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AuburnMike  [Team Member]
2/7/2012 3:48:13 PM EST
I have a friend (retired military) who wants to drive over to Anniston to purchase a M1. I do not own one, but guys have told me that CMP sales is the place to go. I have been told that Wednesday is the day to go. Any advise to pass along? Thanks!
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bad_frank  [Member]
2/7/2012 4:31:51 PM EST
Bring a muzzle gauge, or buy one from the CMP, then you can check the muzzle wear on the rifles on the racks. Also, you may want to read up on the Garand. I am no expert, but there is a huge variety of manufacturers of the various parts. Some are better or more rare than others. The rifles they will have are what I would call mix masters. That doesn't mean they aren't fine surplus rifles or great shooters, but don't expect to find some all correct collectible rifle on the racks.

Good luck & please report back what you see on your visit!
docs89gta  [Member]
2/7/2012 4:53:45 PM EST
You might want to look at CMP's website for what you will need before you go. If you just go and plan to bu, you may not be able too.
I bought my M1 Garand from there and i had to join a club. I paid for a year and got the membership for $25. I heard you can join there, but not 100%
sure on that. When i went, they had gauges you could borrow, but this has been a few years back also. I ended up with a great shooter and love it.
One thing i read about the M1 Garand, was a few said they replaced all the springs in theirs after they bought them. I didn't at first, but then i started
having some issues with the clip staying in place thru the 8 rounds. So i went ahead and replaced all the springs and all is fine.
thegooch  [Team Member]
2/7/2012 5:46:37 PM EST
You can rent gauges at the store simply by leaving your drivers license at the counter, however the hang tags on the rifle have the Muzzle Erosion (MR) and Throat Erosion (TE) written on the tags.

You can join the Garand Collectors Club at the CMP South Store in Anniston, this fulfills the club membership requirement. They also have a notary on site. If this is your first purchase there your form will need to be notarized (subsequent orders do not need to be notarized).

Here's the list of eligibility requirements to be able to purchase from the CMP

Keep in mind that a drivers license does not fulfill the proof of citizenship requirement


http://www.odcmp.com/Sales/eligibility.htm
telsonman  [Member]
2/7/2012 6:38:06 PM EST
I remember the last time I was there about 6 years ago, one of the employees was more than happy to help out. I'd find one that looked awesome, and he'd check the barrel with a gauge, then tell me it was shot out; or if you found one that was matching, he'd glance it over and tell you what you missed. He could even point out the ones with new barrels on them. Things might have changed now, but I had a good experience. The one at Camp Perry was awesome too.
coastal_shredder  [Team Member]
2/7/2012 6:42:00 PM EST
I was planning to go soon, actually, but then I went and signed up for all these classes...
cthulhu  [Team Member]
2/8/2012 3:16:51 AM EST
I am a dirty foreigner. :(
earlwhytt  [Team Member]
2/8/2012 5:07:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By thegooch:
You can rent gauges at the store simply by leaving your drivers license at the counter, however the hang tags on the rifle have the Muzzle Erosion (MR) and Throat Erosion (TE) written on the tags.

You can join the Garand Collectors Club at the CMP South Store in Anniston, this fulfills the club membership requirement. They also have a notary on site. If this is your first purchase there your form will need to be notarized (subsequent orders do not need to be notarized).

Here's the list of eligibility requirements to be able to purchase from the CMP

Keep in mind that a drivers license does not fulfill the proof of citizenship requirement


http://www.odcmp.com/Sales/eligibility.htm


All correct. Just one thing to add. After you buy it you need to meet Hook.

robpiat  [Member]
2/8/2012 5:26:52 AM EST
If you are a returning customer, what all do you need to bring?
thegooch  [Team Member]
2/8/2012 5:47:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By robpiat:
If you are a returning customer, what all do you need to bring?

A completed order form and money.

http://www.odcmp.com/Sales/pdfs/1orderformfillable.pdf
LARRYG  [Team Member]
2/8/2012 3:05:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By AuburnMike:
I have a friend (retired military) who wants to drive over to Anniston to purchase a M1. I do not own one, but guys have told me that CMP sales is the place to go. I have been told that Wednesday is the day to go. Any advise to pass along? Thanks!


Sorry, they don't sell to Auburn fans.

potenza  [Member]
2/8/2012 3:52:04 PM EST
see Leon Rutherford, he will guide you through the selection process. I was there a few weeks ago and they had a nice selection of HRA and Springfield rifles. check out the CMP forum http://forums.thecmp.org . they will give you some good advice on whats in the store with store reports. BUY all the ammo you can afford!!!! As for springs http://www.m1garand.com/
AuburnMike  [Team Member]
2/8/2012 3:52:48 PM EST
Sorry, they don't sell to Auburn fans.

Anniston? That place is full of Auburn fans. My buddy is a LSU/Nebraska guy. I told him not to wear any of that shit over there!



potenza  [Member]
2/8/2012 3:54:44 PM EST
BTW Leon is a Major BAMA fan
AuburnMike  [Team Member]
2/8/2012 3:55:02 PM EST
Does it matter what day that you go? Someone told me that there are more guns to choice from on Wednesday.
thegooch  [Team Member]
2/8/2012 4:02:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By AuburnMike:
Does it matter what day that you go? Someone told me that there are more guns to choice from on Wednesday.

They pull guns from the back to refill the racks whenever the racks start to get depleted. The store is open Wed-Sat. If the racks get thin over the weekend they typically refill them before the store opens on Wed. So yes there are generally fuller racks on Wed.
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