Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Site Notices
1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 7/21/2009 2:14:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 11:13:18 AM EST by compuvette]
I've got an option to buy a Winchester M1 Garand locally. It's a Danish return, has a 57 VAR barrel, SA bolt, and it looks like an original stock. Has a circle P on it and the serial number is stamped into the bottom of the stock. The finish is a little warn, I'd say 80-85%. SA trigger pack. I'd say it's probably rated at a CMP Service Grade. This would be my second Garand. If/once I buy it I'd swap the trigger pack as my Jan 44 production Springer at home has a Winchester trigger pack.... just because.....
Link Posted: 7/21/2009 2:20:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2009 2:26:28 PM EST by mad_mardigan]
I think the CMP sold their last batch of Winchester service grade M1s for 800 a piece iirc
Link Posted: 7/21/2009 3:14:08 PM EST
If it were an all original Winchester it would be worth a few thousand$$$$ I have seen them go for as much a $6000.00
Link Posted: 7/21/2009 3:36:53 PM EST
He's asking $925 for it. I know the CMP had them for $800, but they don't anymore. Good or bad deal?
Link Posted: 7/21/2009 4:18:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By compuvette:
He's asking $925 for it. I know the CMP had them for $800, but they don't anymore. Good or bad deal?


Well your paying an extra 300 dollars just for the Winchester name stamped on the receiver. Not a bad deal for a private sale, you can't be sure if the CMP has more or if they will charge more for the next batch if they do. I would love to have a Winchester Garand but I can't justify spending the extra money for a Winchester when I could get a Springfield/HRA Garand that is just as good of quality for much cheaper.
Link Posted: 7/21/2009 5:18:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2009 5:19:13 PM EST by JohnRippert]
If that VAR barrel gauges about new, say 1.5 or better, then it is not too bad a deal. If it turns out that the stock is Winchester then it is a good deal. Check for stamps on the left side in front of the pistol grip. The Danes often serialized the stocks to the gun. If it is a Dane replacement stock then there is likely a piece of paper glued to the barrel channel that often had windage and elevation setups for the rifle.


My first Garand was a Danish return Service Grade that showed up with a near new VAR barrel, six-digit serial, and lockbar sights. I still have that one and it is my avatar pic.
Link Posted: 7/21/2009 5:44:22 PM EST
If it were a true Winchester Garand stock with cartouches, the stock alone is worth $1500 to $2000
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:12:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 11:15:54 AM EST by compuvette]
Well, I went ahead and got it! Talked the guy down to $875 and he threw in 40 rounds of Greek on clips that he had left. I'll snap some pics and get them up tonight or tomorrow.

It's an April of '43 production. Rear site is BME, trigger pack is Springfield as is the Bolt. Barrel is a VAR '57 and gauges at less than 1 for ME and TE. I will probably see about swapping my trigger packs as I said before. Heck, it's not even home yet. Still out in my truck. Picked it up on my lunch break.....
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 1:40:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 1:46:49 PM EST by M1G]
Originally Posted By thegooch:
If it were a true Winchester Garand stock with cartouches, the stock alone is worth $1500 to $2000


Whaaaaat??????? Not sure where you buy Garand parts but you need to go somewhere else
Top Top