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8200rpm
10-22-2007, 4:34 PM
FEDEX knocked on my door this morning. I'm very happy with it! Absolute bargain compared to a Springfield Inc. Pictures as promised...

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/1039/specialwy2.jpg

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/2082/specialslh1.jpg

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/1001/specialsnxq2.jpg

I included a sticky kindly requesting a 5.8M (please, thank you, and :)). I was tempted to ask for a 6.0M, but I didn't want to push my luck.

I haven't field stripped it yet. The trigger guard is on TIGHT!

Couple obvious peculiarities... widely spread (bent) front sight wings, no drawing numbers on the trigger guard.

Please post your pics here, too!

EDIT: After several coats of BLO...
http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/7838/dsc0005cp8.jpg

jegonzo3
10-22-2007, 4:42 PM
Wow! Very nice, indeed.

jegonzo3

Bassxhead
10-22-2007, 4:47 PM
That thing looks sweet. I wish I could have gotten in on one of those. They sold out huh?

ke6guj
10-22-2007, 5:52 PM
My bud got his delivered today. I haven't seen it yet, but he said it gave him wood :D

CSDGuy
10-22-2007, 5:57 PM
That is one very BEAUTIFUL rifle there, Mister!

JawBone
10-22-2007, 6:27 PM
OMG...:drool5:

[kicking self]:banghead:

jdberger
10-22-2007, 6:46 PM
That's just gorgeous! What grade did you order?

(please be a rack grade, please be a rack grade........)

ke6guj
10-22-2007, 6:56 PM
That's just gorgeous! What grade did you order?

(please be a rack grade, please be a rack grade........)

Not a Rack Grade. A CMP Special Grade. Basically a brand new build on an old receiver. New barrel and wood. And reparkerized. CMP did a run of 1000 and sold out in around a week. They aren't planning on doing another run for a couple years.

RaceDay
10-22-2007, 7:16 PM
Very nice looking rifle. I wonder how many there are of us who took a wait-and-see approach and got nothing.

Patriot
10-22-2007, 7:22 PM
That rifle is a looker :drool5:

smle-man
10-22-2007, 7:48 PM
Very nice rifle! The wide ear front sight is a late model version in keeping with the receiver date.

nic
10-22-2007, 8:58 PM
Is the stock set on that rifle one of the re-sized Boyd's stocks that CMP sells?

It looks gorgeous, by the way.
-Nic

savasyn
10-22-2007, 9:04 PM
That's exactly what I would like to get. Sounds like a long wait ahead, though :(

8200rpm
10-22-2007, 10:00 PM
Is the stock set on that rifle one of the re-sized Boyd's stocks that CMP sells?

-Nic

Yes, I believe it's the same wood available through the CMP.

The sling that was included is a Turner Saddlery repro M1907 with the CMP stamp.:)

nic
10-22-2007, 10:21 PM
Yes, I believe it's the same wood available through the CMP.

Sweet, I think I'll buy my M1 a present this christmas.
-Nic

PLINK
10-22-2007, 11:28 PM
Pretty. Now go drop it to give it some character. J/K

Why did you want a 5.8 mil?

icormba
10-23-2007, 1:00 AM
hmmm... new wood...

IHC
http://m1garand.net/M1Pics/Chris/IHC_3.jpg

8200rpm
10-23-2007, 8:50 AM
icormba,

That's really nice wood. I need oil mine some more to get mine to look like that. Apparently, the CMP throws on 2 coats of BLO. But, I want that rich chocolaty look.

What did you use to finish yours?

Pretty. Now go drop it to give it some character. J/K

Why did you want a 5.8 mil?

:D I already have a WWII vintage 1.38M (Feb 1943) Service Grade in the safe with plenty of character.

I wanted the yang to the ying... a post-Korean war, high serial number, cleaned up example... and the CMP Special perfectly fit the bill.

Soldier415
10-23-2007, 9:21 AM
I've got a chubby... :eek: :chris:

CSDGuy
10-23-2007, 9:36 AM
I happen to like my rifle quite a bit... My late 6 mil SA might actually be a NM rifle, according to how the CMP sells them. If so, they let one get out for a song... It does have a LOT of NM parts on it.

Cato
10-23-2007, 12:16 PM
CMP has been good to me :)

1918 M1903 with Boyds Stock

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c6/crewrt/m1903.jpg


1942 Springfield M1 Garand Service Grade with Boyds Stock
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c6/crewrt/M1Garand.jpg

icormba
10-24-2007, 1:39 PM
icormba,

That's really nice wood. I need oil mine some more to get mine to look like that. Apparently, the CMP throws on 2 coats of BLO. But, I want that rich chocolaty look.

What did you use to finish yours?




The same, BLO... 1 coat every 12-24 hours for about a week... ~7-8 coats.

this stuff:
http://www.kleanstrip.com/Art/Products/ThinnersSolvents/GLO45.png