The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Art of the Rifle: Semi-automatics

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 5, 2010, 06:04 PM   #1
WesM
Member
 
Join Date: October 14, 2008
Posts: 39
My Garand is arriving tomorrow morning!!

Sorry, I'm so excited I'm posting it all over the web. My first Garand, a CMP Springfield Service Grade, 5.8 million Serial No.

Told my boss I would be late to work tomorrow.

PS it took the CMP less than 1 month from receiving my paperwork and order to ship. Looks like the long waiting is over??
WesM is offline  
Old January 5, 2010, 06:10 PM   #2
Drummer101
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 22, 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 896
be careful about firing modern 30-06.

Congratulations about the gun, I hope you enjoy it
Drummer101 is offline  
Old January 5, 2010, 06:12 PM   #3
WesM
Member
 
Join Date: October 14, 2008
Posts: 39
Thanks!

Don't worry, I got about 900 rounds of Greek HXP and Lake City that I stocked up on last year before I could make the gun purchase. I will probably look into buying an adjustable gas plug, but not install it till I need it, if ever.
WesM is offline  
Old January 5, 2010, 06:27 PM   #4
pbratton
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 29, 2007
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
Posts: 170
Excellent! Welcome the the Garand club!

You realize, of course, that we'll have to see pictures.
pbratton is offline  
Old January 5, 2010, 10:29 PM   #5
DE Shooter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 20, 2009
Posts: 215
MINE.......to shoot

My nephew rcvd this CMP Garand shortly bfore he shipped out to his first duty station. He told me if I cleaned it, I could shoot it....till he wants it back. I finally got to the range last month with about 40rounds of 1947 vintage Lake City Ball M2. My last 5 shot group at 100 yards came in at 1.5 inches!!! These are amazing shooters...I can't wait for the next CMP shoot. Good luck with yours...look out for corrosive ammo...have fun cleaning.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg garand.jpg (26.9 KB, 105 views)
File Type: jpg garand 5 at 100yd.jpg (23.2 KB, 86 views)
DE Shooter is offline  
Old January 6, 2010, 08:02 AM   #6
gdvan01
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 15, 2006
Location: Home of the first First Lady
Posts: 454
Quote:
My Garand is arriving tomorrow morning!!
It's all over now....welcome to the club!
__________________
NRA Endowment Life Member

Proud Son of a former Tomb Guard
gdvan01 is offline  
Old January 6, 2010, 12:43 PM   #7
GregM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 4, 2000
Posts: 182
You know that garands are addicting right? I started out with 1 in July 2008, I now have 5, one of every US manufacturer plus a second H&R. Check out the CMP forum if you haven't. there's a lot of knowledge over there.

GregM
GregM is offline  
Old January 6, 2010, 02:33 PM   #8
WesM
Member
 
Join Date: October 14, 2008
Posts: 39
Well it was supposed to get here by 10:30 and it's 3 hours late right now...

I am taking personal leave off of work to wait for this thing...

The wait now since it shipped seems longer than the wait since I placed my order.
WesM is offline  
Old January 6, 2010, 03:10 PM   #9
DanThaMan
Junior member
 
Join Date: February 28, 2009
Location: IL
Posts: 153
Congrats.. is it in yet?!
DanThaMan is offline  
Old January 6, 2010, 03:51 PM   #10
WesM
Member
 
Join Date: October 14, 2008
Posts: 39
Just arrived a few minutes ago... Here are the PICS









All Springfield parts, my brother tells me the trigger group and hammer are WWII parts. Can't wait to shoot it!!
WesM is offline  
Old January 6, 2010, 03:54 PM   #11
aarondhgraham
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 1, 2009
Location: Stillwater, OKlahoma
Posts: 7,112
Congratulations,,,

Fortunately for me I have a friend who owns one of those big boys,,,
She will let me shoot it a coupla times a year,,,
That gets my M-1 Garand ya-ya's out,,,
Without having to spend money.

It's good to have friends,,,

Enjoy your new PlayToy,,,
__________________
Caje: The coward dies a thousand times, the brave only once.
Kirby: That's about all it takes, ain't it?
Combat: "A Silent Cry"
Aarond is good,,, Aarond is wise,,, Always trust Aarond! (most of the time)
aarondhgraham is online now  
Old January 6, 2010, 04:13 PM   #12
nikdfish
Member
 
Join Date: August 17, 2007
Posts: 97
Very Nice! The stock looks to be in great shape (my SG HRA had quite a few more dings... ).

Congrats!

Nick
nikdfish is offline  
Old January 6, 2010, 04:31 PM   #13
Chaz88
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 4, 2010
Posts: 1,006
I have thought about jumping on the M1 wagon. I think memories of drilling with lead filled M1's in boot camp have kept me away. Those things where heavy! Try holding one with both arms outstretched at shoulder height for about a half hour. Then do calisthenics with it.
Chaz88 is offline  
Old January 6, 2010, 04:31 PM   #14
DE Shooter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 20, 2009
Posts: 215
NICE....get cleaning!

WesM,
HAPPY DAYS! Hope you have as much fun learning about them and shooting them as I am...and I hope my nephew doesn't want his back soon. I will surely get my own sooner or later, though. He said he paid extra for his "service" grade and I've found various parts from all (4) manufacturers. It's tight mixed breed and it's a real shooter. GOOD LUCK. I read that South Korea is returning 80,000 Garands and 20,000 M1 carbines to the US this year. I hope CMP gets a large portion of them....or all!!!

Kal
DE Shooter is offline  
Old January 6, 2010, 04:45 PM   #15
chris in va
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 26, 2004
Location: Louisville KY
Posts: 12,542
Very jealous. I've never shot one but there's just something about the history of those Garands. Right now all I have to watch WWII movies with is my Mosin, just not the same.
chris in va is offline  
Old January 6, 2010, 04:47 PM   #16
RockyMtnTactical
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 21, 2006
Location: Western US
Posts: 1,957
Congrats!
RockyMtnTactical is offline  
Old January 6, 2010, 05:00 PM   #17
ProjectCamaro
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 27, 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 221
Congrats, I wish I had one that's for sure.
ProjectCamaro is offline  
Old January 6, 2010, 07:21 PM   #18
hodaka
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 23, 2006
Location: South Texas
Posts: 1,840
The stock looks better than my Service Grade HRA with a new CMP birch stock that I got earlier this year. You are going to love it.

Congratulations!
hodaka is offline  
Old January 6, 2010, 08:05 PM   #19
az_imuth
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 27, 2008
Posts: 245
WesM
Great looking rifle...congrats! That reminds me of the first SA service grade rifle I ordered. Turned out to be a fantastic shooter. Prepare yourself, these things are definatrely addictive. I ended up like GregM in that I now have one of each manufacturer plus a couple of extra HRA's.
az_imuth is offline  
Old January 6, 2010, 09:08 PM   #20
GA Limited GM
Member
 
Join Date: March 27, 2008
Location: Gods Country
Posts: 73
There is just something about a Garand...
GA Limited GM is offline  
Old January 7, 2010, 06:36 AM   #21
Headgear
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 1, 2008
Location: Southeast, IN
Posts: 123
Congrats again, but you guys posting all these pictures of cool guns and telling how excited you are, kind of aggravates me. Now I'm going to have to spend more money.

Seriously though, I have been wanting one and last week at the range a couple of guys had some old mausers which just made it worse so I've already been on the CMP site this week. Guess I'm going to have to get one or twelve.

I hope she shoots as good as it looks, Have a ball with her!
Headgear is offline  
Old January 7, 2010, 09:04 AM   #22
overland
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 30, 2009
Location: Outback of Michigan
Posts: 244
How to buy?

My club just got its CMP status. How do you order the CMP rifles and carbines? Do you go through the club with the paperwork anbd background check? Is the rifle shipped to the club or directly to your home? Thanks.
overland is offline  
Old January 7, 2010, 09:15 AM   #23
WesM
Member
 
Join Date: October 14, 2008
Posts: 39
I don't know how other "clubs" work, but I ordered mine as an individual. I went to an Appleseed shoot back in October, which is sponsored by the Revolutionary War Veterans Association (RWVA). I joined that for $20, which gave me my club "membership".

They will give you a membership card that you can send a copy of in to the CMP, along with your other documents. The Appleseed instructor gave me a document saying that I had participated in a marksmanship activity as well, so really I met 2 of the requirements by attending the Appleseed.

And yes, they ship a battle rifle directly to your front door.
WesM is offline  
Old January 7, 2010, 10:37 AM   #24
gdvan01
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 15, 2006
Location: Home of the first First Lady
Posts: 454
Quote:
I've never shot one but there's just something about the history of those Garands.
...and once you've experienced the 'ping'...it's all over from there.



Quote:
There is just something about a Garand...
Damn...look at all them boolits! I'm saving my last spam can until I can replenish my stock.
__________________
NRA Endowment Life Member

Proud Son of a former Tomb Guard
gdvan01 is offline  
Old January 7, 2010, 11:11 AM   #25
WesM
Member
 
Join Date: October 14, 2008
Posts: 39
Of course, Walt Kowalksi endorses the Garand as well:

WesM is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.12523 seconds with 8 queries