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Posted: 10/9/2001 2:04:28 PM EDT
Well after shooting my first year in High Power at my local club I found out I can purchase an M1 Garand from the CMP. I went over to thier sight and saw the the US standard issue was $500 and the Danish issue was $400. Is there any differance in these rifles other than price. I thinking it might kinda neat to be a little different and get the Danish rifle. Tell me what you think. Six
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[Last Edit: 10/9/2001 2:07:24 PM EDT by raf]
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[Last Edit: 10/9/2001 2:04:45 PM EDT by Sukebe]
Get the service grade U.S.G.I. $519.00 shipped. The Danish rifles are O.K. but they are a mix of U.S. Danish and Italian parts. You are also very likely to get a euro made stock = junk. The service grades that I have seen over the last year or so have been very nice rifles. I doubt you will be unhappy with what they send you.
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Mine was a 1944 vintage SA........beautiful rifle.......MY RIFLE!
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 2:32:27 PM EDT
I got a Garand through CMP 2yrs ago & what a blast it is to shoot. It's fun to hear the clink of the clip after you've emptied a magazine. Mild recoil & a tons of fun. Not as cheap to shoot as a .223 though.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 2:33:05 PM EDT
[size=5]My CMP Garand is the best money I've ever spent !![/size=5] [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/016/wg/kE/wK/YS20043.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 2:35:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Derek45: [size=5]My CMP Garand is the best money I've ever spent !![/size=5] [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/016/wg/kE/wK/YS20043.jpg[/img]
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Damn, that's a nice stock! I got mismatched wood, POOH!
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 2:45:11 PM EDT
IF you like the M1 garand that's great. The are great for a collector's item and a target gun. If you want something greaat get and M1A. You get a bottom loading magazine and Cheaper .308 ammo. M1 Garands are nice though, and shoot darn good well! -Chuck
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Heres my CMP Danish M1: [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/036/z1/hd/Sh/1n41221.jpg[/img] Whether you go with a Dane or Standard Grade, its luck of the draw. Mine turned out nice IMO, except that the stock fit is loose. With the Dane at least you save $100. Just a comment though, if you're into accuracy I'd stick with an AR. Quality accurate ammo is way cheaper for an AR15 than the M1, plus the AR is just plain more accurate - IMO. Still, the M1 is very fun to shoot and is my 2nd favorite rifle - guess who's #1?
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 7:16:25 PM EDT
Where is the best place to get some cheap . 30-06 ammo. Six
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 7:25:56 PM EDT
I got 2 Danes plus a service grade. The Danes seem to have nicer barrels. The service grade had nicer wood, but if I was looking for one to accurize, I'd order a Dane. The Danes op rods were looser too. HMM - maybe order a Dane and a S.G. and swap barrels.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 7:32:21 PM EDT
sixgun - [url]http://www.ammoman.com[/url] has a couple different varieties of inexpensive 30.06. None of it is "cheap" but the prices aren't bad. I've shot a fair amount of the Talon with good results. Never tried the Russian or Yugo stuff. I still have a couple cans left of the Greek that was floating around 2 years ago.
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Link Posted: 10/11/2001 6:05:31 AM EDT
Mine is also DCM. Had mine rebarrelled to .308 and fitted a Fajen laminated stock. It is sweet as can be and does it draw attention at the range!!!
Link Posted: 10/11/2001 6:16:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DVDTracker: I bought mine in June and it's by far my favorite gun to shoot now. Get one now! I put about 100rds of the Talon .30-06 through my M1 last weekend. Only had a problem with one round. Pulled the trigger - click, didn't fire. No matter how hard I pulled on the operating rod, I could not extract the round. So I pulled out the trigger group, reset the trigger and stuck it back in. Pulled the trigger, bang! Round went off just fine. No idea why it was stuck so bad, but that un-stuck it. I know someone will tell me that that was a bad idea, and I agree with them. Don't let my lapse in judgement stop you. Get a Garand, now! [:)] [img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/DVDTracker%2FM1%2520Garand%252002%2Ejpg[/img] [img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/DVDTracker%2FM1%5FTalking%2Ejpg[/img]
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Thats a sweet shirt. Where did you get it? I have the one with the code from 2600.com but I want one like yours.
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Link Posted: 10/11/2001 8:09:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DK-Prof: BTW - If anyone has too many M1's and wants to sell me another one, email me. I'm itching to have another one.
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No way.... ...all your M1's are belong to ME!!!!! [}:D]
Link Posted: 10/11/2001 8:48:09 AM EDT
One friend has a Dane, two have service grade. The service grades were nicer cosmetically but didn't shoot any better than the Dane. Can't go wrong with either IMHO. It's your money, spend how you wish.
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Link Posted: 10/11/2001 10:09:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DK-Prof: Can't blame me for trying. [:D] I guess no matter how much we disagree on other stuff, we'll always have the Garands to unite us!
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Here, here. Have you written your CongressCritter about the Demil authorization bill???
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Link Posted: 10/11/2001 11:20:57 AM EDT
Nothing quite as sweet as a good running M1.
Link Posted: 10/11/2001 11:26:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/11/2001 11:26:53 PM EDT by cnatra]
Save your money & just buy the DEMILITARIZED 2002 surplus Garands after the first of the year!!
Link Posted: 10/14/2001 6:42:16 PM EDT
How much work is it to convert a Garand to .308? Six
Link Posted: 10/14/2001 6:49:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/14/2001 6:55:16 PM EDT
When I ordered my Garand, I figured if it were in bad shape, I would have the rifle refinished. When I got it from CMP (Springfield Armory May 1945) the furniture was banged up but the rest of the rifle looked brand new. I could not believe the craftsmanship. I put a new stock on it and shot it in the Garand match this year at Camp Perry. Definitely, a great deal. A must have.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 1:49:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By raf: Champion's choice uses a Douglas med. wt. match bbl, and installs it on your M1 for about $250. Your old bbl is returned. It's VERY accurate.
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Is this one of these barrels that are going to wear out after like 4000 rounds. Six
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 7:15:13 AM EDT
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