing the thing .The paperwork adds considerable value because M1D's are not difficult to make. Barrels, scopes have been available for decades, the paperwork shows it is a real GI issue rifle. Without paperwork, who knows.

    My gun club president has built several faux M1D's from parts he accumulated over the years. Has built up a number of faux rifles, including this Marine Sniper. The parts are all real, but the rifle was not assembled till this millennium.



    This was also won in a CMP lottery:



    The owners of these say they will be available once they are pried from their Cold Dead Hands. It will be a great estate sale. :D
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2013
  11. Starship1st

    Starship1st Well-Known Member

    It is a thing of beauty!:cool:
  12. grovey

    grovey Member

    Nice stuff, i'd like to rent the 22 trainer for acouple months.... 100 bucks a month. haha
  13. five.five-six

    five.five-six Well-Known Member

    If you'd like to sign a 2 year lease you can keep it at the end of the term.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I437 using Tapatalk 2
  14. Boostedtwo

    Boostedtwo Well-Known Member

    only wish I could stumble across something like that.
  15. Boattale

    Boattale Active Member

    Try Elephant and Castle in Ozark, MO. They might be able to help you value it.

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