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Old March 26, 2013, 04:39 PM   #1
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CMP Garand Special

I received my CMP 30-06 Garand (Special) today and now I know how a GI felt in the 40s when he was handed a brand new Garand. Fit and finish are extremely nice and to top it off it has a Springfield receiver in the 24,000 series (1939). I wish it could talk and tell me where it's been. I have a 42 and 43 but I wanted a better shooter without having to re-barrel one of those. Now, Thursday off to the range.

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Old March 27, 2013, 01:05 PM   #2
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when did you order yours?

I ordered a service grade a couple of months ago still waiting
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Old March 27, 2013, 08:40 PM   #3
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You guys are killing me..... I can't even complain yet since I only sent my paperwork in on 2/20, they have now had it a month and haven't heard anything. I know CMP is swamped but the wait for my Service Grade HRA is making me nuts. Oh by the way, you forgot to post pictures of your new rifle.

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Old March 28, 2013, 10:17 AM   #4
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Got mine last week..

I ordered 1/14 and got mine about a week or 2 ago, so that's a 2 mo wait. I requested a Springfield made in the WW2 period. Its a Springfield, but don't know how to read the SN. Oddly, it has a rack number on the r eceiver made by a Dymo labeler. I think those first existed in the 60's or 70's, so unless CMP does that, I presume its last unit was the Guard or Reserve.It also has a threaded ding in the stock. I think maybe that came from hanging it on a fuel tank bolt in an APC. That was common practice with our M16's.
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Old March 29, 2013, 09:04 AM   #5
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I ordered it during the third week of January. I shot it yesterday and it functioned flawlessly. Got her all cleaned up, greased and she's keeping the other two company in the safe. Now I gotta get those prescription shooting glasses made so the sight picture is perfect. Did I tell you I just got my Gibbs M1903a4 from AIM? Oh, but that's another post I'll have to make.
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Old March 29, 2013, 08:03 PM   #6
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Ain't it a thrill? I got mine a couple years ago and it was/is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! I know some will say that because it's been re-arseneled" and the stock has a CMP stamp on it that it's "really not that collectible". Well, maybe not (by comparison to some dates and manufacturers) ... but it is so beautiful and shoots like a dream. I'm not good enough a shot anymore to deserve it ... BUT IT'S MINE! Glad you took the plunge ... and you guys still waiting in line ... hang in there, like a birthday ... it's comin'!
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Old March 30, 2013, 05:30 AM   #7
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I'm actually thinking about ordering one of there specials with the .308 barrel. My only reason is I reload for .308's (got 3 of them lol) and not -06.
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Old March 30, 2013, 08:11 AM   #8
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Can't wait for mine to arrive! Next week I hope!
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