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Even though the exterior shows quite a bit
Of abuse the barrel is like a mirror. I believe FN supplied the barrels when they rebuilt these into carbines from full rifles.
 

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Even though the exterior shows quite a bit
Of abuse the barrel is like a mirror. I believe FN supplied the barrels when they rebuilt these into carbines from full rifles.
There's personality, and stories from far away lands in those dents, dings and gouges!
 

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WWII long gun collection is coming along nicely!

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1943 Remington M1903A3
1940 Springfield Garand (CMP Service Grade)
1940 Mauser Oberndorf 42 K98k
1937 J.P. Sauer & Sohn S/147 K98k
1944 Winchester Model 1897 Takedown converted to a Trench replica

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WWII long gun collection is coming along nicely!

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1943 Remington M1903A3
1940 Springfield Garand (CMP Service Grade)
1940 Mauser Oberndorf 42 K98k
1937 J.P. Sauer & Sohn S/147 K98k
1944 Winchester Model 1897 Takedown converted to a Trench replica

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That is a new stock on the Garand? From CMP? When did you get that and how was the metal. Rust, pitting? I've never read of someone being dissatisfied with a service grade. But I haven't read THAT many reviews. I've got one coming for myself ...In THREE more months, if I'm lucky. A week after they would have received my order they put the "SOLD OUT" on the service grades.
 

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That is a new stock on the Garand? From CMP? When did you get that and how was the metal. Rust, pitting? I've never read of someone being dissatisfied with a service grade. But I haven't read THAT many reviews. I've got one coming for myself ...In THREE more months, if I'm lucky. A week after they would have received my order they put the "SOLD OUT" on the service grades.
My first CMP Garand was re-stocked. It is a 1943 receiver with a 1947 barrel. There was no rust on any of the parts and only very light pitting on a couple of the internal parts, which is nitpicking. The finish is worn off in places where you might expect. The rear sight was stripped and would not hold zero, the firing pin broke after 200 rounds, and the gas plug came loose while shooting. Once I fixed those things the only change I made was a National Match front sight. Now it is a reliable shooter.

Of all the old relics I have in my safe nothing gets so many looks and draws so much interest at the range as this one.

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That is a new stock on the Garand? From CMP? When did you get that and how was the metal. Rust, pitting? I've never read of someone being dissatisfied with a service grade. But I haven't read THAT many reviews. I've got one coming for myself ...In THREE more months, if I'm lucky. A week after they would have received my order they put the "SOLD OUT" on the service grades.
Yeah the stock is definitely new, marked CMP on the left side. All metal parts are in great shape, no rust or pitting. Barrel looks great. I'm very happy with the condition overall. I shot it for the first time this weekend and it ran like a champ.
 

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My first CMP Garand was re-stocked. It is a 1943 receiver with a 1947 barrel. There was no rust on any of the parts and only very light pitting on a couple of the internal parts, which is nitpicking. The finish is worn off in places where you might expect. The rear sight was stripped and would not hold zero, the firing pin broke after 200 rounds, and the gas plug came loose while shooting. Once I fixed those things the only change I made was a National Match front sight. Now it is a reliable shooter.

Of all the old relics I have in my safe nothing gets so many looks and draws so much interest at the range as this one.

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I have a Garand. It was built by a gentlemen Marine/Viet Nam Vet that was quit good at what he does with M1s. It's built on a '43Win receiver/'53 SA barrel. A repro stock, all other parts are new, or very close to new, BMB..."Breda Meccanica Bresciana". It's not GI so I'm really looking forward to what ever i get from CMP. I'm reading a book now by Jim Thompson called "The Essential M1 Garand". The author has an incredible amount of respect for ALL iterations of the M1. Reading the book has opened my eyes to just how many M1 Garand based rifle are out there. And how many other countries made parts for them, that are virtually completely interchangeable.
 
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Newest pickups (collection is growing fast)

M44 Spanish Air force mauser, Type 99 "Naval special" Arisaka (matching numbers), refinished Type 99 Arisaka (bought it because it was $115 and whoever owned it last did a good job on the refinish), and lastly a 1941 ishapore SMLE.

And for those wondering what a Naval special is it was a Type 99 made in Yokosuka out of primarily cast iron (only the bolt and barrel were steel). Instead of a mum they stamped an anchor onto it.

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Collection is still growing (probably too fast honestly).
-Remington 1903a3: Basically brand new repro scant stock, two grove '43 barrel. Just got to remove the black paint..
-Type 38 Arisaka: Numbers matching including the dust cover with unmolested mum.
-MAS 36: bayonet included.

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Nice stuff, brother...
You should do one rifle at a time with four or five good pictures. It keeps each rifle interesting and because you will run out of rifles to post even though you’re collecting as fast as you can.
 
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