M1 Garand Parts HELP?!?!

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  1. andcam

    andcam Member

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    I Posted this on Coloradocarry as well...:confused::confused:

    So a buddy of mine gave me a couple sets of Garand parts and I was just wondering what they might be worth...since I have two of everything shown I was toying with the idea of either building two rifles or selling one of everything. The trigger housing says "SA" and the bolt says "HRA" if that means anything. I don't think these parts were fired...couldnt' find carbon anywhere, even the mainspring. They came off of parade rifles from 8th & I. Anyone care to help?

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...2bTtBxeTay9zaA
     
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    Sounds like the trigger group is a Springfield Armory and the bolt is Harrington and Richardson. Do you know if the bolt is functional? Your photo link doesn't work for me.

    Jason
     
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    Try asking over here, http://www.jouster.com/index.html, the members of that forum know alot about M1's and collecting them.
     
  4. andcam

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    Yes, the bolt is functional.
     
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    andcam,

    The parts shown in the photo are worth roughly $300 +/- if sold-bought INDIVIDUALLY.

    Unfortunately, you don't have nearly enough to build a rifle. You still need an op-rod, barrel, receiver, buttstock, handguards, and all stock metal. Because you will also need to buy these individually, they will set you back arpprox. as follows:

    op-rod $75-$100
    Boyd's complete wood set $100-$120... if you can find anybody who actually has any in inventory. Wenig is better but more $$$.
    All stock metal $70-$90
    Barrel Used-old high wear $75, new commercial replacement $200-$400
    Barrel install and headspace $50-$80
    Receiver ????

    Note on receiver: The CMP just recently announced that they now have pitted, rusty barreled receivers available from $100 to $275 depending on what grade you pick, but you have to be able to buy from them (Membership and marksmanship quals required) and you'd better hurry as these probably won't last long. These WILL need to be blasted and re-parkerized to look any decent at all. Good re-finished GI receivers are normally on the open market for MUCH more than this..... $300-$500 (sans barrel).

    All in all... you have a couple of nice sets of replacement parts.... but unless you are just wanting to do a build project for the experience you do NOT, rpt. NOT have in your hands a "cheap" way to acquire an M1 rifle.

    If you really want an M1 rifle as a shooter, sell all the above parts (Excepting a few of the commonly needed spares.) for what you can get out of them and then buy a complete rifle from the CMP. These run from $450 for a Rack Grade, $600 for a Service Grade, to $975 for a Correct Grade. As shooters go, the Service Grades cannot be beat. The Correct Grades only matter if you want a rifle that looks pretty new.... it ain't gonna' shoot any better than the Service Grades.

    Just my 2 bits,
    Swampy

    Garands forever
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    I was actually looking for another project...I sort of have a thing for tinkering and building. It's bad, I need a 12-step...
     
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