Buying M1 Garand?

Discussion in 'General Military Arms & History Forum' started by 25yretcoastie, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. 25yretcoastie

    25yretcoastie Member

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    Aug 27, 2011
    Fort Pierce Fl
    Does anyone know if CMP is the best place to buy one ? If so if you are close enough would you go to the retail store in Al or just order one mail order?
    I need one to compleate my collection of us WW2 common arms
     
  2. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    In my opinion, you are not going to find one cheaper or better than the CMP.

    I've heard both sides of the store. Find some good stuff there by picking it over, and the stuff sent to the store is the bottom of the barrel - you get better by just ordering.

    Never been to the store, myself, so don't know. Quite happy with the one they sent me, though.
     

  3. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    They wouldnt have a very good reputation as the CIVILIAN MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAM if they sold in-accurate rifles. I bought a CMP Service Grade from George Moody here and it is as accurate as I can ask.
     
  4. B27

    B27 New Member

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    Sep 23, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    What is the CMP asking nowadays for a Garand?

    A local shop here in Atlanta has a couple very, very nice guns in the $800 range and would be happy to ship to another FFL.
     
  5. 25yretcoastie

    25yretcoastie Member

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    Aug 27, 2011
    Fort Pierce Fl
    I think in the 550 600 range
     
  6. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    friend of mine has two for sale one he completely cleaned it up refinished stock and everything bargainnews.com if u want to look?
     
  7. targetacqmgt

    targetacqmgt New Member

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    Sep 21, 2012
    What he said the last time I looked at a CMP catalogue
     
  8. langenc

    langenc Active Member

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    Oct 23, 2009
    Montmorency Co, MI
    I thought when they hit $150 that was too much. Still dont have one.
     
  9. targetacqmgt

    targetacqmgt New Member

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    Sep 21, 2012
    Bloody things are HEAVY unless you restock them in syn (I have no idea how well that works), I had the privlege to take care of 5 match grade M-1's when in the service. Nobody wanted to shoot them on the range so I fired all five and enjoyed that feel of the "kick" they gave---until the next day when my shoulder was sore as heck. I quess if you play you got to pay sometimes. hahah
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2012
  10. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Same thing here. Now to get one I'm going to have to spend a bunch more money!
     
  11. 25yretcoastie

    25yretcoastie Member

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    Aug 27, 2011
    Fort Pierce Fl
    IMO its money well spent///////////////////
     
  12. CHW2021

    CHW2021 Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2009
    Louisiana
    CMP is the best place to buy a Garand, their customer service is quite well regarded and the pricing is fair. Look at your local gunshows and see the Garands offered at higher prices. When the CMP runs out the prices will only go up.
     
  13. clamman

    clamman Active Member

    Whatever you do get the Garand. I bought one ten 12 years ago for $550 and sold it last fall for $1000!!
     
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