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Thinking about getting a Garand

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Paper_Zombie, Mar 1, 2013.

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  1. Warp

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    Would you mind letting us know what you end up finding/paying?
     
  2. TenDriver

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    Muzzle brake on a Garand? Never heard of such a thing.

    I know you've already fired it, thus cleaning out the cosmoline, but make sure you lube it up well. Garands love grease. Not oil. Wheel bearing grease is fine.

    Now is also a decent time to start reloading for your Garand. At some point M1 friendly ammo is going to dry up, and unless you plan on spending $25 or more for those factory loads mentioned, you're going to need a source.
     
  3. Paper_Zombie

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    Hehe

    Not to be rude, but it just seems so much hassle. I'm not that interested in joining any kinds of clubs or organizations just yet (except perhaps NRA). Then having to do the whole mail-order thing.

    @ Warp

    Of course. I'm kinda trying to zero in on some PP ammo though. I've shot it before in different calibers, and for 30-06 looks to be around $.50-round.

    While the gun did well enough yesterday with my own impatience, I -do- have a ported gas plug on the way, which should make it a bit safer.

    @ Tendriver

    Yeah, I think the muzzle-break is made by a company called "Good Iron". At least, it looks just like the ones they sell. Worked great though. Recoil was almost non-existent. (I know it's a heavy gun, but still)

    I did grease it up a bit before I took it out. I plan on sitting down and studying the lubrication process more thoroughly and following it to the letter for future outings.
     
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  4. cfullgraf

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    Glad you are pleased with your new Garand.

    CMP is a good source for ammunition but you still need to meet the requirements as for a rifle except for the notarized form, if I remember. The Greek HXP is running about 50 cents per round.

    Save your brass. Reloads, once components become available again, will cost less.

    Once you get the paper work on file with CMP the first time, you are good to go. Just keep the information up to date.
     
  5. P5 Guy

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    The CMP wants to sell their rifles, ammo and such. Really it could not be easier the Garand Collector's Assoc. has a great news letter. with a small bit of work on the customer's part, less work than filling out a 4473, you will have a fine rifle delivered to your door. Most of the time in less than a month.
    But it is your call, happy shooting.
     
  6. shafter

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    I'm in the same boat. Most of the fun shooting events at my club are on Sunday.
     
  7. Speedgoat

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    I joined the GCA to get my ducks in a row to order my 1st M1 Garand. Really quite effortless, $25.00 seems like a fair price, considering you get there IIRC quarterly newsletter - magazine. No Hastle at all. I just got a reply to a email confirming my hunter's safety card will satisfy their marksmanship requirment, haven't shot competitively since Trap Shooting in High School about 5 years ago, be tough to find those results bulletins! Their big meet this summer is up at Cody WY that may be a fun weekend trip to make. And being able to get a M1 from the CMP is a plus too! Now to decide if the novelty of a 4 digit receiver is worth the $800-1000 going rate on their auction site. I guess I could be throwing my money at an AR though if I do decide it's worth it!
     
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  8. az_imuth

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    It would be worth it to have your CMP paperwork in and ready to go right now. It took me forever to find an affordable International Harvester M1 (IHC), but CMP is supposed to be releasing a batch of them any day now. These are kinda scarce, so if you have any notion of getting one rifle from each manufacturer then now is your chance.
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  9. jimmyraythomason

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    Unless you are prepared for a 2-3 month wait not much use ordering from the CMP right now. I got this e-mail notification from the CMP just this morning(18 March)"LIMITED INVENTORY AT CMP STORES
    (March 2013):



    "RIFLES: The CMP currently has over 12,000 unfilled orders for rifles, ammo and other items. We also still have thousands of M1 Garands. These rifles all require inspection and repair and grading before being put up for sale. At times the customer demand exceeds the amount that our staff can make ready for sale. This is the case now with the field and service grade M1 Garand rifles. As the CMP armory produces the rifles, they are all being used to fill existing mail orders, some from as far back as the beginning of January. Until we catch up on mail orders, there will not be any field or service grade rifles in the stores at Anniston or Camp Perry. For now, we only have the M1 Service Grade Special ($950), M1 CMP Special ($995), M1C, M1D, M1NM, and Kimber model .82 (.22LR) in stock at both stores. We expect this to continue until late June.



    AMMO: The CMP does not have any caliber .223, .22LR, or .30 carbine ammo for sale at either store. We are sold out and expect to receive shipments of these calibers in 3-6 months. We continue to accept orders for these calibers and will fill those orders when we receive the replenishment shipments from the manufacturers. We do have caliber .30-06 ammo at both stores, but a 10 can purchase limit per year per customer applies. We also still have the Atomic caliber .308, but expect to run out in the next 60 days"
     
  10. dmazur

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    If it was a Smith Enterprise -

    http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/barrel-parts/muzzle-brakes/m1-garand-m1-muzzle-brake-prod12787.aspx

    then it replaces the gas cylinder lock. The gas cylinder probably won't stay put without this part. I believe you can order a replacement gas cylinder lock from places like Fulton Armory, if you don't want to use the brake.

    This is the only Garand brake I'm aware of, but there are flash hiders, etc. which are not brakes.
     
  11. igotta40

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    "RIFLES: The CMP currently has over 12,000 unfilled orders for rifles, ammo and other items. We also still have thousands of M1 Garands. These rifles all require inspection and repair and grading before being put up for sale. At times the customer demand exceeds the amount that our staff can make ready for sale. This is the case now with the field and service grade M1 Garand rifles. As the CMP armory produces the rifles, they are all being used to fill existing mail orders, some from as far back as the beginning of January. Until we catch up on mail orders, there will not be any field or service grade rifles in the stores at Anniston or Camp Perry. For now, we only have the M1 Service Grade Special ($950), M1 CMP Special ($995), M1C, M1D, M1NM, and Kimber model .82 (.22LR) in stock at both stores. We expect this to continue until late June.

    I found this to be the case when I visited the Anniston store on March 9. Sandy told me the Feild and Service grade will not be restocked. Not sure what she meant. The racks were virtually empty. The only thing they had plenty of in the racks were parade models (welded barrels) and sniper models.

    I bought a CMP Special while I was there.
     
  12. igotta40

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    "RIFLES: The CMP currently has over 12,000 unfilled orders for rifles, ammo and other items. We also still have thousands of M1 Garands. These rifles all require inspection and repair and grading before being put up for sale. At times the customer demand exceeds the amount that our staff can make ready for sale. This is the case now with the field and service grade M1 Garand rifles. As the CMP armory produces the rifles, they are all being used to fill existing mail orders, some from as far back as the beginning of January. Until we catch up on mail orders, there will not be any field or service grade rifles in the stores at Anniston or Camp Perry. For now, we only have the M1 Service Grade Special ($950), M1 CMP Special ($995), M1C, M1D, M1NM, and Kimber model .82 (.22LR) in stock at both stores. We expect this to continue until late June.

    I found this to be the case when I visited the Anniston store on March 9. Sandy told me the Feild and Service grade will not be restocked. Not sure what she meant. The racks were virtually empty. The only thing they had plenty of in the racks were parade models (welded barrels) and sniper models.

    I bought a CMP Special while I was there.
     
  13. baz

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    I just sent in an order for the CMP Special in .308, which still would appear to be available according to the CMP web site. I opted for .308 so as not to add yet another caliber to my gun collection. I already have a couple of other rifles in .308, and none in .30-06. The wait is said to be 30-60 days, and if I get it in that time frame, I'll be pleasantly surprised. I can wait. Maybe ammo will be more plentiful by the time it arrives. I do have a few hundred rounds of .308, but with the addition of the Garand, I'd like to get the count up to a couple of thousand rounds, eventually.
     
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