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capturedlive
10-09-2012, 8:36 AM
I only just received my first H&R M1 Garand last week, and now this announcement shows up that a very limited number of 6-million serial number series SAs are now available for $679. I've got the funds, but I don't, if you know what I mean. So, is this really a golden moment in M1 history? Will I hate myself for passing it up? Or is it just iPhone 5 in the world of M1 generations?

kurac
10-09-2012, 9:42 AM
If you just like bigger numbers, buy one of the Springfield Armory Inc. M1's they are all in the 7mil range :)

Full Clip
10-09-2012, 9:44 AM
Garand WTF.

t0kie
10-09-2012, 9:46 AM
Get them if you have the funds. It'll worth more once it's gone.

capturedlive
10-09-2012, 1:18 PM
I went ahead and sent in the papers. Damn the torpedos. :)

Capybara
10-09-2012, 1:50 PM
You won't regret it. At the very least, your M1 will hold it's value, you can always turn it into cash again, probably for more than you paid for it. Personally I am going to wait for the IHCs that are rumored to be coming next year.

BigJ
10-09-2012, 1:52 PM
Can someone please explain the 6million dealio to a Garand newbie?

Tanner68
10-09-2012, 2:41 PM
I am no expert, and someone is welcome to correct me. I think the SA Garand went though more than 200 drawing changes during it's production life. So something in the 6 million range would have all the final improvements, and be the apex of design.

Maybe also, the 6 million rifles are less likely to have been rebuilt. Again, I am just speculating.

Eljay
10-09-2012, 2:49 PM
I am no expert, and someone is welcome to correct me. I think the SA Garand went though more than 200 drawing changes during it's production life. So something in the 6 million range would have all the final improvements, and be the apex of design.

Maybe also, the 6 million rifles are less likely to have been rebuilt. Again, I am just speculating.

They also didn't make that many of them. They just barely got into the 6 million range.

re: rebuilt - I can see why you would guess that, but remember that these were later used by other countries and it's a reality that as guns get used and cleaned parts migrate around. Orest has said they're not "correct" or they would have been sold as such and not service grades. They're not even guaranteed to have GI wood.

Anyway, if I were picking up a service grade Garand right now I'd probably get one. The collectibility is worth the small extra price versus the regular service grades, and the build quality should be very high.

NorCalXJ
10-09-2012, 7:09 PM
I need cash now!! Thanks for sharing.

6mmintl
10-09-2012, 7:12 PM
Its a one in 6 million moment, nothing more, nothing less.

ApexMolester
10-17-2012, 2:36 AM
Its a one in 6 million moment, nothing more, nothing less.

Mine has a low number imo...

174613

174614

174615

174616

ocabj
10-17-2012, 8:19 AM
I ordered a reparked stripped bare receiver a while back and requested a high serial number. They ended up sending me a 6mil. I sat on it for a couple years and ended up selling it for $800 because I realized I wasn't going to do anything with it.

ApexMolester
10-17-2012, 9:20 AM
Damn what's my 1940's 1 million + s/n worth ?

GM4spd
10-17-2012, 11:44 AM
The 6 mill were really unmolested and probably the best quality ones built
because they were not hurried.
Pete