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Posted: 6/3/2001 6:32:09 PM EST
for $549, is it crap or not?
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 6:35:59 PM EST
if it was $349, i would still say DONT GET IT they are crappy and not worth a damn on the collector market for $500 get a REAL DCM (ODCMP) GARAND, which only go up in value, and is a real piece of history besides century headspacing aint the best, notoriously OFF
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 6:36:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 6:37:07 PM EST
While I've not seen one myself, the general concesus is [b]crap[/b]. For that price you could get a U.S. issue M1 from the CMP. That is the best thing to do.
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 6:37:43 PM EST
O.K., thanks guys.
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 6:41:12 PM EST
Even IF they were a decent piece of iron, they'd still have no arsenal name on the receiver. The arsenal name/date is what makes these guns worth having. I see Springfields all the time for $650 in great shape.
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 6:49:41 PM EST
I heard they are not safe to shoot at all! they are not in spec! or something of this sort yea go shoot in a cmp match one time the you qualify for a Issue garand.
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 8:22:37 PM EST
Go to Fulton Armory's website and look at Clint McKee's technical inspection of a Century Garand. Very informative. In a nutshell, he says it's completely out of spec and should not even be fired. Spend your cash on something else.
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 9:12:51 PM EST
Go with the DCM/CMP.
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 2:43:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2001 2:46:08 AM EST by Derek45]
It's easier than ever to get a real USGI M1 GARAND from the [b]CMP[/b]. [url]http://www.odcmp.com/Services/Rifles/m1garand.htm[/url] They are a piece of history, and the [b]CMP[/b] program will save them from the Govt. cutting torch and scrap metal pile. The new cast commercial receivers are JUNK and unsafe to fire. [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/016/wg/kE/wK/YS20043.jpg[/img] That's grease, not rust on my CMP rifle.[:D][:D][:D][:D][:D][:D]
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 5:58:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2001 5:58:51 PM EST by LightningLink]
I agree with the others ... if at all possible, get a CMP Garand. I recently got my first and it is a real beauty. I've seen the CAI Garands advertised as "Refinished parts on a new receiver". I've run across a few of these at the gun shows. IMHO, the stocks look like they were pilfered out of the trash at CMP. In other words, they took a new (albiet crappy) receiver, and put it on a hideously ugly old stock. Now, if for some reason you cannot get a CMP Garand, there is another option. Israel Arms Int'l (IAI - [url]http://www.israelarms.com/flash/iai.html[/url]) has been putting out quality M1 Carbines for a little while now, so I suspect their Garands are equally well built. While at the gunshow this weekend, I had the chance to check out an IAI M1 Garand (model M-333). Fit and finish was very nice. I didn't work the action, so I can't comment there. It looks and feels like the real thing to me. The stock was the most beautiful NEW Garand stock I've seen. They do cost more than a CMP Garand, but if new and quality are your requirements, this is probably your best bet. If you do get one though, you MUST give us all a range report. Good luck on your Garand quest. LL
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 6:37:53 PM EST
Put a little more with it and find a nice one at the gun shows. The CMP guns are not looking too good as of late. Bottom of the barrel. Of course, they might very well have another warehouse ready to unload.
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 6:48:01 PM EST
I had one a year ago that I paid $380 for. It shot great and headspaced fine. The gun had no collector's value, but was a good shooter at the range. A friend of mine talked me into selling it to him. He says it's still shooting great. Perhaps I/he got one of Century's better guns.
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