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I got the email this afternoon...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by WesM, Jan 5, 2010.

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  1. WesM

    WesM Member

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    ...My CMP M1 Garand is shipping today and will arrive on my doorstep by 10:30 tomorrow morning :D

    I told my boss I would be a little late to the office tomorrow...
     
  2. EdLaver

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    Hell, go ahead and tell him/her you won't be coming in and take a trip to the range for some bonding time! :evil: Congrats, enjoy, and post pics!
     
  3. USSR

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    Congrats WesM. Service grade?

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  4. WesM

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    Yup, Service Grade. It's a Springfield 5.8 million serial number. I am still learning a lot about them. It will be my first.

    It actually will have taken less than a month from when I placed my order to the rifle arriving at my doorstep.
     
  5. Hardtarget

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    Congratulations! The M1 is so cool...you will never regret the purchase. Mine resides in the front left position in my safe...so I can see it every time the safe is opened. :D

    Let it warm up...give it a good cleaning, read the book that comes from CMP, and grab your gear. The range is waiting!

    Mark
     
  6. Quoheleth

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    My Springer is in the same SN range. I hope yours comes out as good as mine did. Bottom piece of wood is excellent; top piece is good; metal is in good condition; bore is very good; bluing/parking is good except OUTSIDE of the muzzle.

    Make sure you lube it up well. Mine came pretty dry.

    Out of curiosity...when did you order? I ordered the early part of August and received the week of Veteran's Day.

    Q
     
  7. WesM

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    I ordered it about the 2nd week in December, so it will have taken less than a month to process and ship my order, even over the holidays. Not bad, I guess the 90 day waiting is over?
     
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    If you don't mind Wes, what did you have to pay 'em?

    jjs
     
  9. mcdonl

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    Sorry to sound like a dub, but what can I say... I am one :)

    What is CMP?
     
  10. WesM

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    CMP Service Grades run $595, plus 22.95 shipping I think, so the total was $617.95.

    That's not including the club membership dues (I went to an Appleseed and joined the Revolutionary War Veterans Association ($20/yr) to meet my "club" requirement).
     
  11. WesM

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    Civilian Marksmanship Program - www.odcmp.com

    The only way aside from a FFL that you can get a high-powered military rifle delivered right to your front door. :)
     
  12. mcdonl

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    Wow. Thank you, that is awesome. I am about one month away from getting my first 1911, but the M1 Garand is number 2 on the list. What a fabulous program!

    It looks like the Maine association is where my friend runs the IDPA program. I will be looking into this in the spring.

    Thanks again!
     
  13. CZguy

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    I can't say enough good things about the CMP. :cool:

    This is what they sent me last July.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Tom609

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    Hey, good luck on your part. That sounds like a great number. I have a 5,777,xxx H&R from CMP with a pristine bore and in great shape. Enjoy it!
     
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    Oh God...There is CZ's Beauty again. Enjoy. You will find they are like Lay's Potatoe Chips....
     
  16. CZguy

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    Sorry I just can't help myself.

    Here is my favorite M1. It's a 1955 HRA with a Line Material Co. barrel. It's the best shooter that I've ever seen.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Woo hoo! Gotta love Garands. :D
     
  18. WesM

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    My tracking info shows that my Garand is now at the local Fedex facility, about 15 miles away...

    Good lord this wait is agonizing!! :)
     
  19. CZguy

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    Don't forget to take lots of photos. :)
     
  20. WesM

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    For anybody living vicariously through me today, or reliving your own CMP delivery days, the rifle is now on the truck and out for delivery.

    I am going to get whiplash looking out my window every time a truck drives by...
     
  21. CZguy

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    I think I hear the Fed Ex truck now. :D
     
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    LOL...got the camera ready? We can't live vicariously without pics.
     
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    Hey they accidently delivered it to me! Dont worry, I went ahead and shot it for you. I did a little modifying too. That darn stock needed cut on a little, and I went ahead and shortened the barrel, not to worry though, I recrowned it with my die grinder, its all good. BTW, did you know this this is a right pain to shoot 7.62x54R out of it? I mean, wth?
     
  24. WesM

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    Guys, now this is just cruel. Still no sign of the Fed Ex truck. I am taking off of work to make sure I don't miss him, so this is costing me vacation!!

    I want to send them an invoice for my billable rate past 10:30...
     
  25. Claude Clay

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    file it under the 'opportunity cost of future fun'
     
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