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how to find a good m1 on line

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Timmer, Nov 29, 2008.

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  1. Timmer

    Timmer Member

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    im going to be in the market for a m1, i see lots on gunbroker that look nice, but how do you really know if its a good one? i my end up with 1500 bucks or there abouts for one, dont want to make it a 1500 dollar lesson in buying m1's:rolleyes:
     
  2. misANTHrope

    misANTHrope Member

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    Buy a brand new one? In all seriousness, if I was gonna spend $1500 on an M1, I'd be inclined to just order up one from Fulton.
     
  3. Timmer

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    wow, they have some good looking rifles :) what do they do, take and rebuild the m1's? rebarrel them and all?
     
  4. Swampy

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    All right... I'll be the first.

    Timmer... Dude...

    THREE LETTERS!!!..... CMP

    Go to www.odcmp.com

    Genuine USGI rifles..... and you are just down the road from the North Store @ Port Clinton.

    Best,
    Swampy

    Garands forever
     
  5. finfanatic

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    CMP Service Grade

    +1 on the CMP suggestion.

    I ordered a service grade M1 Springfield and got a bright and shiny bore rifle with a brand new Boyd's beech stock. I wanted a shooter and got one.

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    Service grade was $595 plus shipping.

    I plan on ordering an H&R M1 and requesting one with original wood.

    I got an email from CMP telling me they have some Winchester M1s for sell also!
     
  6. 30Cal

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    CMP. Or pay twice as much and get half the rifle. The store's maybe 2-3 hrs from you and you could hand pick one.
     
  7. onebigelf

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    +another on the CMP. Or, for the money you are willing to spend:
    http://www.m1garand.com/Garandrifles.htm
    or any one of a number of other good companies that rebuild fine M1's. Fulton Armory is certainly one. I don't happen to like the new Springfield Armory guns all that much.

    John
     
  8. Ringtail

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    Another +1 for CMP. Service grade or correct grade, you can't go wrong.
     
  9. Bentonville

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    CMP....repeat....CMP....
     
  10. CU74

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    SO, has anyone mentioned the CMP??:rolleyes:
     
  11. NC-Mike

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    CMP

    Get a service grade and you'll get as close to a new M1 as you can come. Mine gauged just over 1 on the throat and the muzzle. I just hope and pray they have some left when I get my tax return.

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    I paid 595.00 for that rifle. You'd never even sniff one like that in a gunshop for twice the price.
     
  12. Brian Dale

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    I'll join the chorus: for as long as the CMP continues to have M1s, they will be the best source. For anybody lurking who missed the link, Swampy gave it in Post #4. :)
     
  13. Almond27

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    yeah CMP takes the cake in M1s or carbines IMO
     
  14. auberg

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    And another for CMP. 2 Springfields and 1 HRA, and hopefully a Winchester to add the the collection soon. All Service grades, and great shooters. Only the Winchester will cost me more than $595.00
     
  15. misANTHrope

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    I'm glad I've kept coming back to this post. I've bumped around the idea of ordering a Garand from CMP for years now, but never done it. It pleases me greatly to see the kind of rifle you get under "Service Grade," and it's convinced me to definitely go that route when I do order.

    Plus, my M1-desire has been rekindled. Just last night, I was trying to figure out how I might fit that into the budget...

    :D
     
  16. NotSoFast

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    When I first read the CMP rules, I thought it was going to be difficult to jump through all those hoops. But by sending an email to them I was able to begin seeing more clearly. And by the time I had everything in place and my paperwork ready to mail it didn't seem hard at all.

    Oh, and being able to buy one for $595 and have it delivered to my door was worth it all by itself. CMP all the way for me. :)

    Oh, did I mention that the OP ought to look into CMP? :D
     
  17. TexasRifleman

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    Garandguy.com is a good place too. He is very honest in his descriptons of the rifles. That said, the prices are higher than CMP for about the same thing but it's an alternative anyway.
     
  18. lionking

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    Yes the CMP is great.But,with some patience and practical sense you can find a deal online also.Look at the reputation of the seller,does he describe the rifle good?,does he provide clear and numerous photos?Does he provide a certificate of the CMP with it for a higher end one?Does he show a photo of the throat and bore measurement or at least the bullet test?If so and it is not priced gouged you can get a nice one on line for about the same as going through the CMP and you get to see it before you buy it.
     
  19. NC-Mike

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    In my experience, you are describing an extremely unlikely scenario.

    Won't say it can't happen but it would be like hitting the lottery.

    Another plus for the CMP is their customer service. If there is ANYTHING wrong with the rifle, they will send you a return label and make it right at no cost to you.
     
  20. transformerguru

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    I didn't see anyone mention the CMP for M1's. I got my first service grade a year ago and it is nicer than the new production ones. [​IMG] That my baby on top!!
     
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    Timmer, Dude, buddy, old friend......

    If you have $1500.00 to spend on a M-1 where is what I would do.

    Buy a correct grade Springfield or HRA from the CMP and spend the rest on ammo!
     
  22. jpwilly

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    Say hello to my little friend!

    My M1 from the CMP needed a stock and barrel...It got refinished too but turned out real nice for only $800

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  23. Timmer

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    wow! see, at first i thought i had to spend that much on a m1 to get a good one. now i se how wrong i was! :p seeing now that i can get a really nice one and a lot of ammo for 2/3's what i was going to spend on jsut a rifle, im going to go that route. thank you guys for the ideal about the CMP. even checked out there forums there too.

    i may take a trip up there sometime this month adn see what they have in stock. heck, may walk out of there with 2 :neener:

    keep pix coming :)
     
  24. nathan

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    gunboards.com has some decent prices by private sellers who want to dispose of their M 1s. this way u dont have to hassle with CMP requirements.
     
  25. hobgob

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    Jump through the hoops and go through CMP. They are a great company and have great rifles. Just got my SG m1 not too long ago. http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=385822 ofcourse the enfield in those pics is not a CMP purchase, however, the garand was. I am a very happy customer! just be ready to sign the paper work when fed ex delivers that rilfe to your door! fwiw the bandoleers are also from cmp.
     
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