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ctfireman
05-09-2012, 11:17
I've always wanted one & today was the day. It's a 1942 springfield / HR (HR trigger & safety). The metal is gonna be refinished & i'm ordering a new stock. Some may disagree with refinishing but i have a vision for this rifle. I traded a mossberg 500, walther p22, & $200 for it.
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g77/mmsi1002/002-16.jpg

bac1023
05-09-2012, 11:19
Very nice

Congrats! :cool:

countrygun
05-09-2012, 11:37
Welcome to the Club. While I am a "Sunday Purist" Garands were meant to be used and the military didn't mond refinishing them and mixing parts so why sould the owner today?

glock2740
05-09-2012, 11:48
Congrats on owning a great piece of history.

TN.Frank
05-09-2012, 12:22
I like the way it looks "as is" but I can also understand you wanting to put it back in New condition too. Congrats.

ctfireman
05-09-2012, 12:39
Anywhere that you guys recommend to order a brand new stock from? Newly manufactured is fine. CMP maybe?

Bob Hafler
05-09-2012, 13:39
Boyd's gun stocks. Quality is good but you might have to do a little custom fitting. It's really not a big deal.

m2hmghb
05-09-2012, 13:49
CMP with new hardware. That way you can just swap it out. Some of the best stocks are from Dean's Gun Restoration, but you pay more for it. There are a couple places that will fit the stock as well. If you buy a Boyd's stock you WILL have to do work on it to make it fit properly, and the finish on them is not that good either. I've finished 2 Boyd's sets and a cmp set, the cmp was a lot easier.

faawrenchbndr
05-09-2012, 14:03
What he said........:agree:

Highspeedlane
05-09-2012, 14:15
Awesome grab.

How does the erosion look (the muzzle can be informally tested by inserting a bullet...should not fully enter muzzle)?

I bought a '42 Springfield Korean War buy back 10 years ago and the muzzle was so thoroughly worn out from getting sawed back and forth with steel cleaning rods it looked like a smooth bore. Wouldn't hold all its shots on a paper plate at 50 yards.

I sent it to Fulton Armory and they screwed in a new barrel and she was back in business.

Folsom_Prison
05-09-2012, 14:31
Congrats!

m2hmghb
05-09-2012, 15:30
Awesome grab.

How does the erosion look (the muzzle can be informally tested by inserting a bullet...should not fully enter muzzle)?

I bought a '42 Springfield Korean War buy back 10 years ago and the muzzle was so thoroughly worn out from getting sawed back and forth with steel cleaning rods it looked like a smooth bore. Wouldn't hold all its shots on a paper plate at 50 yards.

I sent it to Fulton Armory and they screwed in a new barrel and she was back in business.

You're talking about muzzle erosion. The best way to do it is to check a new barrel with the cartridge and mark it at that level, the farther in the bullet goes the more shot out it is. There is a chart for the US M2 ball round that details how much wear per 1/16th of an inch, but due to variations in bullets it's only accurate for USGI.

One thing to note, some rifles were counterbored, the muzzle was drilled out larger due to wear on the bore. In some cases the crown was damaged due to improper cleaning-in my case I've filed down the muzzles of a couple M1 Garands then recrowned them and it gained some accuracy as well as exposing a tighter bore.

pennlineman
05-09-2012, 18:57
It took me a long time to get my Garand so I know how you feel. Congrats on your new rifle!

CBennett
05-09-2012, 19:04
I cant wait to get one! Probably go cmp route but that scares me. Hoping I can find one locally instead.

Brucev
05-09-2012, 19:16
Congratulations on the purchase of your new M-1 Garand. Be careful. They multiply. I know what I'm talking about. I once put two SA M-1's in a gun cabinet. Less than a year later... there were five more! Shazam! Who'd have thought it!

ctfireman
05-09-2012, 20:22
I cant wait to get one! Probably go cmp route but that scares me. Hoping I can find one locally instead.


I was gonna go CMP but i too was scared of buying it unseen. This one worked out really well.

CBennett
05-09-2012, 20:35
I was gonna go CMP but i too was scared of buying it unseen. This one worked out really well.

that's exactly my dilema also, so I'm crossing my fingers I can find a decent one locally.

JD_19x9
05-09-2012, 20:41
Beautiful Garand! Congratz and enjoy...

Wyoming
05-09-2012, 20:58
Very nice! Enjoy the "ping". :cool:

Ford302Glock21
05-09-2012, 21:06
I'm not gonna get my panties in a bunch but at least on my phone it looks great just like that. Looks a lot like my 43 spring. Yes the military refinished them and then it wore right back off lol. Actually have my ww2 garand book in my backpack right now for reading material at work.

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ctfireman
05-09-2012, 21:12
I forgot to mention the bore is bright & shiny with very strong rifling. She looks like a solid shooter.

Chuche2
05-10-2012, 14:18
Check out Dupage Trading. Their stocks don't require much fitting.

m2hmghb
05-10-2012, 16:14
Check out Dupage Trading. Their stocks don't require much fitting.

They do require work on finishing though. The wood isn't very well finished, at least it wasn't when I bought a 2nds stock.

michael_b
05-10-2012, 16:19
I've always wanted one & today was the day. It's a 1942 springfield / HR (HR trigger & safety). The metal is gonna be refinished & i'm ordering a new stock. Some may disagree with refinishing but i have a vision for this rifle. I traded a mossberg 500, walther p22, & $200 for it.
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g77/mmsi1002/002-16.jpg

Nice find!!!




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Glock40man
05-10-2012, 16:46
Congrats!:cool:

Gnflorida
05-10-2012, 16:55
Nice pick up!! Good trade too.

countrygun
05-10-2012, 21:41
I was gonna go CMP but i too was scared of buying it unseen. This one worked out really well.


I wouldn't worry about buying unseen from CMP. Be familiar with their grading system. IMO it's the most reliable way to get a Garand out there unless you want to pay what one of the "restorers" want.

Reb 56
05-10-2012, 22:54
Good find M1 Garand is the best military Rifle you can buy.

fnfalman
05-10-2012, 23:31
I'm waiting for another CMP Garand. The one I got came with new wooden stock, which was fine but I wanted one with the original stock still.

steve1911
05-10-2012, 23:36
Congrats!



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MajorD
05-11-2012, 10:08
bennett in pa- just road trip to the cmp store in ohio and pick out your garand on the spot- the cmp far and away is the best place to buy an M1 period.

SigFTW
05-11-2012, 10:46
What a great find!!! Let is know how it shoots.

faawrenchbndr
05-11-2012, 11:07
Now you need a M1903

J_Rico
05-11-2012, 11:10
Congrats. Start stocking up on that HXP from the CMP while you can.

The Garand is my favorite rifle ever. My brothers and I love to go out and shoot ours together...of course, mine is better than theirs. :whistling:

faawrenchbndr
05-11-2012, 11:15
Congrats. Start stocking up on that HXP from the CMP while you can..........

Also look into a "Schuster's nut"........when properly adjusted
it allows safe shooting of off the shelf ammo, below175gr

Wyoming
05-11-2012, 20:31
Now you need a M1903

:rofl:

I got a CMP 1903 to go with my M1 that I got from the old DCM.

Then I added a Smith Corona 03-A3. BTW I am left handed so right bolts are few in my collection.

Then I added three M1 carbines from three different manufactures.

Hell all of theses are older than me so I bought a new Kahr M1A1 to shoot.

If you know me I would pass a normal.:whistling:

aaronrkelly
05-13-2012, 00:15
I cant wait to get one! Probably go cmp route but that scares me. Hoping I can find one locally instead.

The CMP uses a grading system.....and they stick to it.

.....also they dont advertise a warranty.....but they want your new used Garand to work out for you. When I got my Garand I was having issues with it....really dont remember the exact issue but I called them.

He sent me out a bunch of new parts (including an op rod) that he personally measured and guaranteed were in spec - he advised change them one at a time until it ran and Id know what part was wrong.....or just change 'em all and go shooting. No charge......the CMP wants you to be happy with your gun. Very knowledgeable people and nice to talk to.