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eighteenninetytwo
11-17-2010, 12:37 PM
Quick question. Correct grade has "all correct parts for the date of manufacture with 80% or better overall original metal finish". There is no specificity around whether they would have all parts from the SAME manufacturer? should they, or is it not required to be 'correct'?

Divernhunter
11-17-2010, 12:51 PM
They are all the correct parts for that serial number range from the same manufacture as the reciever. So if it is a springfield reciever it will have all springfield parts which were assembled with the rifle as new. I have 2 a springfield and an H&R which both look like they never been used.

NaughtyMonkey
11-17-2010, 4:34 PM
They are all the correct parts for that serial number range from the same manufacture as the reciever. So if it is a springfield reciever it will have all springfield parts which were assembled with the rifle as new. I have 2 a springfield and an H&R which both look like they never been used.


I don't have a "Correct" grade but from what I understand most are not used and from the Korean Era, I'm sure there are some exceptions. I have two Field Grades which came with mismatched parts.

Russ661
11-17-2010, 5:01 PM
This is a tricky question because some of the late production H&R and Springfield rifles had intermingled parts from the factory! There is no guarentee all the parts will be from the same manufacturer only that they will be date/period correct for that rifle. There was a long thread about that over on the CMP site. Guys were sending their H&R correct grades back because they had DRC windage knobs on them rather than HRA when in fact DRC was correct!

Milsurp Collector
11-17-2010, 5:23 PM
My HRA Correct Grade

http://i31.tinypic.com/2s9ok94.jpg
http://i30.tinypic.com/2s1k7jk.jpg

NaughtyMonkey
11-17-2010, 5:27 PM
Beautiful looking rifle you have there!

Orlando
11-18-2010, 5:53 AM
HRA Correct
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f197/Garandlover/Correct%20Grade%20HRA/HRA1.jpg
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f197/Garandlover/Correct%20Grade%20HRA/HRA6.jpg
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f197/Garandlover/Correct%20Grade%20HRA/hra.jpg
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f197/Garandlover/Correct%20Grade%20HRA/MVC-020S.jpg

Orlando
11-18-2010, 5:53 AM
SA Correct
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f197/Garandlover/Springfield%20Correct/MVC-022S.jpg
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f197/Garandlover/Springfield%20Correct/MVC-025S.jpg
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f197/Garandlover/Springfield%20Correct/MVC-021S.jpg
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f197/Garandlover/Springfield%20Correct/MVC-028S-1.jpg

rojocorsa
11-18-2010, 1:32 PM
Milsurp collector, why does the wood on your M-1 look shinier than what's "normal?"

Milsurp Collector
11-18-2010, 2:33 PM
Milsurp collector, why does the wood on your M-1 look shinier than what's "normal?"

I think it's just the photo, it doesn't look that shiny in real life. I only used raw linseed oil on it. Repeated applications, time, and handling does make the finish smoother.

Orlando
11-18-2010, 4:05 PM
I actually prefer that used, aged, patina look

Sydwaiz
11-19-2010, 7:19 PM
Did you guys purchase them as "correct" or assemble them?

Funny story here but back a few years ago before CMP was even offering "correct" or "field", I ordered a Greek service grade. When I got it, the certificate said Greek but the tag said different! It arrived in a metallic plastic bag and jam packed full of cosmoline. I scraped just enough cosmo off to see all the numbers and surprisingly enough, everything matched except the trigger group! All the stamps were on the stock and everything. The only odd thing was the front handguard being darker than the rest. I found the correct trigger group for it, left all the cosmo on it and returned it to its plastic bag and there it still sits a few years later! There are some storage dings on the stock but other than that, the gun looks like it was placed in storage way back when and never removed until CMP got it. I basically got what would have been a collector grade at the time for the price of a service grade! I would love to have the dings pulled out of the stock but am afraid to ruin it.

Milsurp Collector
11-19-2010, 8:32 PM
Did you guys purchase them as "correct" or assemble them?



Mine was purchased as a CMP Correct Grade. Several guys have purchased a Service Grade that had only one part - like the bolt - that was "incorrect" so it was easy to make it "correct".

Orlando
11-20-2010, 3:53 AM
Mine were both bought as Corrects.
I have several others that I have built as Corrects
SA Feb 1944 and a Post War 1955 SA

eighteenninetytwo
11-20-2010, 9:10 AM
The reason for this thread in the first place is I have an SA service grade but it has an HRA trigger group, but the metal, all of it, looks new and still has cosmo over it. Did SA sub contract parts to other manfacturers?

microwaveguy
11-20-2010, 10:02 AM
Mine was purchased as a CMP Correct Grade. Several guys have purchased a Service Grade that had only one part - like the bolt - that was "incorrect" so it was easy to make it "correct".

My Springfield came that way with a H&R trigger group . Swapped that with another 5.8 mil mixmaster that I have and as far as I can tell it is now correct :D

Orlando
11-20-2010, 10:46 AM
Subcontract to HRA, No
SA may have used up leftover HRA parts after HRA stopped assembling rifles.
More than likely your Garand is a Greek return that was uaes very little but was broke down and slathered in heavy storage grease,
How did it get the HRA Trigger group? I doubt this was done one rifle at a time and it just got mixed in from other piles of parts
What stock does it have?? HRA or SA?

eighteenninetytwo
11-22-2010, 8:12 AM
It has an SA stock with RA cartouche. Nothing odd and nothing about it suggests that it's ever been used enough to warrant a trigger group replacement.

Orlando
11-22-2010, 1:31 PM
May have been through a rebuild. The RA can either mean it went through a rebuild or its a inspection mark