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Price of Springfield commercial Garand in .308

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by snorko, Jan 4, 2011.

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  1. snorko

    snorko Member

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    A friend of mine has for sale a springfield M-1 Garand in 7.62x51 that I would love to pick up. It is one of the commercially produced rifles they made in the late 1990's. I can not find any indication on line what these are going for. There are plenty of conversions around but I can not find any info on the Springfield factory made rifles. Anyone have an idea what these are going for?
     
  2. Mr_Pale_Horse

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    There are two on Gunbroker (Springfield M1A1) with $1300-$1400 opening bids.
     
  3. snorko

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    Those would be M1A's, civilian versions of the M-14. I was asking about the commercially produced M-1 Garands, you know, en bloc fed, made for less than 5 years, etc.
     
  4. mongo4567

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    If I remember right, they were about $900-1000 when they came out. They couldn't charge too much more than a pretty nice war time Garand would go for. I would say that they would be in the same range today....a little more or less.
     
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    When they came out - they were tagged at $1200 to 1600. Special commemoratives were tagged at over $2000. They didn't move at those prices, at least not well enough to warrant continued production - too much pressure from CMP selling the real thing rather than off shore copies. Today, when you see them for sale - they are tagged in the $600 to $900 range. The Commemoratives - well, they sit on the shop racks, on consignment, with the owners tag reading $2000.
     
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    I would not spend my money on one unless I knew the rifle would function and I could buy it for about $300.

    So many of those things would not function out of the box because of the worn out parts.
     
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    If--If and it is a big if: The Obama administration allows the importation of the Korean Garands, I would expect that to really impact the market.

    I too am looking for a Garand, and the CMP has service grade M1s for $795. I can't see much point in paying any more than that.
     
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    I greatly appreciate everyones' replies. I was thinking a broad range of $600-800 or so. Looks like another .308 in my future!
     
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    You can probably find a Genuine forged receiver GI M1 that's had a .308 barrel installed for about that FYI. If you're interested.
     
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    Last July the CMP listed many Service Grade Garands for about $595. There are still some for $595.

    Not bad for that price. The bore in my rifle (which was bought in August) looks like it is chrome-lined.
     
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