View Full Version : Milit.(not civiliancopy)M-1Gar.$700Exc.cond.
01-02-2005, 07:48 PM
I was picking up at Turners(Signal Hill store) my(unissued) Makarov($159 with holster, spare grips & spare http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-patriotic-flagwaver-ani.gif mag & mil. cleaning kit) I bought last Dec. 21 & I spotted this very nice looking M-1 Garand. When I handled it, it was in excellent shape, no dings, no stain, no scratches on the wood, the metal was in immaculate military condition & on the receiver it was Beretta manufactured. The barrel was year 1956 stamped. The bore was mirror bright & rifling was very good. The price tag was $700 on consignment. Next to it was a brand new civilian copy made by Springfield Armory for $1,299. I know that the civilian copies of the M1A & the M-1 Garand are not forged receivers, but are cast receivers. The Beretta though is a forged receiver as it was made for the Italian army under license from the US gov't. I couldn't let this one go as it was in pristine, immaculate condition & a genuine military issue(Italian Army) weapon. In short order I bought it & will pick it up on 12/12. I already have a very good condition US military issue M-1 Garand($296 at B&B Hollywood gunstore in 1986) & I also will be picking up from Rich Arms an original parkerized IHC receiver($395) for my spare M-1 Garand complete parts kit which I bought a few years ago for $129. This misurp collecting can runaway on its own it seems. Can hardly wait for these 2 Garands to come home to my gun safe. Will definitely shoot these Garands on Texas hogs. God Bless your New Year y'all. larrysogla.
01-02-2005, 08:09 PM
Sounds like a real find. There is just something cool about Garands. I got mine via DCM (now CMP) for $250. All Winchester mfg with (Army)Springfield Armory proofs, really nice condition. Never thought of hunting with it. To me, it handles like a railroad tie and weighs about as much, but you'll slay the piggies with yours, I'm sure.
01-03-2005, 12:50 PM
DKSCOTT get a copy of the Am Rifleman March 1986 for load data on garands for target that I used to develop a hunting round.Shot a mule deer with it in Colorado but I installed an Alley Garand Aperature Front Sight which is available from Brownells part#034-200-001.
01-03-2005, 05:16 PM
Ooops....the M-1 Garand original parkerize IHC receiver being shipped to Rich Arms is $295, NOT $395. With my $129 complete M-1 parts kit in very good condition I should be able to put together(I did this before & got lucky the headspace came out OK) a genuine US military issue(the real government SPRINGFIELD ARMORY) M-1 Garand for $424 spanking dollars. I knew I would need it someday when I ordered this M-1 parts kit from Sarco several years ago. All I need now is to get my hands on this receiver & put it together(I have the barrel/receiver vise I bought from Midway a long time ago) http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-patriotic-flagwaver-ani.gif & shoot hogs in Texas with these M-1's. These M-1's are the real McCoy, all steel, walnut & machining with loving care from all those long ago craftsmen. God Bless & take care of your M-1's. larrysogla.
01-04-2005, 03:45 AM
When I was in college I got hired by the local gunsmith to rebarrel some of the re-import models with "tanker" length barrels in both 30-06 and 270. This took abit of work as I needed to design a jig for reshaping the OP rods, etal., and it kept me in grocery money for a winter. What it also did was provide a Springfield Garand -not parkerized or otherwise messed with- that came in with one lot of rifles. The barrel was very good to excellent and the wood was well-figured and sound so I traded a week's part time labor for it. The darned thing shot well! Two inches and less with Winchester factory ammo at 100 yards. I'm not a huge Garand fan myself, but that particular Springfield is a Heck of a gun. (No, I never took it apart after that original shooting session, either!) ~AMMOe
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