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Posted: 2/26/2006 10:00:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/27/2006 5:19:04 AM EST by TacticalStrat]
CMP Unpacking the Greek Garand shipment.....

HOLY CRAP!!!! Imagine being able to pick out the new in wrap guns out of this lot and buy them. The CMP auctioned off one of the new-in-wrap-Garands a few weeks ago and it went for something like $25,000.


NOTE: The original link that I posted with the 45 pics was shut-down (guessing to many hits from AR15.com). Luckily I had downloaded all the pics, so I uploaded them and posted them all in the original post in this thread. Enjoy!


























































































Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:02:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:03:26 AM EST
Ahhh, I can almost smell the wood, steel, and cosmoline!
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:03:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 10:05:05 AM EST by KA3B]
I have wood!

Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:03:43 AM EST
I have a chubby.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:04:40 AM EST
Nice!

Were they all auctioned off for $25k, or was that just a special one?
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:04:43 AM EST
Holy shit.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:05:19 AM EST
Nice
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:07:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:07:35 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:08:36 AM EST
Now THAT is cool!!!!
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:09:52 AM EST
I just cross-posted it to the M1 forum.
Mods, don't move this.
Way too cool of a thread.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:10:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 10:12:17 AM EST by TacticalStrat]

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
Nice!

Were they all auctioned off for $25k, or was that just a special one?





If my memory serves me correctly, it was a new in wrap and mint Springfield Armory, all original (never been refurbed), and it was a WWII serial number. I believe most of the new in wrap guns they found were post WWII manufacture.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:11:12 AM EST
Everyone of those guys has a parts stash that you wouldn't believe also.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:25:46 AM EST
I would love to buy a few of those Garand crates!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:32:31 AM EST
Wow....and I use to think crates of SKSrifles was cool.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:34:17 AM EST
Ahh, looks like the GCA volunteer tour. Too bad this event will never repeat itself. The amount of rifles the GCA members 'processed' was a benefit as they removed quite a backlog.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:34:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By AmericanPatriot1776:
I would love to buy a few of those Garand crates!!!!!!!!!!!



They used to have crates at the north store now and then, not sure if that is still the case?
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:40:14 AM EST
schwing
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:43:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat:
If my memory serves me correctly, it was a new in wrap and mint Springfield Armory, all original (never been refurbed), and it was a WWII serial number. I believe most of the new in wrap guns they found were post WWII manufacture.


Where did they "find" these ?
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:47:43 AM EST
When was this? I thought they stopped those events a couple years ago?
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:48:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By tc556guy:

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat:
If my memory serves me correctly, it was a new in wrap and mint Springfield Armory, all original (never been refurbed), and it was a WWII serial number. I believe most of the new in wrap guns they found were post WWII manufacture.


Where did they "find" these ?



Boating accident?

I would like to get ahold of one of those crates.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:59:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 11:01:57 AM EST by weptek911]
Thanks for posting this TacticalStrat !

( Hastily filling out my CMP paperwork)
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 11:30:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 11:31:54 AM EST by clement]
BEE-YOU-TEA-FULL
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 11:38:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By tc556guy:

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat:
If my memory serves me correctly, it was a new in wrap and mint Springfield Armory, all original (never been refurbed), and it was a WWII serial number. I believe most of the new in wrap guns they found were post WWII manufacture.


Where did they "find" these ?



The 'new in the wrap' ones recently auctioned were returned from Greece.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 11:39:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By yfs200:
When was this? I thought they stopped those events a couple years ago?



This was the first and last large GCA/CMP event like this. Furthermore CMP has stopped all volunteer work even from individuals IIRC.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 11:50:00 AM EST
If I had a crate of Garands like that I woudl ahve stakcs of three rifles (the pyramid by stackign swivel) all over my house


damn I need mroe garands
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 12:02:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By LE6920:

Originally Posted By yfs200:
When was this? I thought they stopped those events a couple years ago?



This was the first and last large GCA/CMP event like this. Furthermore CMP has stopped all volunteer work even from individuals IIRC.



Why is that? Was there a pilferage problem? Interested to hear "the rest of the story".

Excellent photos, makes meh drool!
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 12:11:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 12:13:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By topknot:

Originally Posted By LE6920:

Originally Posted By yfs200:
When was this? I thought they stopped those events a couple years ago?



This was the first and last large GCA/CMP event like this. Furthermore CMP has stopped all volunteer work even from individuals IIRC.



Why is that? Was there a pilferage problem? Interested to hear "the rest of the story".

Excellent photos, makes meh drool!



unfortunately, it had to do with liability insurance...
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 12:18:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By cduarte:

Originally Posted By topknot:

Originally Posted By LE6920:

Originally Posted By yfs200:
When was this? I thought they stopped those events a couple years ago?



This was the first and last large GCA/CMP event like this. Furthermore CMP has stopped all volunteer work even from individuals IIRC.



Why is that? Was there a pilferage problem? Interested to hear "the rest of the story".

Excellent photos, makes meh drool!



unfortunately, it had to do with liability insurance...



Ah, our litigious nature ruins yet another great tradition. I work with a doctor who is a Garand nut. He has made at least one trip to volunteer helping them. I'll email him and see if he's heard.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 12:20:14 PM EST
Hah... I'm thinking, "why the hell is everyone wearing T-shirts?" I just bought my Garand at the north store last week and I wore my coat the whole time.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 12:20:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By cduarte:
unfortunately, it had to do with liability insurance...



Too many payouts for Garand thumb ?

Link Posted: 2/26/2006 12:23:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 12:31:56 PM EST by Maroonfeather]
drool!

The date on the pictures says 4/25 and 4/26 2003. Is that when this really happened, or is this definitely a recent event? Wonder how many total they got in - spectacular!
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 9:12:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By Maroonfeather:
drool!

The date on the pictures says 4/25 and 4/26 2003. Is that when this really happened, or is this definitely a recent event? Wonder how many total they got in - spectacular!



Definitely a past event.

There's a pic or 2 in there somewhere of a stack of Greek-return M1Cs and Ds.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 3:37:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/27/2006 5:05:14 AM EST by TacticalStrat]
FYI: The original link that I posted with the 45 pics was shut-down (guessing to many hits from AR15.com). Luckily I had downloaded all the pics, so I uploaded them and posted them all in the original post in this thread.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 3:41:00 AM EST
What's a good cleaner to get jizz off of a computer screen?
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 3:56:00 AM EST
That gives me like 9 kinds of wood!
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 5:13:22 AM EST
What was the total count? How many rifles in the shipment?
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 5:23:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat:
FYI: The original link that I posted with the 45 pics was shut-down (guessing to many hits from AR15.com). Luckily I had downloaded all the pics, so I uploaded them and posted them all in the original post in this thread.



Thanks for taking the time to post em.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 5:33:02 AM EST
That's a lot of Garands.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 5:33:59 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 5:39:37 AM EST
Actually it was a PAIR of 2 new in wrap Garands that went for $25K on the auction site.. they DID auction off ONE new in wrap that went for $13K. The CMP only had 59 new in wrap Garand (now down to 56. NONE were of WW-II vintage. The 3 that were auctioned off and the remaining 56 are in the 5mil serial number range......
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 5:50:09 AM EST
Oh my,... The little bald dude just puked!
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 5:51:10 AM EST
so when is the storefront opening?
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 1:31:05 PM EST

Wonder how many total they got in


the total Greek Garands returned numbered about 45K
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 3:59:37 PM EST
And I thought there were supposed to be running low on Garands.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 1:22:56 AM EST
The Garand is truly a firearm AND a work of art
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 1:25:51 AM EST
I want a Garand
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 1:31:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:
so when is the storefront opening?



When I drove by two weeks ago to get my ammo, they said hopefully this summer.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 1:32:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
I want a Garand



So get one.


I got 3. I guess Im hooked.
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