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Blood Ocean
04-13-2012, 2:11 PM
Not sure if you've seen but the CMP is offering new manufacture M1 Garrands with .308 barrels for $995 plus SH. I'm ordering one for myself just because they're awesome, does anyone else have any interest? Not a group buy but since it does take a little work to be able to purchase I figured I'd offer a favor to those who would like one. I'm not asking for any commissions and PPT would be on you but PM me if you're interested.

From the website:
M1 Garand, CMP Special (.308)
Allow 30-60 days for delivery.
M1 Garand Springfield Armory receiver. This is a completely refurbished rifle consisting of an original M1 Garand Springfield receiver, new production Criterion barrel, new production American Walnut stock and handguards, and new web sling. Receiver and most other parts are refinished USGI, but some parts may be new manufacture. A .308 spacer block is installed to prevent the loading of a .30-06 round into the chamber.

cabinetguy
04-13-2012, 4:02 PM
seems good, but I think the garand and 30-06 go hand in hand

Divernhunter
04-13-2012, 6:46 PM
+1 on the 30-06. I have several.

BDH
04-13-2012, 7:55 PM
I have 3 M1s in .308/7.62 (1 .308 - 2 in 7.62) and I love 'em. I also have a Winchester M1 from DCM in .30-06. Love that one too, but it's easier for me to use .308. They'll give you a spacer so you can't jam in a clip of 06 rounds, but if you forget to put it back in after disassembly, it will still work. More of a liability thing.
http://www.fototime.com/CA7BA2A0A2DE80C/standard.jpg
The recoil is soft and very manageable.
Bruce

jyo
04-13-2012, 10:56 PM
A shooting buddy has a commerical Springfield Armory M1 308 shorty from many years back---wonderful rifle---shoots and runs just fine. If I was going to an M1, I would go 308---I don't want to take on another cartridge as I currently have two 308s---a Belgium FAL and a nice older Browning BLR.

constable
04-17-2012, 11:18 PM
:drool5:

bubbapug1
04-17-2012, 11:42 PM
This was covered in a thread a few days ago...it got ugly as the purists weighed in very bitterly. I think its a great deal. Where else are you going to get a 308 semi with the proven track record of an M1....for $995.00!!!

I still am not sure how the en blanc clips will work....can you use the 30-06 ones??

Intimid8tor
04-18-2012, 12:10 AM
I'm getting signed off on for CMP eligibility this Friday. I'm going to have to wait to order until we get moved, but I am looking forward to it.

OldShooter32
04-18-2012, 7:22 AM
This was covered in a thread a few days ago...it got ugly as the purists weighed in very bitterly. I think its a great deal. Where else are you going to get a 308 semi with the proven track record of an M1....for $995.00!!!

I still am not sure how the en blanc clips will work....can you use the 30-06 ones??

They work just fine, even the modified two-round ones.

Blood Ocean
04-18-2012, 9:16 AM
Can't wait for mine, the .30-06 surplus ammo is much cheaper but I don't care!!!

winnre
04-18-2012, 9:27 AM
What was the original caliber for the M1?

Blood Ocean
04-18-2012, 9:40 AM
Be careful with questions like this in public, you're at risk of having your man card revoked...it's .30-06
What was the original caliber for the M1?

winnre
04-18-2012, 9:43 AM
Be careful with questions like this in public, you're at risk of having your man card revoked...it's .30-06

Never played with such a classic and don't want to trust Turner's, ya know!

ott1
04-18-2012, 10:10 AM
Can't wait for mine, the .30-06 surplus ammo is much cheaper but I don't care!!!

30-06 ammo aren't cheaper than 308 surplus anymore.

Don the savage
04-18-2012, 10:15 AM
This was covered in a thread a few days ago...it got ugly as the purists weighed in very bitterly. I think its a great deal. Where else are you going to get a 308 semi with the proven track record of an M1....for $995.00!!!

I still am not sure how the en blanc clips will work....can you use the 30-06 ones??
Yeah it did get ugly, I dont know why if the us military converted garands to .308 it is so horrible. It's not like they re making them in 5.56, now that wold be heretical.

Vetteodyssey
04-18-2012, 10:23 AM
I ordered an M1 back in February and I just noticed it finally hit my CC last night! :drool5: I can't believe a wooden rifle is giving me wood, but I'm so stoked that it's finally on it's way. However it would be a hard sell at this point to convince my wife that I now need another one just to get the .308. If you get it remember, we need pictures.

chickenfried
04-18-2012, 10:25 AM
:confused: I don't think it got ugly. But the confused dude was funny.Yeah it did get ugly, I dont know why if the us military converted garands to .308 it is so horrible. It's not like they re making them in 5.56, now that wold be heretical.

RugerNo1
04-18-2012, 10:35 AM
What was the original caliber for the M1?

Be careful with questions like this in public, you're at risk of having your man card revoked...it's .30-06

Survey says...WRONG!:p

The M1 Garand, as John C. Garand designed it, used the .276 Pedersen cartridge. However, General Douglass MacArthur declared that a standard issue cartridge change with possible war looming was not a good idea considering the vast stockpiles of 30-06 already available so the decision was made to make the M1 a .30 caliber rifle.

There is your history lesson for the day.:D

Bhobbs
04-18-2012, 11:30 AM
Survey says...WRONG!:p

The M1 Garand, as John C. Garand designed it, used the .276 Pedersen cartridge. However, General Douglass MacArthur declared that a standard issue cartridge change with possible war looming was not a good idea considering the vast stockpiles of 30-06 already available so the decision was made to make the M1 a .30 caliber rifle.

There is your history lesson for the day.:D

Beat me too it.

kendog4570
04-18-2012, 1:25 PM
Survey says...WRONG!:p

The M1 Garand, as John C. Garand designed it, used the .276 Pedersen cartridge. However, General Douglass MacArthur declared that a standard issue cartridge change with possible war looming was not a good idea considering the vast stockpiles of 30-06 already available so the decision was made to make the M1 a .30 caliber rifle.

There is your history lesson for the day.:D


Beat me to it, too!

brianinca
04-18-2012, 1:57 PM
I have a couple in 308, and a half-dozen in 3006. There's some nutcase up in the PNW that converts Garands to 338 WM and 458 WM, I can see the "purists" getting a little wound up over that, but 308? Really?

That's a SMOKING deal on a "new" Garand, and comparing the SA Inc. cast receiver rifle to the CMP's rebuild is unfair to SA Inc. The one guy at our range that has a 308 SA Inc. has sent it back 3 times in 4 years, still doubles like crazy. He's given up on it....

Regards,
Brian in CA

SmokingSam
04-19-2012, 2:43 AM
I have two M1's in 30-06 and it is the only human thing to get another M1 in 308! :chris: