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M1 Garand Supply?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by The_Next_Generation, Mar 30, 2013.

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  1. Welding Rod

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    I have been very pleased with the fit of the commercial walnut stocks cmp has been providing lately.
     
  2. NeuseRvrRat

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    that answer from Orest was back in August before this craziness. from what i'm seeing in new posts on the CMP forums, the pumpkin stocks are becoming popular again. i'd venture to guess that CMP is grabbing whatever stocks they can to hurry up and get rifles out and try to keep up with demand.
     
  3. Captains1911

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    Well that's certainly not encouraging.
     
  4. NeuseRvrRat

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    the orange stocks are of good quality

    they're just ugly is all
     
  5. Captains1911

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    I would like mine to look as original as possible, and those orange stocks don't work.
     
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  6. shafter

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    My Springfield field grades arrived the other morning. One has a July 1942 serial number and the other is Korea War vintage. Both had very good GI wood but the muzzle and throat measurements were a bit higher than I was hoping for. I'll take them to the range when my ammo arrives. As long as they shoot well that's all I care about. The WWII rifle had a small oil can under the butt plate. I thought that was pretty cool.

    I'm fighting the urge to order a couple of service grades...
     
  7. NeuseRvrRat

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    i'd pay a little extra and get the special grade. new barrel, no pumpkin wood.
     
  8. Orlando

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    birch stocks can be stained
     
  9. NeuseRvrRat

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    but they'll never look as good as the walnut
     
  10. Orlando

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    If you know what you are doing you can
     
  11. NeuseRvrRat

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    pics please
     
  12. Captains1911

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    If I get an ugly pumpkin wood stick I'll just sell it and buy a walnut, they seem to be plentiful.
     
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    i wouldn't count on finding a buyer for it

    orlando, that does look nice. i'd still prefer the american walnut with a nice oil finish, but that's not bad. care to share your method? i've gotta do something with mine.
     
  15. Orlando

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    Birch stockset just sold today on CMP's private sales section for $118 which isnt bad especially when you can buy the same stock CMP sells without the fugly CMP stamp on it in walnut from Dupage Trading for $100 stripped with no finish and a finished walnut for $110
    A no brainer
     
  16. NeuseRvrRat

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    a sucker's born every minute, i guess
     
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    Thanks for the heads up on Dupage Trading. From the pictures on their website, the stocks don't look as dark as original GI walnut. Do they look darker in reality?

    https://www.dupagetrading.com/dupagetrading/index.php/m1-stocks
     
  18. hddeluxe

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    The Garand without a doubt.
     
  19. Orlando

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    The stocks CMP sells are exactly the same as what Dupage sells, CMP gets them from Dupage. I like getting them from Dupage as they are cheaper and dont have a CMP stamp on them
    The dark color on old surplus stocks is from years or built up dirt ,grim, oil, grease,etc
    Yes new commercial stocks are lighter than old USGI Stocks
     
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