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dadoody
04-02-2010, 11:59 AM
Is this a good price?

http://www.southernohiogun.com/new-arrivals/new-shipment-new-lower-price-u-s-m1-garands.html

With shipping and FFL (I never got my C&R license), it's a little over $500.

dav
04-02-2010, 12:03 PM
It says "out of stock". Big Five sporting goods can match that price - the quality is horrendous and these are usually Korean returns.

Buy from the CMP (www.thecmp.org (http://www.thecmp.org)) or private party. Only way to get a good Garand. Wait is still 6-9 months through CMP.

vf111
04-02-2010, 1:04 PM
Actually, my Field grade arrived almost exactly four weeks after CMP received my order so they are catching up.

And stay the heck away from the SOG / Century imported Garands. Reports are they came from a Central American country that didn't take care of them.

m1aowner
04-02-2010, 1:41 PM
Wow good price. Should've got that a long time ago.

Once A Marine
04-02-2010, 3:20 PM
I have what appears to be Century import M1 Garand - part numbers (as one would expect) range from mid 40s through post war, post war stock, post war barrel. Condition is pretty nasty - had all the metal soaking in evaporust for hours, and some of it is still soaking. All sorts of nasty junk came out of the bore on the first patch :(

Should have done my homework first.

dadoody
04-02-2010, 3:26 PM
says in stock

t0kie
04-02-2010, 3:35 PM
yeah, I just checked it, but if it's a junk then although is cheap, we ended up losing money :(
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Fot
04-02-2010, 3:44 PM
I have what appears to be Century import M1 Garand - part numbers (as one would expect) range from mid 40s through post war, post war stock, post war barrel. Condition is pretty nasty - had all the metal soaking in evaporust for hours, and some of it is still soaking. All sorts of nasty junk came out of the bore on the first patch :(

Should have done my homework first.

Any pics you can share with the rest of us?

Once A Marine
04-02-2010, 4:20 PM
Any pics you can share with the rest of us?

What do you want to see?

Here's the rifle as purchased, and the parts sitting in evaporust (the cuffs are not part of the rifle).

http://members.cox.net/1nceamarine/garandf.jpg

http://members.cox.net/1nceamarine/m1soak.jpg

thefifthspeed
04-02-2010, 4:42 PM
Buy from the CMP (www.thecmp.org (http://www.thecmp.org)) or private party. Only way to get a good Garand. Wait is still 6-9 months through CMP.

Not even close. The turn-around time from the CMP is 1-2 months right now.

jamesob
04-02-2010, 5:17 PM
didn't someone post a few weeks ago about these and were disapointed?

run8
04-02-2010, 5:41 PM
I got a Springfield Armory M1, 98,000 serial # for $495, and it didn't take no 6-9 months.

It says "out of stock". Big Five sporting goods can match that price - the quality is horrendous and these are usually Korean returns.

Buy from the CMP (www.thecmp.org (http://www.thecmp.org)) or private party. Only way to get a good Garand. Wait is still 6-9 months through CMP.

Seesm
04-02-2010, 6:18 PM
Run 8 do you want to sell it? :)

It says "out of stock". Big Five sporting goods can match that price - the quality is horrendous and these are usually Korean returns.

Buy from the CMP (www.thecmp.org (http://www.thecmp.org)) or private party. Only way to get a good Garand. Wait is still 6-9 months through CMP.

big 5 match a $429 price? I am going to go with NOT... They had one for sale for like $700 a few months ago.

Superior Shine
04-02-2010, 6:45 PM
I purchased an M1 Garand from Turners that was a Korean buy back for $249. This was over 10-12 years ago. When I get to the range a guy next to me sees Korean writing on the stock. He goes on and on about how I got screwed, how the barrels are all shot out, etc.....

I proceeded to shoot a 1 inch group at 100 meters with it. I haven't even clean the gun by then.

I did get to thoroughly go through the rifle before I bought it or maybe I got lucky.

mls343
04-02-2010, 7:48 PM
Current CMP times are about 30-40 days. I've purchsed 2 Service Grade M1 Garands and 2 SG M1 Carbines in the last 3 months - not including 600+ rounds of 30-06 ammo set to arrive tomorrow.

Go with CMP. You will not be disapponted.

Next on my last - M1 HRA

thefifthspeed
04-02-2010, 8:39 PM
I purchased an M1 Garand from Turners that was a Korean buy back for $249. This was over 10-12 years ago. When I get to the range a guy next to me sees Korean writing on the stock. He goes on and on about how I got screwed, how the barrels are all shot out, etc.....

I proceeded to shoot a 1 inch group at 100 meters with it. I haven't even clean the gun by then.

I did get to thoroughly go through the rifle before I bought it or maybe I got lucky.

1" group? That is excellent...beyond excellent. Did it happen to have a NM or LMR barrel or are you just and great shot in general?

7.62x54R
04-02-2010, 10:55 PM
What do you want to see?

Here's the rifle as purchased, and the parts sitting in evaporust (the cuffs are not part of the rifle).

http://members.cox.net/1nceamarine/garandf.jpg

http://members.cox.net/1nceamarine/m1soak.jpg

Interesting I thought about buying one but to have a M14 Magazine conversion done and change to a 308 barrel. If they fall in price more I may just buy one. Ill buy from CMP for a normal Garand.

tunder
04-02-2010, 11:00 PM
Once A Marine-

Could you please post some after pics, and how good the Evaporust works.

Once A Marine
04-03-2010, 12:14 AM
Once A Marine-

Could you please post some after pics, and how good the Evaporust works.

I don't have any good before pics. The shot above doesn't really show the pitting (in the usual stock areas, and in areas on the barrel), nor the heavy rust areas (rear sight, inside the receiver, barrel, spring recess on the op rod, etc).

I can categorically say that the Evapo-rust is an outstanding product. After soaking and re-soaking all the metal parts for most of the day (about 14 hours for the longest parts, 10 for the shortest), 99% of the rust is gone. The rear sight had a really bad spot, but I'll do another cleaning once I get some inspection tools in this coming week. The Evapo-rust also ate a bunch of the crud out of the bore - the first patch through after removal from my makeshift tank actually pushed goo out of the muzzle before the patch came through. First time was heavy with rust, second and third times was mostly carbon build up. The bore has that "fuzzy" look as if it wasn't cleaned after firing corrosive rounds, but at least it's much cleaner than a day ago!

The Garand is new to me - I couldn't tell you what should be normal or not. As I worked through the cleaning with an assembly/disassembly book, I noticed that there probably is more pitting than there should be, but all the parts and wear areas look serviceable. I'd probably say it's a field grade, according to the CMP standards. It will be interesting to see how it gauges out this week. Then I'll figure out what I'm going to do with it. The receiver S/N is under 3 million, but I might just part with it as I don't know how much effort I really want to put into it.

Navyguy0023
04-03-2010, 12:34 AM
Not even close. The turn-around time from the CMP is 1-2 months right now.

Yep got my last month, only took about 4 weeks.

tunder
04-03-2010, 5:52 AM
Once A Marine
Evapo-rust is an outstanding product
That not enough people know about.
My sentiments exactly.
I'm getting a S&W 1917 ready to dip.

grnt
04-03-2010, 8:04 AM
Remember the greek rack grades from CMP for $299.00. I miss those days