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would you trade an Ar15 varminter for a Garand?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by helz_mcfugly, Apr 15, 2009.

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would you trade?

Poll closed May 15, 2009.
  1. Trade

    39.8%
  2. Dont trade

    35.7%
  3. Try & sell Ar before garand sells and buy garand

    28.6%
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  1. helz_mcfugly

    helz_mcfugly Member

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    I have the change to trade a Ar 15 for a Garand. WWYD
    Ar-15: DPMS flat top upper with no FA or dusk cover.
    RRA Bolt
    20" Shaw stainless bull barrel
    Bushmaster lower, DPMS trigger group
    Houge pistol grip
    Garand: wood is kind of dark Ide give it a 5
    The metals finish is a bit warn, Ide give it a 7
    Rifling seems ok, a little rough but its said to be a shooter from a credible source.
    The bolt and charging handle looks new.
    muzzle gauges about a 3.
    I already have another AR that I really like so Ill still have a nice AR. this is the one im not really happy with and I could sell it for about $1000 maybe $1100 if I let it sit at the gun shop on consignment maybe more on gunbroker Ide jsut have to wait and if you're like me you have firearm anxiety and CANT wait. the garand I want is at the same gun shop on consignment for $750
     
  2. GRAYRID3R

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    Any Garand = 2 Ar15s
     
  3. Red Tornado

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    I wouldn't trade my M1 for an AR-15. However, if I had a nice Varmint rig I'm not sure I'd trade it for a Garand, either. However, for the price, sell your AR. It should sell in about 15 seconds in this market and then you could buy the Garand.

    Seriously, you should be able to walk down the street and get $1000 for any AR.
    RT
     
  4. edelbrock

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    If you are not happy with the AR then sell it and get the Garand. You will still have the other AR and some extra cash.
     
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  6. helz_mcfugly

    helz_mcfugly Member

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    yea I hear the AR market is booming, but its not here in Dallas. there are 3 other AR's on his shelf, one of which has been there for months and hes only asking 950 for them, S&W, Bushy, cant remember the others but they are everywhere here. maybe I should put it on gun broker?
     
  7. edelbrock

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    Or try to sell it here. I bet it would also go pretty fast on AR15.com.
     
  8. High Planes Drifter

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    I wouldnt trade it. I personally think your AR is worth far more than the Garand to make it an even (or close to even) trade. I think you should try to sell the AR, then buy the Garand.

    But thats just me. Good luck in whatever you decide.
     
  9. hawmanai

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    depends on the Garand

    The AR is worth more than the Garand described. Now if it was a nice pre-war with the right parts there would be no choice.

    Emotionally the Garand is worth more, plastic and aluminum just does not seem to have a soul to me.
     
  10. helz_mcfugly

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    I'll put an add on the THR classifieds and see how it goes
    well shoot. thats it but now it has a upper with no FA and no dust cover and no eotech on it, you pick your optic
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Big Daddy Grim

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    I would depending on the quality and make of the M1. is it original or remake or what.
     
  12. helz_mcfugly

    helz_mcfugly Member

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    im sure it has some stuff redone on it
     
  13. alemonkey

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    Sell the AR, buy a CMP Garand, and keep the change.
     
  14. Big Daddy Grim

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    Like your thinking alemonkey my next M1 will be from them.
     
  15. The Deer Hunter

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    I would take a Garand over an AR any day. So much more character.

    It's all personal preference though.

    On a monetary note, a Garand probably sells for like $1500, used, in rough shape . An AR goes for around $1000 brand new.
     
  16. alemonkey

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    CMP Service Grade Garand is $595. I don't own one, but from what I understand they're often better than the description:

    SERVICE GRADE: (Good to Very Good)
    Service Grade Rifles show less wear and better appearance than Field or Rack Grades. Good to very good condition. Rifle wear will be exhibited by worn and mixed colors of the parkerized finish. There may be some minor pitting on the metal parts. Wood will be either Walnut, Birch, Beech or other variety and will be basically sound but may have minor hairline cracks, dings, scratches and gouges. Wood may not match in color or type of wood. Wood may be of new production on Service Grade Garands. Bores will be generally good with only minor imperfections. The barrel crown may be nicked, but the muzzle will gauge less than 3 and the throat erosion will gauge less than 5.

    Plus, they're not making any more Garands.
     
  17. waterhouse

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    CMP looks to still be selling Field Grades for under $500 and Service Grade Garands for under $600. For under a grand you can get the Special grade, which will have new wood and a new barrel.

    Used AR prices have come down a bit in the past month, but they are still going for more than $600.
     
  18. The Deer Hunter

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    Right. I don't know how, but I forgot to take the CMP into account. I'm thinking he is trading to a person with gunshow prices.

    Gunshow prices, they can make your day so much better.
     
  19. chris in va

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    With the difference buy some ammo for it.
     
  20. helz_mcfugly

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    Im putting it on gunbroker tomorrow if no one buys it off THR or AR15.com
     
  21. GRIZ22

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    The m1 you describe is not worth your AR. You'll have to wait but you can get a professionally checked and test fired SG from CMP for $595 and people who will take care of you if something's wrong with it.
     
  22. Mike U.

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    I automatically clicked option #1 and not option #3, which I should have clicked. Duh...:eek:


    Definitely run with option 3.

    No way you could go wrong with that.

    Especially the way the AR 15 flavor of EBR's are flying off the shelves in our nation these days. Hell, you could buy the Garand and stock up on ammo for it too.:)
     
  23. Hammerhead6814

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    I'd take the Garand. Any small-arm that someone could call "the greatest implement of battle ever devised", and do it with a straight face, well that means something.

    Aside from that, your trading 5.56 for 30-06. You have the stopping power vs. velocity and fragmentation argument beat. The only thing you've lost is magazine capacity, but a semi-auto in 30-06? So long as you don't miss there is little need for another 22 rounds.

    IF weight is an issue, I can see the AR-15 over the Garand. That, and if your still going varmint hunting, 30-06 on small-game is a little much. Especially if your going after Prairie Dog or Jack-Rabbit. Then I'd be amazed if there was enough varmint left!
     
  24. 10-Ring

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    Buy the Garand before someone else does & sell the AR outright
     
  25. flyboy1788

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    not when ARs are going for an upwards of 1000 dollars on ANY given make or model and garands can be had from the CMP for 600 bucks. dont get me wrong, i have a fetish for m1 garands and plan to pick up my first one soon, but that statement a little over the top.
     
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