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Posted: 2/25/2006 5:27:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 5:28:35 AM EDT by TacticalStrat]

Twenty two days after sending in my order-form and application to the CMP, my "Collector Grade" Harrington & Richardson Arms Garand arrived Fed Ex to my door. According to the CMP, the HRA collector grade has all original finish from the manufacturer and all original matching HRA parts. Upon inspection, I verified this to be true.

The metal looks to be unfired. The bolt-face doesn't have a mark on it and looks new. Wear on the reciever and operating handle looks like the action was cycled by hand a few dozen times, and that's it. The stock has lots of dings and scratches, I'm assuming from 50 years of storage and being moved around the world a few times. Maybe the rifle was drilled with, but it appears to have never been fired.



























Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:30:01 AM EDT
NICE!
Need more pics!
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:30:04 AM EDT
very nice, I'm saving for one of those myself. BTW what's with the Mauser pics as well?
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:30:19 AM EDT
Very nice! Post this in the armory under the M1a/M1 forum.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:32:48 AM EDT
Sweet!
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:34:44 AM EDT
SWEET!!!

Mine will be here soon!
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:35:13 AM EDT
That is a thing of beauty.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:38:16 AM EDT
It's official - I have a woody.

Must go get my Garand out of the safe and play with it now.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:46:35 AM EDT
Great, now I have to wipe shot-spots off of my CRT!
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:59:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Fourays2:
very nice, I'm saving for one of those myself. BTW what's with the Mauser pics as well?




I posted the Mauser pics by mistake. It's a Venezuelan Mauser made by FN, chambered for 7mm Mauser. It was made in the 30's and it's unfired. Here's some pics of it:
















Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:23:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat:
It's a Venezuelan Mauser made by FN, chambered for 7mm Mauser. It was made in the 30's and it's unfired.



It's official...................YOU SUCK!!!!

...............I'm sorry.................my jealousy got the better of me!

That thing is GORGEOUS!!!!!
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:23:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:24:25 AM EDT

Absolutely beautiful, you bastard!


Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:29:14 AM EDT
Awsome.

I can't say I'll ever feel like my collection is complete without one of those.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:31:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TUMOR:

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat:
It's a Venezuelan Mauser made by FN, chambered for 7mm Mauser. It was made in the 30's and it's unfired.



It's official...................YOU SUCK!!!!

...............I'm sorry.................my jealousy got the better of me!

That thing is GORGEOUS!!!!!





LOL!!! Thanks!! I picked it up at a gunshow about a year ago for $625. It seemed like a steal to me.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:42:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:46:03 AM EDT
Very nice, congrats!
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:44:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 7:46:53 AM EDT by luger355]
the stock on your collector grade H&R is a lot nicer than mine is.

the stock proofs on mine are dam near non existant. I had to wait over a year to get it too.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:47:32 AM EDT
Are those red X's in 90-95% condition?
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:48:23 AM EDT
I love Garand Porn

Thnaks for the pics
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:57:05 AM EDT
Nice rifle, thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 8:02:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Absolutely beautiful, you bastard!







I agree with DK
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:04:37 AM EDT
Great pics of a nice M1.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:39:43 AM EDT
That's a very nice Garand. It is even nicer than my 1953 Springfield Garand, as yours seems to have a pretty flawless finish on it. Mine just has some finish wear around the high spots. You got a pretty good rifle.

Be sure to take good care of it.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:42:11 AM EDT
Damn, I love my M1 but I sure do wish it was that pretty. Good for you.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:51:52 AM EDT
Very Nice
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 12:05:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 12:05:58 PM EDT by Old_Painless]
Very nice Garand.

But I'm confused by this:


I posted the Mauser pics by mistake. It's a Venezuelan Mauser made by FN, chambered for 7mm Mauser. It was made in the 30's and it's unfired. Here's some pics of it:


I would understand "...was unfired", but I can't understand, "...is unfired".

Rifles are fer shootin'.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 1:47:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
Very nice Garand.

But I'm confused by this:


I posted the Mauser pics by mistake. It's a Venezuelan Mauser made by FN, chambered for 7mm Mauser. It was made in the 30's and it's unfired. Here's some pics of it:


I would understand "...was unfired", but I can't understand, "...is unfired".

Rifles are fer shootin'.




I know. I keep thinking I want to shoot it, but I just never get around to doing it. I shoot all of my guns except a few. I also have an unfired 30's Persian Mauser and a 99% Winchester 1897 riot-gun (made in 1916) that I don't shoot. All the rest get shot regularly. I may start reloading again soon and then I'll be able to load some cheap non-corrosive 8mm and 7mm Mauser ammo to shoot in the Persian and Venezuelan.


Thanks everyone for the compliments on the Garand. I really appreciate it.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 2:04:42 PM EDT
M4 feed ramps? I've been wanting to say that for a while. Nice gun.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 3:14:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By James23:
Awsome.

I can't say I'll ever feel like my collection is complete without one of those.




I felt the same way. I spent years looking for a minty Garand to add to my collection. All I found were a bunch of faked parts-guns. When I found out about these CMP Garands, I was all over it. I think the CMP is the only way to go for a Garand. I'd bet 90% of the Garands that are for sale outside of the CMP are faked and misrepresented. Unless you're an expert, you're likely gonna get screwed if you buy a Garand outside of the CMP.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 3:21:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 3:22:22 PM EDT by DrFrige]
Interesting note... that rifle has been in MANY hands over the years and it is a tool. It MAY have seen battle. It has probably seen many days in bad weather...

Yet it is in a HELL of a lot better condition the younger table its sitting on is in.


ETA: DAMN!!! I was wrong... its on a butcher block
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 3:23:22 PM EDT
For Pete's sake, take that Garand out and shoot it. That's what she was made for.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 3:27:05 PM EDT
Gorgeous. What's the plan for it? Are you going to make a display for it, or will it be a safe queen to show VIP's? Or do you plan to *gasp* shoot it?
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 3:39:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
Gorgeous. What's the plan for it? Are you going to make a display for it, or will it be a safe queen to show VIP's? Or do you plan to *gasp* shoot it?




I also ordered a 768 round case of Greek 30.06 from the CMP. I definitely plan to shoot it.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 3:41:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat:
I definitely plan to shoot it.



!!!!!

Good luck with that. It's a beautiful museum piece. Please take good care of it!
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 3:44:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Will-Rogers:
For Pete's sake, take that Garand out and shoot it. That's what she was made for.




What makes you think that I don't plan to shoot it?
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 3:47:39 PM EDT
The proof "P" would indicate it was fired, no?

Beautiful regardless.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 3:59:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DOW:
The proof "P" would indicate it was fired, no?

Beautiful regardless.



Thanks!

Nearly all guns are test fired after manufacture. If you fire more than a few rounds, it will create a ring on the bolt face. This Garand has zero wear or discoloration on the bolt face, which indicates it was fired less than maybe a dozen rounds. For all practical purposes, it's acceptable to label it as unfired.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 4:50:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 4:52:57 PM EDT by TomF32]
Nice pics but you gotta clean up that cosmoline. Been thinking about getting one myself ,might be able to convince the wife its a good investment
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:36:34 PM EDT
ah come on shoot it already its a gun its made to be shot.

Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:46:20 PM EDT
It's gonna look 100 time better once you clean it up.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:57:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 7:57:52 PM EDT by red65]
steam those dents
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:22:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By red65:
steam those dents



Dents? WHAT dents?


That is CHARACTER!!!
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