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Old July 11, 2018, 10:55 PM   #26
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Their website has fild grades for $650, but IMO opinion you're way better off spending $100 more and getting the service grade. The link below should take you to the pricing page.

http://thecmp.org/cmp_sales/rifle_sales/m1-garand/
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Old July 13, 2018, 05:34 AM   #27
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I was in the CMP store at Camp Perry yesterday.
Rack grade Garands were at $850; they were sold out.
Field and Service grades were $950 and $1055.
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Old July 13, 2018, 07:12 PM   #28
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reddog thank you for the link. when I originally posted I was looking at the wrong page I guess. Sorry if I offended anyone, my bad. Now it makes more sense.
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Old July 14, 2018, 09:38 AM   #29
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If we're going to get nostalgic, I bought my Garand from the DCM in the early 90s. It was $165 delivered to my door. The downside was that the background check system wasn't as sophisticated as it is now, so it took 11 months between payment and delivery.
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Old July 14, 2018, 06:36 PM   #30
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"... Sorry if I offended anyone, my bad. Now it makes more sense."

308loader, if you were referring to me, no worries, certainly no offence taken. Even though I grew up with guns, I didn't appreciate older "pieces of history" until I was in my 50's. Now I'm addicted!
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Old July 15, 2018, 01:20 AM   #31
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I was in the CMP store at Camp Perry yesterday.
Rack grade Garands were at $850; they were sold out.
Field and Service grades were $950 and $1055.
Which maker?
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Old July 15, 2018, 04:32 AM   #32
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Maker

Which maker?
Dont know. I was not looking to buy and so did not check anything but the placarded prices.
I was there to buy ammo. No surplus available, only Sellier and Belloit. I left empty handed. Went home and loaded some of my owm.
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Old July 26, 2018, 04:58 PM   #33
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Ok my bad maybe, is it possible I wasn't looking in the right place for pricing. I get the collector value of militaria. lowest price I could find for a rifle was way more than I expected, same with the 1911's

"I purchased a field grade Garand at the CMP store for less than $500" That is what I figured for rough shape rifle. Couldn't find one on their website.

"about 18 months ago for $630 delivered." That's what I thought they were going for.

"They have some field grades for $650 right now." where?

Not knocking the whole thing, maybe just missing some information.
Well...

Don't understand your confusion.




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Old July 27, 2018, 01:09 AM   #34
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When you buy a Garand from CMP (or anywhere else) you are buying an iconic rifle from the past, possibly carried in WWII, again in Korea, and some went to Vietnam as well. Literally millions of US serviceman trained and shot with them. You can hold this item in your hands, and wonder where it's been, how many recruits handled it, did it see combat? You do't buy one for purely practical purposes, you buy one to appreciate it.

Comparing this symbol of our military history to a price point poly rifle, or a contemporary tactical black rifle, (excluding the M16 family I suppose) is narrow minded.

Prices.....? Our whole shooting sport seems overpriced to me these days, to the point that I do not shoot as much as I used to, or want to, because of cost. Luckily, I obtained my M1 rifles when prices were much better.....but if I wanted one, I would pay the current asking price. There will be no more M1 rifles.
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