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reddot15
06-21-2012, 9:34 AM
I was thinking about purchase a M1 Garand with some ammo(about 70rds) and 6 clips for just under $1k. The gun is very clean and it have all the original parts. I am trying to choose between the M1 Garand or Kimber custom 1911, both guns are about the same price. I have never own or shoot a M1 but I know itís a very cool gun. What should I beware when buying a M1?

kurac
06-21-2012, 9:38 AM
Not enough info, I might pay that much for an M1 Garand if it was worth it, if the serial number is over 7million I would stay away from it.

63 tango
06-21-2012, 9:44 AM
I payed $950 for my CMP correct grade Springfield. I think they're a little more now. Im not sure if they have any but its a beautiful rifle. Looks like it was never shot. I would definitely buy another from them.

reddot15
06-21-2012, 9:45 AM
Why 7 million? Thanks.

ocabj
06-21-2012, 9:49 AM
7 million would be a commercially made M1 by Springfield Armory, Inc. Not Springfield Armory.

Tanner68
06-21-2012, 9:53 AM
http://www.odcmp.com/Sales/m1garand.htm

This is the standard to judge by. And since you needed to post here and ask, how do you know all the parts are "original"?

Repost in the C&R forum with pics and you will get your answers.

raw24
06-21-2012, 9:56 AM
^ What Tanner said

This will give you an idea if the price is fair, For 1k it needs to be in the Correct or Special Grade category.

saltyesq
06-21-2012, 10:03 AM
I paid 900 for an early Springfield (Dec 1942)in good condition and it was worth every penny.

Hoop
06-21-2012, 10:19 AM
Didn't know they'd gone up that much.

Red Devil
06-21-2012, 10:22 AM
Service Grade M1 Garand from the CMP...

...$650.00 delivered to your door.

These rifles are damn near new.

Lifeon2whls
06-21-2012, 11:07 AM
Service Grade M1 Garand from the CMP...

...$650.00 delivered to your door.

These rifles are damn near new.

To be clear...to have it delivered to your door, you need a C&R FFL, correct? Otherwise it would still need to go through an FFL?

.22guy
06-21-2012, 11:12 AM
To be clear...to have it delivered to your door, you need a C&R FFL, correct? Otherwise it would still need to go through an FFL?

Nope! You don't need a C&R license, just straight to your door.

CMP is highly recommended. There are a couple hoops to jump through, but you get a great rifle at a good price.

Lifeon2whls
06-21-2012, 11:19 AM
Nope! You don't need a C&R license, just straight to your door.

CMP is highly recommended. There are a couple hoops to jump through, but you get a great rifle at a good price.

OHHHH looks like I might be the owner of a "new" M1 then in a few weeks since I may have a promotion coming up.

I read through the hoops and doesnt sound too bad. But that said, I'm a bit confused as to why some purchases require the C&R FFL and why this wouldn't? Still a gray area for me. I've looked around but if there is a link or sticky that I missed, I would appreciate any direction. Thanks again!

Capybara
06-21-2012, 11:39 AM
The CMP has a special mandate from Congress that allows them to sell to any qualified buyer and ship the rifle directly to them. It is a special case with the CMP, for anyone else, FFL 3 and COE rules apply.

I would not buy any M1 from anyone for any price as long as the CMP has rifles available. They will sell out within a year or two according to the head of the CMP so you had better buy one from them soon. BTW, CMP has no more correct or collector grades. I just bought an HRA Service Special and I know that they still have rack, field and service grades in stock. They're going fast...

Lifeon2whls
06-21-2012, 11:42 AM
The CMP has a special mandate from Congress that allows them to sell to any qualified buyer and ship the rifle directly to them. It is a special case with the CMP, for anyone else, FFL 3 and COE rules apply.

That answers it then...thank you!

Merc1138
06-21-2012, 12:19 PM
I was thinking about purchase a M1 Garand with some ammo(about 70rds) and 6 clips for just under $1k. The gun is very clean and it have all the original parts. I am trying to choose between the M1 Garand or Kimber custom 1911, both guns are about the same price. I have never own or shoot a M1 but I know itís a very cool gun. What should I beware when buying a M1?

Considering that $650 will get you a service grade garand, $98 for 200 rounds of .30-06, and clips can be had cheap from a number of sources, no I would definitely not pay just under $1,000 for a garand unless it was seriously some special hard to come by variety.

Capybara
06-21-2012, 1:17 PM
If it were a 100% IHC or a Winchester Garand, jump on it. Other than those, go CMP!

bohoki
06-21-2012, 2:21 PM
all the hoops to get a cmp gun will probably run you another $200

but i am willing if someone can run me through the steps

kurac
06-21-2012, 2:27 PM
all the hoops to get a cmp gun will probably run you another $200

but i am willing if someone can run me through the steps

1.) GCA membership for a year $25
2.) proof of marksmanship, I think a Garand match is $15, + $30 for ammo and whatever they charge for a rental rifle, I just printed out the form an had a range safety office sign off on it when I went shooting one day.
3.) Notary for the form that requires it $10

what does that come out to, $35-$80 depending on how you cut it, keep in mind that you will probably buy more than one thing from the CMP so the saving there will dillute the hoops outlay.

Wernher von Browning
06-21-2012, 2:37 PM
all the hoops to get a cmp gun will probably run you another $200

but i am willing if someone can run me through the steps


Not really, if you qualify.

Do any target shooting with a club? Retired or current military or law enforcement?

If not, go do an Appleseed weekend. It's worth the time and money.

Then send your notarized paperwork in to CMP. Notary is, what, $30 tops?

Here are the requirements.
http://odcmp.com/Sales/eligibility.htm

Here are the prices.
http://odcmp.com/Sales/m1garand.htm

paul0660
06-21-2012, 2:39 PM
The CMP has a special mandate from Congress

Exactly. And remember, they can lie to you all day, but you cannot lie to them.

S470FM
06-21-2012, 2:40 PM
I'd buy it.

NOTABIKER
06-22-2012, 8:48 AM
i would love to have a M1 but the price is way out of line. i try to find a balance between cost and quality.a Mosin Nagant at 118 bucks and a 440 pack of ammo for 108 dollars cant be beat. i like a bolt action in a powerful rifle. the MN is basically a 308 round at 25c a shot. i think the mosin nagant is a nice looking rifle. nothing on earth more reliable than a Mosin Nagant.

NiteQwill
06-22-2012, 9:22 AM
CMP

The only place to buy a M1.

Lifeon2whls
06-22-2012, 10:22 AM
1.) GCA membership for a year $25
2.) proof of marksmanship, I think a Garand match is $15, + $30 for ammo and whatever they charge for a rental rifle, I just printed out the form an had a range safety office sign off on it when I went shooting one day.
3.) Notary for the form that requires it $10

what does that come out to, $35-$80 depending on how you cut it, keep in mind that you will probably buy more than one thing from the CMP so the saving there will dillute the hoops outlay.

Also from what I have read your Handgun Saftey Card counts.

OldShooter32
06-22-2012, 10:33 AM
I bough my first M1 from the DCM in 1969 ($97.50 delivered) and have bought four more since, the last two in .308. They are like new, tight and shoot better than any service rifle (Swede & Swiss excluded) -- you will not regret getting one.

Merc1138
06-22-2012, 11:05 AM
i would love to have a M1 but the price is way out of line. i try to find a balance between cost and quality.a Mosin Nagant at 118 bucks and a 440 pack of ammo for 108 dollars cant be beat. i like a bolt action in a powerful rifle. the MN is basically a 308 round at 25c a shot. i think the mosin nagant is a nice looking rifle. nothing on earth more reliable than a Mosin Nagant.

How is the price out of line? For $650($625 plus shipping) you get a semi auto .30-06 with a bore that isn't shot out(or counterbored), a stock that isn't beat to crap(or going to be leaking comsoline for eternity), easily available non-corrosive non-magnetic ammo.

I'm not going to say that the mosin nagant isn't a good deal for what it is, but you really can't compare the two just on cost alone. Cost of ammo... yeah, but not everyone can shoot surplus 7.62x54r everywhere(or wants to). An m1 garand is not the bargain a mosin nagant is, but the price is actually in line with just about any other semi auto .30 caliber rifle(I'm talking about .308, .30-06, 7.62x54r, etc. not wasr in 7.62x39)

Orlando
06-22-2012, 5:29 PM
all the hoops to get a cmp gun will probably run you another $200

but i am willing if someone can run me through the steps

M1 Collectors Club $14 per year
Have range officer sign off that you know how to handle firearms -Free (downlaod form on CMP forum)
Most banks that you have a account will notorize for Free

Sounds pretty darn cheap to me

BigfootHunter
06-22-2012, 6:09 PM
Can't recommend the CMP enough, here's my Springfield Service Grade that I got from them at the end of April after going to an Appleseed:

http://teambigfoothunter.com/CMP_Garand_SG.jpg

$650! And it came with new wood as well.

Capybara
06-22-2012, 10:33 PM
BigfootHunter, your picture isn't visible, please re-post, this thread is in need of some M1 porn. Here is mine.

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w489/capybara84/CMPGarandFull.jpg

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w489/capybara84/CMPGarandsight.jpg

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w489/capybara84/CMPGarandReceiverCU.jpg

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w489/capybara84/CMPGarandReceiver2.jpg

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w489/capybara84/CMPGarandReceiver.jpg

Merc1138
06-22-2012, 11:00 PM
BigfootHunter, your picture isn't visible, please re-post, this thread is in need of some M1 porn. Here is mine.


I can see the feet in his picture just fine. Yours on the other hand... no feet. Please re-take them.

BigfootHunter
06-23-2012, 12:00 AM
Yes, those shots are nice. I'll have to take a better snap or two and update the post tomorrow. I'll try to get some better feet in frame anyway :facepalm:

Capybara
06-23-2012, 1:41 AM
Ha, ha! I do notice a lot of feet in the Calguns "Rifle on the floor" shots.

I can see the feet in his picture just fine. Yours on the other hand... no feet. Please re-take them.

Wernher von Browning
06-23-2012, 7:47 AM
Those are some sweet looking Garands.

And the prices... And door-to-door service... No FFL or state fees, no sales tax. How can anybody resist?

Capybara
06-23-2012, 9:57 AM
I couldn't. If my job situation works out, I will be ordering another. I bought the HRA Service Special, my next one will be a an SA Service Grade, most of the ones that I have seen look almost as nice as my special and have similar TE and ME numbers.

Rule .308
06-23-2012, 9:51 PM
I have 5 different rifles from the CMP over the years. 3 carbines and two Garands. All were service grade and in great shape but I would not say any of them were in near new condition. At their age they have all been through the arsenal, some of them more than once and all of them have a variety of parts on them. Do not order a $650.00 service grade and expect to get an all correct, "near new" gun, not going to happen. That being said, if I were considering purchasing an M1 I would definitely go through the CMP. Their product, prices, service, and overall willingness to please puts them in a league of their own.

Orlando
06-24-2012, 4:38 AM
You need to read the grade descriptions and expect to get exactly that and anything better will be a bonus

paratroop
06-24-2012, 9:27 AM
Did that guy up there really compare a mosin and a garand? and the mosin came out on top?

He must have been a judge on the last pacman/bradley fight.

gotshotgun?
06-24-2012, 10:08 AM
My CMP Service Grade Springfield

http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/ww321/gotshotgun/IMG_1173.jpg

http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/ww321/gotshotgun/IMG_1174.jpg

http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/ww321/gotshotgun/IMG_1176.jpg

http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/ww321/gotshotgun/IMG_1169.jpg

freonr22
06-24-2012, 10:32 AM
Crpa membership counts too