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MI Garand for $200?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Five-O, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Five-O

    Five-O Member

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    My SIL and I were discussing guns today and he said he's heard of MIs selling for around $200. I gasped :eek:and said I've been wanting to get a Garand forever but they're way too expensive for me. He said that this price is for members of some club or organization that uses Garands only.
    Is anyone familiar or knows of such a club, or organization. I wouldn't mind joining if only to get a Garand for $200. He said they were not new and most were milsurps and not in the greatest condition.
    But for that price I don't care what condition it's in as long as it shoots.
    Thanks
     
  2. PT1911

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    perhaps a club that costs something in the neighborhood of 500 dollars to join and will get you a rack grade gun at that price (one time purchase)... sure...

    if you want a GOOD M1... look to spend a minimum of 500 otd but around 700 is more likely.
     
  3. Bucksnort101

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    Probably referring to the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). The sell Goverment M1 and other Milsurp Guns to quilified people. Used to be you have to have participated in a High Power Rifle Competition in the last 5 years and have proof to buy a rifle, been a while since I've bought one from them and I think the rules have changed.
    M1's were going for $400 a few years back, and they have several grades from there.
    Google ODCPM or Civilian Marksmanship Program for more info. Have not heard of a Garand going for $200 though. Maybe a parts kit, which is a complete Garand short the receiver.
    If you do find a bulk dealer of M1's be sure to let me know, I'd like to buy another one too;) Not holding my breath though.
     
  4. PT1911

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    the CMP's lowest are in the 500 dollar range and even those are mostly part guns that will require new who know what in order to shoot well/safely.
     
  5. skidooman603

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    Must be stuck in a 1960's time warp :)
     
  6. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Senior Member

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    definitely a rift in the space time continuum...
     
  7. Hacker15E

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    I don't agree with this at all.

    #1 - 90%+ of CMP Garands are 'parts guns'. Only the Collector Grades aren't. If you are buying anything else, it does not have the same parts it left the factory with.

    #2 - Even the Rack Grades -- the lowest available grade -- are safe to shoot and will function without replacement of anything. Sure, they're not going to be match grade rifles, but they're perfectly acceptable for someone who is a plinker or who wants to add one without import marks to their collection.

    I've bought dozens of Garands from the CMP at different grades (including rack grades). Not a single one has ever needed any work (outside of disassembly, cleaning, lubrication, and reassembly) to be 'safe' or to 'shoot well'.
     
  8. gloucestergarand

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    Happened to visit a local gun establishment yesterday and a fellow walked in, wanting to look at the Garands on the shelf. Asking price was $800 per. Both looked like they'd never been cleaned or prepped for sale. Can't imagine they were CMP sales. I just smiled, bought the ammo I wanted, and as I passed by on the way out, told him to try the CMP. He looked at me like I speaking a foreign language. Oh well, buyer beware.
     
  9. skidooman603

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    CMP is the way to go. I have also bought MANY Garands from them with nary a hitch.
     
  10. PT1911

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    I live about 15 miles away from the CMP... I am just going on what information the guys who build them give me.
     
  11. mgkdrgn

    mgkdrgn Senior Member

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    If you find them, please let me know. I'll take 2 dozen.
     
  12. Trebor

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    The CMP is the best place to buy a USGI M-1 Garand and offers the best price as welll.

    The CMP rifles are headspaced and tested and they have a good customer service policy if a problem does pop up.

    The Garands are in the $500 and up range though. They haven't been $200 since the early 1990's.
     
  13. AK103K

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    Actually, more like the late 80's early 90's. My wife and I paid $169 ea for a couple of the then "DCM" (pre CMP) M1's. Both were in "OK" shape, except mine blew up due to a slam fire first time out. Those nice people down there at Anniston took it back and sent me a brand spanking new H&R as a replacement. :D
     
  14. Samgotit

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    Special Service Grade if you can find one at CMP for $795 is unbeatable. Unfortunately, CMP only sells them at the brick and mortar stores.

    I would very seriously research what your are buying if you find one for $200.
     
  15. memphisjim

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    the service grade special would be a correct grade except that it has a new stock thats the only part of the rifle that isnt correct or original
     
  16. Vern Humphrey

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    That's what mine cost in that time frame. I also got a Smith-Corona M1903A3 for about the same price.
     
  17. dirtyjim

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    my type 2 national match was $152.00 shipped in 1964 & its still unfired.
    i picked it up at a pawnshop after the original owner passed & his relatives pawned it
     
  18. jonnyc

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    I think all they currently have, at least on-line, are Service Grade, for $595.
     
  19. Five-O

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    I think this may be the place. I've ordered their catalog and plan to buy field grade for about $500.
    Thanks for the link
     
  20. skidooman603

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    Love hearin the old stories about buying Garands for $47...........NOT! :D The smart money is figuring out what is going to take that kind of jump in the "next" 30 yrs...:)
     
  21. PT1911

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    well.. if I want one, I will go to the guy who does the building and headspacing for CMP... and get one cheaper...;)
     
  22. ultradoc

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    The last two gun show I were at M-1's were going for about $800.
     
  23. CZguy

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    Do you want to get all of your money back? I'll even pay for the shipping. :D
     
  24. GunsAmerica Fan

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    I bought a Garand at Kittery Trading Post in Maine last summer for $450. That is the cheapest I have seen one. It's a dinged up stock and reparkerized non matching parts. And it of course has problems. :)
     
  25. phrogmech

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    I bought my first garand last summer for 450.00. Serial No. 950xxx still shoots good for a garand. I can remember as a kid garands sell for 50.00 a piece. God I love this gun.
    Semper Fi.
     

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