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SA M1 garand... whats it worth?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by brian923, Feb 6, 2012.

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  1. brian923

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    I have a springfield m1 garand that has an SA trigger group, an SA bolt and a danish VAR barrel in great condition... Was wonderong what this rifle may be worth. It is in an aftermarket richards walnut stock set. I see that the cmp is selling springfiled special m1 for $950. Is it okay to assume its worth that? More? Less? No rust, shiny bore and chamber, no muzzle ware at all. Thanks guys, brian.
     
  2. 1KPerDay

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    Only way to know is put it up for sale. If it sells, it's worth that. If it doesn't, it's worth less. :)
     
  3. brian923

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    Thats what i wanna know... I dont want to get taken, or take someone...
     
  4. MythBuster

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    In my area your rifle would bring from $700 to $800.
     
  5. springer99

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    That Danish VAR barrel will get you some premium, IF it's really in great condition with minimal muzzle and throat wear. The other thing that might help is if the SN on the Springfield puts it as WWII era with a lead-dipped heel. If all above is true, then $950 would be a reasonable starting point.
     
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    Can you post a picture?

    I'm not familiar with Richards's stocks; is it a sporting stock or still military profile? There are some people that would not want anything other than a GI stock. It might be worth selling the stock separately and finding a cheap GI stock to sell with the rifle.

    Was it a CMP rifle? Dane return or just a new barrel?

    Just having parts made from the same mfg as the receiver isn't worth any more to most people. You would need to provide a serial number of the rifle (XX last digits) and the drawing numbers of the parts and you could get an idea of if the parts are original.
     
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    I just came from a gun show and have a M1 similar to yours. Mine is a (Springfield receiver) Danish Garand with a lot of Beretta parts and a new 1954 H/R barrel. I saw a lot of beat up M1 in the $600-800 range.... BUT, can you find a buyer?
     
  8. brian923

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    The barrel is a new, never issued from 1945. Bought it at a gunshow and replaced the origonal one on the gun. The throat and muzzle show no wear at all. maybe 100 rounds down the tube and then cleaned. (with a bore snake) The stock is a replacment stock made to look exactly like the origonal military stock. Theres no manufacturing marks on the stock but from everything ive researched is that it is a richards (microfit?) stock. Its a beautiful gun, i just am looking to get into building mausers and this is the gun i actually shoot the least. Ill probly kick myself for it later, but with 3 kids under 5 and being an under-employed electrician, its the only way to get "fun money." Ill post pics after i get home from work.
     
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    Save it for your kids, IMO.
     
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    In your local area, hard to say. Guys in my area buy Garands that are much, much more than you would pay for comparable rifles. Way overpriced when compared to comparable Garands, but hey, they sell at that price.

    Without more info, I can tell you that I wouldn't consider paying that much for it.

    How do you know there is no muzzle wear, BTW? Bullet, eyeball, or gauge?
     
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    The CMP service grade specials sell for $950 because they have correct metal parts in collector grade condition.
    It sounds like your rifle should sell for the regular service grade price of $625.
    I suggest you hold on to it.
     
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    I would say $800.00 on a good day but hard to say without pictures and more info
     
  13. brian923

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    The wear is measuered by gauge. Its perfect!

    Heres the numbers;
    Serial: 22965xx
    Bolt: d28287-2sa
    J9a
    Trigger group: d28290-5-sa
    Oprod: d35382 sa
    barrel: d 6535448 5-60 285
    Crown with VAR
    Crown with DK
    Circle with KOA inside of it
    An "M"
    Ill post pics once i figure out how to get them off my phone
     
  14. Orlando

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    A mixture of parts, been through atleast one rebuild
     
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    I stand by my estimate, "if" barrel is not worn its equivilant to a $625.00 CMP Service Grade. On a very good day on the secondary market you might get $800.00 for it. If you want to sell it fast I would price it at $700.00. If it is Import marked I would subtract $100 from all prices
     
  17. 1KPerDay

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    Beautiful stock...
     
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    Thanks for the info guys. I know its a beautiful gun. I rethink selling it every time i pick it up. But i hardly ever shoot it. I dont know. Well see how the mauser builds go. Thanks again, brian.
     
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    A lot of people want Garands but they do not want to deal with the CMP for various reasons.

    They are willing to pay more for a good Garand they can look at before they pay for it and to be able to buy it without any BS or a wait time.

    I believe in the CMP 100% but if I needed another Garand I would buy his in a NY minute and be willing to pay a bit more for it.
     
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    In ********** (the Kollective) - that rifle would bring an easy $900, maybe a bit more. It's very nice looking and bet the stock is a tight fit so it would be JCG Match ready for a beginner. Post the same inquiry on the "Private Sale" section at Cal-Guns.NET and see what sorts of replies you get?
     
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    And because they come from the CMP with documentation to match; "papers" with that pedigree can add from $50 to $200 to the price on the aftermarket.

    Stock work and barrel work by some unknown doesn't add much of a premium to the price.

    The VAR barrel should add a bit, the new stock detract a bit . . . I'd guess it could go for $700 - $750 on the aftermarket easily.

    Gun show prices are all over the map. I remember seeing one mixmaster M1 - equivalent to a CMP Field or Rack grade rifle - priced at $800 because "it contained parts from ALL FOUR manufacturers!!!" :rolleyes:
     
  22. 1KPerDay

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    LOL :D

    Now there's a marketer.
     
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