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kalibear
03-10-2005, 8:27 AM
This is a good deal! http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

http://newspaperads.mercurynews.com/RopAds.aspx?adv=34497

kalibear
03-10-2005, 8:27 AM
This is a good deal! http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

http://newspaperads.mercurynews.com/RopAds.aspx?adv=34497

icormba
03-10-2005, 9:37 AM
look at the fine print:
http://newspaperads.mercurynews.com/RopAds.aspx?adv=34497

not an M1A, just the Garand...

It's also a bit mis-leading, is it a WWII issue 1911? I don't think so. The SAinc M1 Garand is already WAYYYY over priced considering anyone who can own a gun can buy an M1 Garand for $295-$500 shipped to your front door.
(YES, even in California)
so in a way, it's not really a deal... the SA 1911 for $400 + $500 for a M1 (REAL USGI) = $900.
add the sales tax & DROS to the $400 1911.

p.s. if it was a M1A, I'd leave work right now & head over! http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

kalibear
03-10-2005, 11:20 AM
Thanks for clearing that up!

shooterx10
03-10-2005, 11:27 AM
I called the store and inquired about the price of the WWII 1911 pistol (out of curiosity) and the salesguy corrected me about which rifle you had to buy. The sale lasts up to the 16th.

You can pick up a vintage M1 Garand from the CMP (www.odcmp.com (http://www.odcmp.com)) for a alot less than the SA, Inc. M1 Garand.

I'm sure if it was the M1A, there would be a LINE out the door! And I'll be there with great anticipation! http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Bling Bling
03-10-2005, 11:30 AM
Maybe worth calling them to clarify. Or going down there to take a look and hope the salesman screws up. If they were giving away a 1911 with a M1A I would *find* the money to make it happen too. That is a killer deal!

Thanks for posting! We rarely find good deals on firearms in the bay area!

TonyNorCal
03-10-2005, 11:33 AM
Actually,

That's a Garand in .308 (it looks like a newly manufactured Springfield). All the CMP Garands currently available are .30/06. New springfield .308s sell on the net for $999 - 1099 (if you look around). So, this deal might not be as bad as some think (assuming it's a new one).

TonyNorCal
03-10-2005, 11:41 AM
I just called them and that is a new Springfield .308. This is actually a fairly good deal. It's cheaper than you'd pay for either over the net and through your least expensive FFL.

Store says details are you pay no tax for the .45, only DROS.

Cheers.

jnojr
03-10-2005, 12:08 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tony:
Actually,

That's a Garand in .308 (it looks like a newly manufactured Springfield). All the CMP Garands currently available are .30/06. New springfield .308s sell on the net for $999 - 1099 (if you look around). So, this deal might not be as bad as some think (assuming it's a new one). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Fulton Armory will convert a "real" Garand to .308 for $295, IIRC I'm thinking of doing that one of these days with one of mine...

Mugwump
03-10-2005, 1:10 PM
If they'e giving them away...there's probably a reason. Springfield's quality control isn't up to snuff any longer. I have a standard M1A, purchased new, which had a bunch of problems that finally required sending back to the factory. Also, a friend had a brand new 1911 which had a front sight that was wrong and required work. I'm sure these problems weren't unique.

icormba
03-10-2005, 4:20 PM
ok, this should help out...

SA inc M1 Garands are NOT new. The only things new are the barrel, the receiver (made in Australia), and the Boyd's stock. All the other parts are used USGI parts that may or may not be worn out but are re-parked. Many shot very well & Many do not. I can't comment from 1st hand experience because I took my $900-$1200 to the CMP and bought MULTIPLE M1's http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
www.m1garand.net (http://www.m1garand.net)

I am willing to bet that these M1Garands are just not selling as well as they wished, probably because of the CMP "Greek" $295 returns! THAT IS A STEAL!!

I know I will probably never buy a SAinc M1, but I wouldn't mind having a SAinc 1911A1.

Fjold
03-11-2005, 8:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> I can't comment from 1st hand experience because I took my $900-$1200 to the CMP and bought MULTIPLE M1's http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Forgive me for jumping in here but I bought a CMP M-1 Garand in 1981 for about $125. At that time the rules were that you could only buy one in your lifetime.

Has this changed?

icormba
03-11-2005, 8:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Fjold:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> I can't comment from 1st hand experience because I took my $900-$1200 to the CMP and bought MULTIPLE M1's http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Forgive me for jumping in here but I bought a CMP M-1 Garand in 1981 for about $125. At that time the rules were that you could only buy one in your lifetime.

Has this changed? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

yes sir! 8 per year is now the max. you can also have up to 10 receivers as well!

http://www.odcmp.com/Services/Rifles/m1garand.htm

slowjon
03-12-2005, 6:45 PM
I read somewhere that the Govt. requested Springfield start with 7 million serial numbers on new Garands to eliminate any confusion over them being WWII era guns versus new ones. That was a good idea in my book. FYI