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I finally "pulled the trigger"!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Ironbar, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Today I sent my paperwork to the CMP to purchase an M1 Garand! I ordered the .30-06 CMP Special Grade with new stock and Criterion barrel. I'm hoping to get into shooting some Garand matches once I learn up on how they're run!
     
  2. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest Polk County, Oregon Active Member

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    Most excellent, I am happy with my CMP Garand, while its a field grade, it is beautiful to me, its a Springfield, and it dates to about April-May 1944 IIRC. Couldn't have asked for more.
     
  3. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    I have always wanted to do that too!

    Out of curiosity what are the M1's costing through the CMP these days?
     
  4. no1gman

    no1gman Hoquiam, WA New Member

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    field grade goes for $525 and the service grade is $625, plus $24.95 shipping on either. Then you get into the upper grades and it goes up from there. Check Rifle Sales - M1 Garand for further grades and prices
     
  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Watch your thumb, Ironbar! LOL!!! Hope you enjoy your Garand!
     
  6. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    I've already watched youtube videos about "M1 Thumb", so hopefully I can avoid that!
     
  7. mac9990

    mac9990 Salem, Oregon Member

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    Just keep your thumb out of where it doesn't belong! :)
    It is impossible to happen while loading.
    It usually happens while cleaning or dicking around with the bolt while unloaded.
    When empty, don't put any appendage in front of the bolt unless the little finger edge of your right hand is stopping the charging handle from going forward. Read your booklet, and all the Armorers corner on the CMP site.
    Do an M1 thumb search and read up. It CAN"T happen while loading or when there is a clip inserted.
    Have fun!
     
  8. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    I suppose I'm going to be champing at the bit for a month aren't I?
     
  9. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    I bought three 30 carbines [ Rock-Ola, IBM, M1A1 inland ] and a correct grade M1. Back then 30-06 was 24 cents a round or so. Still have about 2500 rounds on clips and in boxes. I was happy with all the guns. And the customer service is the best. It's a honor in a way to own a WWII CMP rifle. I think of the men who used them. The sacrafice these men and boys made. You get to own a piece of history. How cool is that!