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My new CMP Garand :D

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by tmbg, Nov 3, 2009.

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  1. tmbg

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    It's one of the "service grade special" rifles, pretty sure it's all original and unfired, dated 4/55, but it has a new CMP stock on it.

    Picture's not spectacular... I'll get some better ones soon!
     

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    Congrats! Those are nice, but they are even nicer once you finish the stock. :)
     
  3. soloban

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    Does the cat help with cosmoline removal?
     
  4. tmbg

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    softest rag imaginable
     
  5. Sport45

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    That's doubtful, but you'll like it anyway!
     
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    The "Specials" are rebuilt by the CMP, reparked, and include a new aftermarket stock and barrel.
     
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    Yes, but I think he is talking about the service specials, which (IIRC) are essentially the nicest service grades you will ever find - I think with new wood. The CMP did a short run of these, and they were only available in store, not for mail order.

    Great looking rifle tmbg. Shooting it today?
     
  8. Speedo66

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    Nice gun and nice cat.

    Looks like a Balinese (long haired) version of a Siamese(the cat, not the gun).
     
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    Generally, yes, but they did a run of HRA specials that were made with new old stock, unissued HRA barreled actions, put into new wood. for about $750. I kick myself every day for not ordering one when I had the chance.
     
  10. tmbg

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    Yeah, it's the "service special", and I believe the barrel numbers match the receiver, although I'm a bit too much of a noob to know for sure.


    What they told me at the CMP store was that it's essentially a collector grade, only without the original stock.


    Not shooting today, I'm working my tail off at the moment. I hope to get out saturday morning and shoot it though! I also bought four cans of their surplus ammo for it :D
     
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    Did you buy ammo in-store?
     
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    Your new Garand is the cats meow.
     
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