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Skybone
July 21, 2010, 03:18 AM
I found my Grandpa's M1 Garand while cleaning out my Grandparent's house today. She said I could have it. While I am excited I get to have such a collectible, I am worried about clips/parts for the gun. Does anyone know of any place in TX that sells clone or reliable parts for an M1 Garand?

Rottweiler
July 21, 2010, 07:43 AM
What parts do you need? I have many.

Most good gun shops will have a few enblocs (clips) hidden somewhere in their inventory for a buck or so each, sometimes less. You may have to ask for them if you don't see them. If you strike out on the gun shops, try a gun show. There is usually a guy or two that has a bucket full of them at about every show I've been to.

kraigwy
July 21, 2010, 08:07 AM
Go to www.thecmp.org and click on the sale tab.

At the sales section find the M1 ammo that comes loaded in clips. It's good surplus ammo, and its cheaper then any M1 ammo you'll find unless you reload.

If you reload, then you can reload the brass and clips.

Ammo sales at the CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) does require that you provide proof of citizenship.

While at the CMP sales section be sure to check out other accessories for your Garand.

After you get the ammo, you need to learn to shoot it. There is no better place to learn to shoot the Garand then the CMP or NRA vintage rifle or Garand matches.

Shoot the rifle, these old war horses deserve to chance to show us they still have it in them.

M1 ammo in clips ---> https://estore.odcmp.com/store/catalog/catalog.aspx?pg=product&ID=4C3006X216-192P&item=&sfv=&cat=AMC&desc=&udc=&mct=&vndr=&ba=&pmin=&pmax=&note1=&note2=&note3=&note4=&note5=&max=

Longdayjake
July 21, 2010, 09:23 AM
Without pictures it didn't really happen. We want to see what it was that your grandpa had hidden!!!

tackdriver
July 22, 2010, 08:41 AM
Give us an idea for the serial number range and we can help you out with a data sheet so you can tear it apart and see how correct it is.

Also -- who is the maker? All that stuff is on the heel of the receiver.

bamaranger
July 23, 2010, 03:26 AM
Oh man, should we all be so cursed.

You get a chance, run a bit of history past us. Was your pappy a vet, what branch of the service, what era and theater, etc.

Clips are not uncommon. Parts same.

Find somebody familiar w/ the M1 to run an inspection, a headspace check minimally.

congrats.

grumpa72
July 23, 2010, 07:10 AM
Google can be your friend! ;)

A quick google of M1 parts turns up:
http://www.fulton-armory.com/MParts.htm
http://www.m1garandrifle.com/Garandparts.htm
http://www.ammogarand.com/
http://www.dupagetrading.com/m1-parts.html

I bought one of the CMP Garands and, if they are representative of the model in general, they are pretty robust. You can join the CMP forums and ask they guys/gals there for parts suppliers. They are a wealth of information. You can go to the armorer section and learn how to do a field strip as well as how to properly lube your M1.