where can I find a Garand?

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  1. kellyj00

    kellyj00 Member

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    I'm new to rifles, and I'd like to pick up something that has a bit of nostalgia factor to it.

    So, I'm thinking I want a used m1 Garand. The ones with the strip clips....boom boom boom, clank!

    Anyone know where i can find a used Garand, in decent enough condition to last a while? I don't think I've ever even seen one in person.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Babarsac

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    Gunbroker and Auctionarms are probably your best bet.
     
  3. zoom6zoom

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    No, it's boom boom boom, ping!

    CMP would be the best place if they weren't sold out of them until at least September.
     
  4. DMK

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    You definitely don't want one that goes "boom boom boom, clank"!

    You want one that goes "boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom, ping".

    :neener:


    As to the question, check the classifieds sections of this forum, FALfiles.com, and AR15.com. I see them pop up every once in a while.
     
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    8 booms and a ping--good times at the range.

    I've heard decent things about the http://www.garandguy.com/. I've never ordered anything from him, both of mine are from CMP.

    Keep looking at the gun shows/classifieds. There are a few people out there who don't shoot that "dusty old rifle in the closet" anymore. Saw a beautiful original condition Springer carried into a gun show recently---after talking to the seller, I hope he carried it back home with him(seemed like a good man).
     
  6. scala

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    I was in the gun shop the other day getting pricing on a Tikka T3 Tactical and this guy walked in with a Navy M1 in VG condition asking if they were interested. The store clerk offered him $200 and had a deal. I tried to buy it but he kept it for himself. I kept chewing on it for several days.
     
  7. kellyj00

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    Is the only manufacturer Springfield?
    What should I look for or avoid in buying a used Garand?
     
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    That's a crying shame. Gun shop just robbed that man.:(
     
  9. scala

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    They sure did and it left me wondering if I could've lived with myself if I had bought the rifle from them. Maybe it's just as well that I didn't get it.
     
  10. kellyj00

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    looks like you have to be a member of a club to get a CMP garand.
    doh!
     
  11. vnepilot

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    For the CMP you can just join the Garand Collectors Association (its about $20)that counts, then you need a firearms license or training or proof of competition
     
  12. ScottsGT

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    Go see Tony, AKA: the Garand Guy. He's a straight up guy that will bend over backwards to make sure you are a happy Garand owner. He just installed a Citadel barrel on my Garand and even offered to park it for free. Since I didn't ship all the parts I sent it to Springfield to get it parked.
    Be careful were you buy one. A lot of rewelds and guns built from out of spec parts are on the market. I would only buy from a reputable dealer or the CMP. Garand Guy, Orion 7, Deans Gun Restorations, Fulton are just a few off the top of my head.
     
  13. Mr White

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    You could find a really nice post-Korean Springfield in my safe.
    Good luck getting past the dogs! :D

    If you have a CCW, that counts as your 'proof of marksmanship activity'. So does any record of military or LEO service.
     
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