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Posted: 4/22/2004 6:45:31 AM EST
Completely unexpectedly, the FedEx lady arrived delivering my long-awaited Garand from CMP early yesterday morning before I went to work. I immediately loaded up my range gear and had a very productive "lunch".

I'm very pleased with the rifle. Overall condition is about what I expected. The stock has nicks and dings, but nothing too excessive and the parkerizing is in decent shape. The bore was very clean and has good rifling left. There were no malfunctions of any kind in the abbreviated range session of about 5-6 clips. I shot mostly Korean surplus, but also a gnarly mix of older surplus of all kinds of different headstamps.

I detail stripped the rifle and all the internal parts are in great shape from what I could tell. I think I managed to put the rifle back together incorrectly in all possible ways. It was a great learning experience though.

Anyway. Here are the pictures:

Serial number wise, it appears to be a May 1944 rifle. There are a few spots on the receiver where it looks like there's some brown stuff on the parkerizing which looks like old grease. Hard to tell from the pictures - anyone have any ideas?
Link Posted: 4/22/2004 6:58:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/22/2004 6:58:49 AM EST by Seth_Livzz]
Sure is pretty!

Maybe those dark spots are old German bloodstains?
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 3:39:52 PM EST
Looks great. I may have to pick one up just like it, as soon as I save up $500
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 3:49:57 PM EST
Nice looking M1!. In the box under the OG rebuild mark there is a faint cartouch. Is it a SA over GAW? Looks likea nice WWII rebuild. Nice catch!
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