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Posted: 9/13/2005 8:47:24 PM EDT

And without further delay, here's the link!

M1 Garand Pictures!

Could you guys give me your opinion on the Correct Grade wood unfinish/mismatch as well? otherwise it's all gravy . I can hardly believe that the bullet test on the RG is essentially the same as the Correct Grade!
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 1:32:25 AM EDT
Looks good. The correct grade isn't about condition, just that all the parts are suppossed to be correct for the build year. CMP is unconcerned if the wood matches or not although I would of expected wood that wasn't cracked for price of the correct grade.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 3:07:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2005 3:08:08 AM EDT by M1-Matt]

They look great. Are you going to be going to the AR Blast on the 24th? Let me know and I will bring my tools and go over them for you if you like.


ETA Where are your 2 cases of ammo?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:00:25 AM EDT
The wood on the Correct Grade isn't cracked. The wood on the Rack Grade has a small hairline crack on the rear handguard (you can hardly see it in the picture near that quarter sized looking mar in the wood). I think I probably explained it weird as it was sometime past 1 in the morning when I was putting the pics up.

I know the Correct isn't necessarily about condition, but I figured it might get me a bit better stuff. Maybe after a bit of TLC it'll match up a bit.

I'd be at the blast, really...But I'm leaving for an 8-day cruise in a few days . I won't be back till the day AFTER the blast, and I won't be coherent until Monday, at least .

I have a mere 384 rounds of ammo...A case or two is forthcoming, just give me some time...I need to win me some $$$ on the cruise ship casino first .

I got a Correct Grade because I'd like one with a bit more collector value than your average Garand, but I wanted to be able to shoot it without feeling guilty (if both my wife and I wanted to go shooting at the same time). I'm just really surprised that I got a Rack Grade that needs (apparently) very little work. I don't know when I'll have the time to take them apart for a cleaning/inspection, though.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:35:22 AM EDT
It's pretty much the luck of the draw. My three rack grade Greeks all have bright shiny bores and are between 3 and 4 on my throat erosion gauge. All are Springfields that I paid $299.99 for. My H&R is a service grade and it measures a 1 1/2 on the TE and I paid $550.00 for that one. All the parts are correct and the original finish rates an easy 98%. I had them all refinished and new wood added as I'm not concerned with their collector value ( been there, done that ). One I even had the 30/06 barrel replaced with a Barnett match barrel in .308

Send me an IM when you get back from your trip and I'll take you over to CJRPC and you can get them sighted in all the way to 300 yards if you like. I'm there every weekend shooting anyway.

Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:44:30 AM EDT
As soon as I get them cleaned up I'll be all over that . I need to sight in my Yugo, too (which is all clean except for a nice rub in with some good wood oil).

Yup, it seems all luck of the draw for sure. I'm just happy that I could have one to "collect" and one to "shoot" without feeling guilty about either switching jobs for a day .
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:57:03 AM EDT
No problem, wait to you see what a 165 grain bullet does to a 2 liter bottle filled with water and a little soap!!
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:23:25 AM EDT
I just got my HRA Greek Service Grade last week. I wasnt too pleased with the stock, but the metal was nearly perfect. LMR barrel dated 3-55. HRA Parts were bolt, reciever, rear sight knob, gas tube nut. Rest were S.A (All trigger parts, Op Rod, gas cylinder etc.). I will b e investing most of my fun money for the next year or so into a couple more garands and at least one 1903a3. Once the CMP runs out of these, prices will be through the roof.

Link Posted: 9/14/2005 6:15:44 AM EDT
Yup, I agree. Once the CMP runs out all the prices will go up. That's one of the reasons I splurged for a Correct Grade over a Service, as it'll have all HRA parts so it'll be worth a tad more. I just couldn't see spending the $1400 on a Collector's Grade as I'd feel incredibly guilty if I ever shot it, and to be honest I'm sure the difference between Correct and Collector's isn't as amazing (visual wise) as I imagine it might be. Plus, if I got a SG or whatever I'd probably end up trying to match all the parts anyway, so I figured money up front for an all matching is a better idea. I'll probably try to squeak a few more in eventually, as well, although I probably will go RG garands and 1903s from now on.

Mmmm...2 liter bottle explosions...mmm!
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 7:03:00 AM EDT
Actually, I think I spotted a few very small hairline cracks in the rear handguard of the Correct Grade during my first phase of cleaning (Murphy's Oil Soap). Hrm...
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 2:35:15 PM EDT
I think the second from the top has my name on it.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 3:05:45 PM EDT
Get your own .
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:32:28 PM EDT
Ooh God, why did you post those Garands?....now I'll have to order four more, and some recievers, and some ammo, and......
Anyway; Nice score! If you're ever up North we'll go burn a case or two of ammo thru 'em.
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