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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 4/2/2002 5:48:32 AM EST
What's the difference between the collector grade vs service/shooter grade? Anyone have both?
CMP advertises that it is just all matching parts, etc.
Link Posted: 4/2/2002 6:28:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/2/2002 6:29:54 AM EST by raf]
Link Posted: 4/2/2002 7:40:17 AM EST
Just know that the collector version won't necessarily be in better condition that the service grade. It will be an unusual make or scarce serial number range or possibly not have been through an arsnel rebuild. No guarantees on "prettiness".

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Link Posted: 4/2/2002 7:43:30 AM EST
I think the collector's grade is no better, condition-wise, than the service grade; however, they have all original finish and parts, making them much more valuable as collectors.

Link Posted: 4/2/2002 2:19:33 PM EST
According to the CMP Website, the Collector Grade may not be in better shape than the Service Grades, but due to originality, markings or scarcity, it will sold as a "collector".

I believe the barrel erosion could actually be worse than a service grade, and a beat-up M1 with original stock, markings, and poor finish-parkerizing.....may be a collector..but an ugly one at that!.

My Dec.2001 CMP Service Grade has a beautfull...un-marked tiger-stripped stock (usgi rebuild-replacement) to go along with a Fall '43 Springfiled reciever and an 11-43 SA Barrel.

It shoots flawlessly and if I do my part...will shoot about 1.5-3 MOA at 100 yards with 30 year old Mil-Surplus Ball Ammo...which is all I can expect.

Just got a '43 UFH Bayonet to go with it. No such thing as a Post-Ban CMP M-1!
Link Posted: 4/2/2002 4:48:15 PM EST
Thanks everyone. Now, how do I get in touch the Garand Collectors Assoc?
Link Posted: 4/2/2002 5:03:20 PM EST
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