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fnfalman
07-16-2012, 08:20
Field Grade Springfield Armory, baby!!!

Just got a call from the house. Photos later when I get home.

Get some!!!

Decguns
07-16-2012, 08:24
The CMP Garands are like a virus. Started with one, now have a safe full of Winchesters.

Jon_R
07-16-2012, 08:59
Enjoy. I picked up a few. Also jumped on the carbines when they had them.

IT Career and the only IBM I own is a M1 Carbine. :cool:

M2 Carbine
07-16-2012, 09:10
The Service Grade I received a couple weeks ago.:)
It's the second Service Grade I have. I'm thinking about getting another one.
http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x464/Bell-helicopter-407/CMP3rdM1.jpg

fnfalman
07-16-2012, 09:30
The Winchesters as I understand are quite beat up, and I wanted a Springfield as well. My other one is H&R.

CBennett
07-16-2012, 09:53
I got one on order still dont have the we have shipped/filled the order stuff yet but did get the thing where they said they got my order. Its for a SG HRA. Unfortunately it will be my one and only so im crossing fingers for a good example :) . I specifically ordered the HRA though cause I was told of all the ones coming out that they have been among the best looking and have some of the best barrels. Also ordered 600 rounds of ammo to get started :) .

fnfalman
07-16-2012, 09:59
I got one on order still dont have the we have shipped/filled the order stuff yet but did get the thing where they said they got my order. Its for a SG HRA. Unfortunately it will be my one and only so im crossing fingers for a good example :) . I specifically ordered the HRA though cause I was told of all the ones coming out that they have been among the best looking and have some of the best barrels. Also ordered 600 rounds of ammo to get started :) .

My H&R Service Grade came with a new wooden stock. I wanted a full GI rifle, so that's why I ordered this one as well.

CBennett
07-16-2012, 10:04
My H&R Service Grade came with a new wooden stock. I wanted a full GI rifle, so that's why I ordered this one as well.

Yup, Ive seen that and thats good with me as long as it is a nice looking one that fits right and isnt birch lol...To be honest I debated asking for one with a "original" stock and I just came to the conclusion that since im really not a "collector" im just getting it because I like history and always wanted to own a M1..and I also wanted to be able to SHOOT it without worrying about harming(lowering) its value that i figured if its got the newer stock im good with that as long as its got a decent barrel(which I also stickied for) my sticky said something along the lines of

Id prefer if possible a great barrel and also if possible a USGI Stock but im more concerned about the barrel being good/great.

I had read that some guys were getting the Springfields and requesting a WWII build date...And then they posted a few of them and I had even seen a few people that got a WWII build date but were kinda bummed about the overall looks of the gun(SG's Springfields) when they got them...

And then I asked myself would I rather have a WWII build date that looks...well to be semi rough...or a 1954 build date with a nice stock and a good barrel..and came to the conclusion id just as soon have the nicer looking one.

bac1023
07-16-2012, 17:51
Congrats! :cool:

Very cool, fnfalman.

Decguns
07-16-2012, 18:00
The Winchesters as I understand are quite beat up, and I wanted a Springfield as well. My other one is H&R.

It's really luck of the draw. No reason why the Winchesters would be in any worse shape than the Springfields. I have picked up a few Service Grade Springfields from the CMP over the years, and many of the Field/Rack Grade Winchesters I have received are in far better condition. Sometimes they're out of Rack/Field Grade Winnie's and you end up with a Service Grade instead. Just luck. Whatever comes off the rack first.

Here's a small example. All the M1s are Winchesters except for 1 Rock-Ola carbine. The black wood stock is a Danish return. The one below it with the reddish stock is Greek.

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n636/worland/100_0823.jpg

vafish
07-16-2012, 18:41
Stop showing me those. I'll be at Camp Perry later this week. I want one bad enough already.

Berto
07-16-2012, 19:25
I never caught on to the Garand thing, but I really need to...those are sweet rifles.

ithaca_deerslayer
07-16-2012, 20:41
It's really luck of the draw. No reason why the Winchesters would be in any worse shape than the Springfields. I have picked up a few Service Grade Springfields from the CMP over the years, and many of the Field/Rack Grade Winchesters I have received are in far better condition. Sometimes they're out of Rack/Field Grade Winnie's and you end up with a Service Grade instead. Just luck. Whatever comes off the rack first.

Here's a small example. All the M1s are Winchesters except for 1 Rock-Ola carbine. The black wood stock is a Danish return. The one below it with the reddish stock is Greek.

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n636/worland/100_0823.jpg

If those be yours, you are too cool for words :)

I'd like one. Or a Sprinfield bolt. Just haven't ever move them up high enough on the priority level. So it continually something I want but never get :)

IndianaMatt
07-16-2012, 20:51
Any photos yet? I was looking into a CMP Garand. What kind of weapon are they shipping these days?

hogship
07-16-2012, 21:02
I never caught on to the Garand thing, but I really need to...those are sweet rifles.

As much of a gun nut as you are, Berto.......you should have at least one Garand. I probably won't ever get another one, but I did get a service grade about 15 years ago......it's a re-conditioned 1942 Springfield with original barrel. Oh, the history of our fathers is a great legacy, and stories this one could tell of heroism and patriotism!.......:supergrin:

ooc

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL431/781008/1425902/30711982.jpg

fnfalman
07-16-2012, 21:19
I rushed home from work so that I can ogle my new baby. Alas, the sun was already setting so the photos are rather crappy.

This Springfield has dark wood stock so it might be a Danish return. The package is quite appealing. The last time the H&R came in a cardboard box and certificate. This time it comes in a CMP-granded plastic foam box, paperwork to include chamber flag, certificate, a blank target, flyers AND an operator's manual. Nice touch indeed.

There were some minor rust spots on the rear of the receiver but looks like only surface rust. The finish is worn a bit around the muzzle. Wood stock is dinged all over the places but no big dings and no cracks - exactly what I wanted.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/CMP%20Garand/SpringfieldFieldGrade14.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/CMP%20Garand/SpringfieldFieldGrade15.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/CMP%20Garand/SpringfieldFieldGrade12.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/CMP%20Garand/SpringfieldFieldGrade9.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/CMP%20Garand/SpringfieldFieldGrade7.jpg

fnfalman
07-16-2012, 21:23
HRA bolt - not too surprising since that most if not all of these guns had been refurbished at least once.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/CMP%20Garand/SpringfieldFieldGrade26.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/CMP%20Garand/SpringfieldFieldGrade6.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/CMP%20Garand/SpringfieldFieldGrade8.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/CMP%20Garand/SpringfieldFieldGrade19.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/CMP%20Garand/SpringfieldFieldGrade21.jpg

hogship
07-16-2012, 21:33
Excellent fnfalman.......enjoy!

ooc

fnfalman
07-16-2012, 21:48
I'd only hope that this one shoots as well as the Service Grade H&R that I already have.

NeverMore1701
07-16-2012, 22:57
I'd really like one, but god knows I don't need another caliber to stock :faint:

AZ Jeff
07-16-2012, 23:01
Things have sure changed since I got my first DCM rifle in the 1990"s.

Back then, they came via USPS, and you signed at the P.O., and they were heat shrunk in plastic, with whatever was underneath. My first one had newspaper still stuck to the IHC stock with linseed oil. The metal work, on the other hand, was original GI circa May, 1944, with original barrel. (must have been a stateside gun all the way.)

Wurger
07-16-2012, 23:02
Nice!!!

Enjoy!

Lior
07-16-2012, 23:42
Lovely rifles. Enjoy your rights to own, shoot and enjoy them. Remind me of "Hymn for the Fallen".

bac1023
07-17-2012, 03:46
Looks great :thumbsup:

CBennett
07-17-2012, 06:23
Your making me more anxious!

thisaway
07-17-2012, 09:49
Cool! I have six M1s myself...they are addicting!

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fnfalman
07-17-2012, 10:02
I think that two is plenty for me...knock on wood.

I need to get me a couple of those 16" blade bayonets though.