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Old 01-26-2013, 16:06   #1
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CMP sent me a beautiful rifle!

A week ago I was complaining about the latest 200 rounds of 30-06 that I got from CMP and that it was pretty crappy looking.

Well, Thursday the FedEx man brought my latest Garand and it's beautiful. It's a post-war Springfield, service grade, re-barreled 1/55. I don't think the new barrel was shot much or at all, muzzle measures 1, throat 2. Bore is bright and shiny.

If that's not enough it has a complete new matching stock and hand guards.

I don't know if it mattered, but I included a small donation in my order for the CMP. I don't think I've seen a prettier $650 Garand!

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Old 01-26-2013, 16:08   #2
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Old 01-26-2013, 16:27   #3
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Grats! Every time I see one of these posts it reminds me I need to pick one up.
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Old 01-26-2013, 16:41   #4
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Old 01-26-2013, 16:55   #5
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Congrats, but let's see some pics!!
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Old 01-26-2013, 16:59   #6
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Congrats, I got one delivered last month, contemplating getting another.
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Old 01-26-2013, 17:22   #7
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Congrats. You picked a great battle rifle.

Now, set up a target 500 yards away and have fun with your Garand.....like I did in the summer of '57.
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Old 01-26-2013, 17:25   #8
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Congrats,.......now pick up a 1903!
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Old 01-26-2013, 17:27   #9
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Old 01-26-2013, 20:41   #10
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Old 01-26-2013, 20:44   #11
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Nice. A Garand is on my short list. I hope I'm as lucky!
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Old 01-26-2013, 20:46   #12
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nice!!!
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Old 01-26-2013, 21:09   #13
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Do they make airsoft/gun $40 quad rails for it? I'd put a ncstar 12-60x scope on it and get some 2000 yd range time w/ extreme shock ammo. For sure get a polymer folding stock and...!!!!!


...oh wait the anesthetic is wearing off...coming out of the ether... What was that crap I was writing?

Reality: That's a beauty. Brings me back to a time when one bought a rifle, shot it and mastered it w/o one friggen mod. Ranging by iron sights is pretty darn effective and 30-06 is as good as it gets. Enjoy.

The good old days... Again what a fine rifle!
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Old 01-26-2013, 21:11   #14
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Very nice indeed!!

I've purchased six M1 rifles from the CMP in the past dozen years and I've never been disappointed.
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Old 01-26-2013, 22:05   #15
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Nice! That's definitely on my short list.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:21   #16
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Very nice indeed.




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Old 01-27-2013, 03:49   #17
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Very nice.

Congrats!
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:09   #18
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Very nice.

Congrats!
Thanks.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:04   #19
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Congrats, very nice.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:23   #20
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How difficult is it to find ammo? What is the average cost? More or less than .308?
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