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Posted: 9/1/2004 9:57:20 AM EST
All things being equal (price and quality) are there advantages to purchasing an M1 from the DCM vs. purchasing from a private party? The private party purchase would be... well, private. I would also be able to inspect the weapon, etc. However, I've always felt that there was something "special" about getting an M1 directly from the Federal arsenal. Your thoughts please.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:59:42 AM EST
I like nothing better than tell people that the US Government sent me a military rifle for being such a good patriotic citizen.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:59:46 AM EST
If you can find someone to let go of an M1 for the same price...

The DCM will also inspect and should at least check the headspace on rifles they send out. If you buy one from a private party, you'd have to get it checked out, or at least get a NO-GO and a FIELD gauge to check headspace with.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:03:34 AM EST
- better than a gun show reweld

- may have been used by your grandfather on the beaches of Normandy or Iwo Jima

- you save one from melt-down

- they ship it to your house!!
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:07:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By Blued-Steel:
I like nothing better than tell people that the US Government sent me a military rifle for being such a good patriotic citizen.



I like that response. Those are pretty much my thoughts too. The govt. won't sell those to just anybody.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:08:22 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:13:56 AM EST
I would go with the CMP rifle. Those rifles are in a fairly decent shape, and the qualifying matches are kind of find if you've never shot in match. To qualify for a rifle, the score in the match is not nessary, just that you actually shot the match.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:14:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By Sandguard:
All things being equal (price and quality) are there advantages to purchasing an M1 from the DCM vs. purchasing from a private party? The private party purchase would be... well, private. I would also be able to inspect the weapon, etc. However, I've always felt that there was something "special" about getting an M1 directly from the Federal arsenal. Your thoughts please.




First of all, it is the CMP now, not the DCM.

Secondly, as the others have stated, you don't have to worry about welded receivers (they are not re-welds, as they were never welded to begin with) or the gun being stolen.

Also, if you do have problems with it (which I doubt you will) the CMP will be more than happy to get it straightened out to YOUR satisfaction.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:17:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:37:47 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 11:59:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
- better than a gun show reweld
- may have been used by your grandfather on the beaches of Normandy or Iwo Jima
- you save one from melt-down
- they ship it to your house!!



+1
x5 (I love Garands!)
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 1:39:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By QCMGR:

Originally Posted By rebel_rifle:

Originally Posted By Sandguard:
All things being equal (price and quality) are there advantages to purchasing an M1 from the DCM vs. purchasing from a private party? The private party purchase would be... well, private. I would also be able to inspect the weapon, etc. However, I've always felt that there was something "special" about getting an M1 directly from the Federal arsenal. Your thoughts please.




First of all, it is the CMP now, not the DCM.

Secondly, as the others have stated, you don't have to worry about welded receivers (they are not re-welds, as they were never welded to begin with) or the gun being stolen.

Also, if you do have problems with it (which I doubt you will) the CMP will be more than happy to get it straightened out to YOUR satisfaction.



First,

It was always CMP. DCM stands for Director - Civilian Marksmanship: The Host of the National Matches.

Second:

The CMP has been good to me:

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It used to be named the Department of Civilian Marksmanship and was a part of the Department of the Army as evidenced by my paperwork that came with my first DCM rifle back years ago.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 1:52:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB:
I can't think of anyone who would sell a CMP garand for what they paid for it. I would expect at least a 50% markup if the seller was feeling generous.

i can. the guy at berea that would have sold me his cmp dane/var for the money he had init...$350. he walked around all day with no takers.




SHIT, I would jumped on that one..........
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 1:54:34 PM EST
Oh and in reply to the thread author, YES CMP if you can, I have had a great experiance with them, 2 weeks total time, form mailing in my papers, to recieving the rifle, and SWEET RIFLE IT IS...
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 2:00:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 3:09:46 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 4:38:54 PM EST
Start to finish, what would be the ETA on one of these?
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 4:56:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
If you can find someone to let go of an M1 for the same price...



Without putting the muzzle to their head.

It's god damn ludacris. Gun show dealers buy M1s from the CMP and sell them alongside NM Springfields at the SAME PRICE... Therefore, they're making over a $600 profit.

Screw private Garand purchases... deals aren't near as good as CMP.
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