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To keep it brief, I was notified suddenly yesterday that an M1 Garand I sent in paperwork for last fall was shipped overnight and will be arriving within the hour. The cost was $750 for the rifle and looking at shipping rates, it was possibly $300 to ship. Are they .gov funded? Do they rely that much on donations? I would have thought it was gonna come via horse and carriage.....
 

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I also think it's interesting they overnight by Fedex. After waiting 4-months, what's another week? As a satisfied customer of CMP I'm certainly not complaining... but I do wonder how this pencils out.
 
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I also think it's interesting they overnight by Fedex. After waiting 4-months, what's another week? As a satisfied customer of CMP I'm certainly not complaining... but I do wonder how this pencils out.
The less time it spends in shipping the less time there is for someone to snatch it. I think that's also the rationale behind some firearm shipping requirements.
 

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Big companies get big discounts on shipping. I have UPS and FedEx accounts through work, and am always amazed at the cheap rates when I overnight something cross country.

I recently bought some brass from another member here, about a hundred miles south of me. I just made a shipping label through my work account (paid for it myself, of course), and sent it to him to use to send me the brass. Shipping cost for a 25 pound box? $5.99

That was UPS Ground, but it’s hardly worth driving across town for that price.
 

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Every time I read about someone getting a CMP M1, I get this silly thought in my mind that I should get another one myself. Then I remind myself that I really need to decrease, not increase. Besides, I already have, uh, more than one... :oops:

What I really wish I had done is to have bought one of the Italian return M1 Carbines when they had them a decade or so ago. Those were nice, and they were selling them for something like $450. I just couldn't justify spending the money at the time.

There's just something about the old Garand. Maybe it's just nostalgia, and remembering my WWII veteran grandfather talk about them when I was little. There just seems to be something special about those old rifles. For a rifle that was first adopted 85 years ago, it could still hold it's own today if it had to.
 

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It didn't seem that long ago, though in reality it was probably more like 8 yrs, when a forum buddy and
I pooled our piggy banks and ordered 30k of 22LR from CMP for something low (now) like $600 shipped.
Right place, right time.
 
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