My first Garand

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My first Garand

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Post by cirus » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:36 pm

I wanted a shooter so got a CMP rack grade special. Receiver is from June 43 and the bolt from Nov. 41. New barrel and stock. Had to have the m1905 made in 1917 also. Sorry about the pic up side down.
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Post by parabelum » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:42 pm

Congratulations! I’ve got mine from cmp few years ago, don’t shoot it much, maybe 5-6 clips per year but when I do it makes me grin! Absolutely love it.
Where did you get your bayonet and what year is it? Looks like a 10”?
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Re: My first Garand

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Post by cirus » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:58 pm

No its a 16" made in 1917. I've got a 10" also made by AFH i think. Got both from CMP forum members. The 16" has been reparked.


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Post by SigM4 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:12 pm

Very nice. I enjoy my M1 and 03-A3. Was planning on my first CMP match with both earlier this spring before everything went crazy. Hopefully get to do that for the first time this fall.

Still want to add an M1 Carbine, a 1903 and a 1917 Enfield at some point.

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Post by cirus » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:18 pm

I ran into a 1917 Enfield the other day but it had been sporterized. I started to ask the old guy how much he would take for it but i didnt know what a stock would cost for it.


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Post by equin » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:18 pm

Nice! I also got a CMP Special a few years ago. Mine’s a post Korean War H&R receiver. Love shooting it. My Uncle Juan fought in the Pacific during WWII, and my Uncle Manolo and Step-Grandfather Guilo fought in Korea. So I’m sure at least one of them carried an M1.
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Post by AF-Odin » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:50 pm

Congrats! Love my Service Grade M-1, 1903, 1903A3, 1917, and Carbine. All I need now is a Krag,
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Re: My first Garand

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Post by stever1950 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:15 pm

Anyone looking for a crate of period ammo for their Garand?
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Post by SigM4 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:41 pm

stever1950 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:15 pm
Anyone looking for a crate of period ammo for their Garand?
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Post by stever1950 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:44 pm

SigM4 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:41 pm
stever1950 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:15 pm
Anyone looking for a crate of period ammo for their Garand?
Always!
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Re: My first Garand

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Post by C-dub » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:07 pm

Very nice cirus and everyone else.

We gotta shut this thread down now or it's gonna cost me some serious $$.

I have an M1 Garand, 1903 Springfield (A3 I think), and a #4 Mark 1 Enfield.

There's a guy in Irving that is supposed to be able to get stocks for the 1903's. Not too much from what I hear. Thing is he's only open a couple days a week and that was before all the fun this year. I've never made it down to his place to see if he can get me one for mine. The barrel is shot out of mine, so it would be purely for aesthetics anyway. My dad bought it for $25 out of a pickle barrel in some pawn shop before I was born and threw away the original stock then sporterized it. :cryin
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