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Posted: 12/17/2016 9:18:42 AM EST
A friend and I both bought Service Grade Springfields about 5 years ago. He kept his, I sold mine shortly after.

I keep seeing the values rise and the CMP keeps running out of things little by little, I decided I needed to get another one before I couldn't afford one anymore. So I bought this Springfield off my buddy.

I would like a little help figuring out which bayonet I have. They don't interest me at all honestly and I'm probably going to sell it at some point, I just don't know which one I have.

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Link Posted: 12/17/2016 9:21:22 AM EST
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Link Posted: 12/17/2016 9:42:04 AM EST
You got a good one. It looks like everything matches except for the op-rod. Keep it as is or see if someone wants to swap for a post war SA op-rod on CMP's forums. I has a similar gun and swapped op-rods. You have a good barrel too.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 9:42:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/17/2016 9:46:51 AM EST by Beauseph]
Great information below... (In response to the bayonet inquiry)
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwjXjdTRuvvQAhXKwFQKHWbfD3UQFggdMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fthegca.org%2Fpdfs%2FBayonets409.pdf&usg=AFQjCNHkYO9jarYSwQdhuYsS2-I6RAUMbw&sig2=nhjIS05X7LQ7EDSuF6Tq-w
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 12:07:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/17/2016 12:11:11 PM EST by tsg68]
Based on what point grind you have it looks like an M1905E or M1905E1. Basically an M1905 bayonet that has been rearsenaled and cut down from 16" to 10". A chisel point would be an E and a spear point an E1. And an M7 sheath.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 3:32:07 PM EST
This will give you the lowdown on your bayonet: http://www.usmilitaryknives.com/bayo_points_36.htm

Link Posted: 12/17/2016 6:53:21 PM EST
Nice SG from back when the Really nice Greek Returns were being sold by the CMP.

Bayonet is a Greek Made one.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 12:03:37 AM EST
Your safety is a foreign made one IIRC.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 11:14:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/18/2016 11:18:34 AM EST by M1G]

Op Rod, safety , hammer , buttplate , trigger guard and spring plunger are also not correct. Trigger guard is stamped but has a milled hook which was used at the end of WWII
Nice Garand, sure it will make a great shooter
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 6:58:09 AM EST
Yep, great looking M1. More or less a mixmaster, but who cares? There are M1 collectors whose rifles never see the range, and then there were guys who buy these old warhorses to shoot - a lot.

Some Garands are even showing up at 3-Gun matches, in the Heavy Metal Division, where they're being shot by young guys whose Grandfathers or Great-Grandfathers carried one in WW2 or Korea.

So clean yours up, lube it properly, get a goodly amount of decent "M1-safe" ammo, and then get out to a range where you can zero it @ at least 200-yds.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:58:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Nick_Adams:
Yep, great looking M1. More or less a mixmaster, but who cares? There are M1 collectors whose rifles never see the range, and then there were guys who buy these old warhorses to shoot - a lot.

Some Garands are even showing up at 3-Gun matches, in the Heavy Metal Division, where they're being shot by young guys whose Grandfathers or Great-Grandfathers carried one in WW2 or Korea.

So clean yours up, lube it properly, get a goodly amount of decent "M1-safe" ammo, and then get out to a range where you can zero it @ at least 200-yds.
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I've only had mine since the summer and have 1k rounds through it. Out to 200 yards in the field with 2 backpacking hunting trips under our belt.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 7:49:17 AM EST
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I've only had mine since the summer and have 1k rounds through it. Out to 200 yards in the field with 2 backpacking hunting trips under our belt.
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Originally Posted By Nick_Adams:
Yep, great looking M1. More or less a mixmaster, but who cares? There are M1 collectors whose rifles never see the range, and then there were guys who buy these old warhorses to shoot - a lot.

Some Garands are even showing up at 3-Gun matches, in the Heavy Metal Division, where they're being shot by young guys whose Grandfathers or Great-Grandfathers carried one in WW2 or Korea.

So clean yours up, lube it properly, get a goodly amount of decent "M1-safe" ammo, and then get out to a range where you can zero it @ at least 200-yds.

I've only had mine since the summer and have 1k rounds through it. Out to 200 yards in the field with 2 backpacking hunting trips under our belt.


That's awesome.
I just hate the thought of "pure collectors" buying up all these historic rifles to do nothing but gather dust as Safe Queens, never to be shot again.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 7:54:44 AM EST
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That's awesome.
I just hate the thought of "pure collectors" buying up all these historic rifles to do nothing but gather dust as Safe Queens, never to be shot again.
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Well between those people and the CMP running out of them, it's increasing the values of the rifles that are for sale. I don't think these will ever see NFA rifle prices, but already around me it's hard to find one under $1200-$1500 at a gun shop, and they don't last long at that price.
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