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Posted: 12/8/2001 3:38:29 PM EDT
At a new shop I visited the owner had a springfield garand converted by the navy to .308 and about %70 finish and excelent wood. Serial number in the 3 million. Whats it worth? He was asking $699

thanks
idaho-ar15
Link Posted: 12/8/2001 5:03:09 PM EDT
Some of those were converted with a chamber device......you have to check that....if the barrel is a 308....it`s better...either way...you can get a garand for 400-500 in the shops.....I`m not a garand expert..but if you can get it for 500...I think you would be doing good.....if there is something more to a actual navy conversion...I`m not sure......I passed on a "tanker" garand in 308 a couple years ago...mostly because I don`t trust the aftermarket boys.......there are some serious garand guys here...so keep posting.....
Link Posted: 12/8/2001 7:42:41 PM EDT
Check the barrel,
If it's marked with the part number 11686514 or 110104573

It's an as made 308 barrel.

If the barrel is WRA, Marlin, SA H&R,LMR or is WW2 D35448 or post war with 30;06 6535448 part # and stamped H & R 7.62 than it has the chamber bushing insert.
If you could get them down under 600 $ it would be a good deal either way
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 6:37:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 9:13:48 AM EDT
Depends on which navy!

There were several thousand Pakistani Navy 7.62mm M1 (Garand) Rifles sold in the US a couple of years ago. Like the US Navy models they were 7.62mm NATO and not .308 and will be marked with that caliber.

Any .308 marking is a sign of a commercial conversion.

-- Chuck
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