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Old October 29, 2012, 05:04 PM   #1
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sent off my paperwork to CMP today

now I have an even bigger conundrum...

I don't know which Garand I want
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Old October 29, 2012, 06:41 PM   #2
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Well one thing is for sure... Garand always beats no garand.
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Old October 29, 2012, 07:01 PM   #3
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not when you are a trigger happy lunatic that has to restrict himself to bolt actions to keep from shooting up his ammo stores

given my budget the best I can afford is the service grade. I am kindof partial to springfield as a brand name, is there any real difference between springfield, winchester and H&R?

what's the difference between the $625 service grades and the 950 dollar service grade special?
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Old October 29, 2012, 07:11 PM   #4
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Service -v- Special

The Service Grade is as it came from the crate the Special Grade gets a new stock and I would need to go look it up, but I think a new barrel and refinished.
The CMP web page has the info you are looking for. Personally I'd rather have an original or Service Grade. For a bit more money, if you want the best looking rifle a Correct Grade would be my choice.
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Old October 29, 2012, 07:19 PM   #5
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I was hoping for a correct grade but those start to get a bit spendy for my liking.
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Old October 29, 2012, 09:54 PM   #6
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quick question. I shoot a lot of surplus. a lot of it is lake city between 1947 and 67(most recent so far) because I have a good private source for it. is all of this M1 safe?
I have a spammy of M2 ball but I really don't want to have to crack it open unless I have to.
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Old October 30, 2012, 07:53 AM   #7
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lot of it is lake city between 1947 and 67(most recent so far) because I have a good private source for it. is all of this M1 safe?
Yeah its all safe. Some of the older stuff may be corrosive so care must be used to clean it properly after firing it.

But its safe.............it was made for the Garand after all.
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Old October 30, 2012, 08:32 AM   #8
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The old M2 ball is safe if it's been stored with some degree of care. If it has seen some wild temperature swings the powder may be suspect. Powder lasts a long time, but not indefinately.
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