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Educate me re the Garand rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by SunnySlopes, Feb 16, 2012.

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  1. SunnySlopes

    SunnySlopes Member

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    I thought Springfield Armory was manufacturing replicas of the rifle but I guess not.

    What is the most recent manufacture of the Garand? Or, are they all CMP/WW2 vintage?
     
  2. WALKERs210

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    I have one that was made by SA in the Ill plant, I would have to dig out the paperwork to get the exact date of manufacture but I think it was around 2003.
     
  3. Sam1911

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    The last "real" Garands were produced, I believe, in about 1957.

    Springfield Armory (the modern commercial company) did make a copy of the Garand for a while, but no longer do.
     
  4. skidooman603

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    Yes Springfield (not the old Springfield Armory) made them a few years but they were over priced and quality was not really up to USGI specs. If you want a Garand, jump through the few CMP hoops and get one before they are gone. The supply is dwindling...And yes it was late 56 or early 57 when the few over 6 mil serial # rolled off the line. Then the M14 took over for all too short a stint.
     
  5. saitek

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    garand

    i have a H&R 1953 practily new assembled from part's buy the dcm in about 1986 . :D
     
  6. skidooman603

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    Right now the CMP has a nice batch of Service Grade Garands in. You need to have proof of citizenship, proof of an organized shooting experience ( hunter safety, concealed carry class, service experience, etc) and belong to a CMP affiliated club. For club requirements you can join the Garand Collectors assn if you don't already belong to a club that is CMP affiliated. $25 a year with 4 nice Garand Mags a year. Simple. A lot of the SG Garands are CHERRY. If you live near Anniston AL or Port Clinton, OH go to the store and hand pick one. $625 and comes with a nice hard case. Buy a bunch of M2 ball surplus ammo while you are at it. It will quickly become your favorite rifle to shoot...JMHO
     
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    I am going to make the almost 6 hour drive to go pick out mine. I am doing it in may.
     
  8. Tempest 455

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    A couple of shops restore them as well and you can get basically a brand new Garand.
     
  9. LTE

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    Springfield will redo a Garand. They have different levels. I had them redo mine.

    If you are wanting to get one, go through CMP.
     
  10. sig220mw

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    I plan on going to Alabama some time this spring to get one also. However there are some on the internet that have been rebuilt and in some cases almost completely. The "garand guy" has them and also "Atlantic Arms" has them but you will pay quite a bit more for them there. There is also "Miltech" but they are also very high in price.
     
  11. MythBuster

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    posted on the wrong thread
     
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    I think the Italians made a few more after 1957 at Beretta? All built to USGI specs, or better.

    They were on their way to the BM59 conversion, but built some brand new Garands before they started the BM program.
     
  13. moon928

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    Like skidoo said your best bet is to go thru the cmp
     
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