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russt
04-23-2012, 1:15 PM
I get my very first m1 garand tomorrow from the cmp. It's a service grade hra. I can't wait! update with pics at bottom

oskg21
04-23-2012, 1:17 PM
Nice...have fun with it!!

Calplinker
04-23-2012, 1:56 PM
Very cool!!!! I remember when I got my CMP Garand a year or two ago. I was going to say that it's like owning a piece of history, but that's not really accurate. In fact it isn't "like" owning, it IS owning a piece of histroy. ;)

Be sure to post pics when that beauty arrives!!!!!

rogerM
04-23-2012, 1:58 PM
enjoy it!

17+1
04-23-2012, 2:04 PM
Congrats!

We will be waiting for pics. ;)

Nihonto Chicken
04-23-2012, 2:06 PM
Beware, it may only be the first (search on Garanditis). Note that it takes three to make a stack. :)

gotshotgun?
04-23-2012, 2:16 PM
What is the serial number?

Standard
04-23-2012, 2:43 PM
Nice! I sent in my paperwork last week. How long did it take for yours?

CWUSCG
04-23-2012, 4:04 PM
The moment its in your hands..... :useless:

russt
04-23-2012, 4:33 PM
hra serial number is 5639xxx, does anyone know what that means? i mailed my paperwork on 3-17 they recieved on 3-22 estore/cc charged on 4-17, shipped 4-23

Standard
04-23-2012, 4:45 PM
hra serial number is 5639xxx, does anyone know what that means? i mailed my paperwork on 3-17 they recieved on 3-22 estore/cc charged on 4-17, shipped 4-23

:cool:

gotshotgun?
04-23-2012, 5:12 PM
Yours was made in 1955.

Cato
04-23-2012, 5:16 PM
Yours was made in 1955.

That also means it probably hasn't seen any action. In other words it will be in EXCELLENT condition. I got an HRA from 1955 and it didn't even seem like it was fully broken in. The stock had some marks which made it graded a service grade rather than a higher grade.

pdq_wizzard
04-23-2012, 5:19 PM
Want to see pictures

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Eljay
04-23-2012, 7:21 PM
All the HRAs are post war.

wsmc27
04-23-2012, 8:38 PM
Want to see pictures


Yep yep we all do! :)

OP, congrats!

joefrank64k
04-23-2012, 8:42 PM
Cool...my buddy picked up an HRA Service a few months ago. It looked unissued. It was beautiful!

aghauler
04-23-2012, 8:45 PM
Enjoy, post the pics and watch that thumb!;)

far from tactical
04-23-2012, 9:54 PM
What ever you do don't get m1 garand thumb

CWUSCG
04-23-2012, 10:15 PM
What ever you do don't get m1 garand thumb

For the M1 Garand rookies, just hold the operating rod with your metacarpals. The bone between the pinky and wrist. Problem solved. :cheers2:

gotshotgun?
04-24-2012, 1:07 PM
Did you get your rifle today?

I have two services grades on the truck to be delivered tomorrow before 10:30!

I'll add pics of mine too if you'd like to compare.

Spitfire75
04-24-2012, 1:49 PM
I plan on buying one in a few months...I can't wait!

OCAlan
04-24-2012, 3:40 PM
Congrats! I got my springfield service grade a couple months ago and love it!

russt
04-24-2012, 9:06 PM
i got it today and it is beautiful, ive spent the last 4 hours cleaning it up and i still havent touched the stock, man it was completely full of cosmo. muzzle was 1+ and throat was 2+.

zfields
04-24-2012, 9:13 PM
Looks great, congrats.

SURVIVOR619
04-24-2012, 9:15 PM
Looks nice brother, congrats!!


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gotshotgun?
04-24-2012, 9:17 PM
Man that stock is incredible!

Does it have any cartouches visible?

triggs75
04-24-2012, 9:19 PM
i got it today and it is beautiful, ive spent the last 4 hours cleaning it up and i still havent touched the stock, man it was completely full of cosmo. muzzle was 1+ and throat was 2+.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=146917&d=1335326651

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=146919&d=1335326681



Looks great! One day I will get one.

Standard
04-24-2012, 10:04 PM
Beautiful, congrats! Can't wait for mine to show up!

Splash One
04-24-2012, 10:15 PM
i got it today and it is beautiful, ive spent the last 4 hours cleaning it up and i still havent touched the stock, man it was completely full of cosmo. muzzle was 1+ and throat was 2+.

Absolutely beautiful. The Garand is on my "must have" list.

ls2gto
04-25-2012, 2:35 AM
That is one of the best looking "Service Grade" garands I've ever seen. Pics of cartouching?

russt
04-25-2012, 5:58 AM
It has a circle p on the pistol grip and a eagle with 3 stars on the left hand side by the receiver about 1/2"x1/2" What does that mean?

kurac
04-25-2012, 8:55 AM
you done good, congrats.

shmeare
04-25-2012, 10:46 AM
I miss mine, had to sell it when I lost my job... Mine was in super great condition!

Flintlock Tom
04-25-2012, 11:17 AM
Woof!
Well done!

It has a circle p on the pistol grip and a eagle with 3 stars on the left hand side by the receiver about 1/2"x1/2" What does that mean?

Military acceptance stamps.
Of the eagle, there are two sizes from two different time periods.