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Posted: 3/17/2006 2:01:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/17/2006 2:21:54 PM EDT by timothy585]
I cleaned my CMP M1 last night. I have to say I was VERY happy with the condition of the finish.

Here are a few pics after the cleaning and one before and after.

The wood has a few nicks, which I expected, but the metal finish is sweet!

BEFORE -




AFTER -


















Tomorrow, weather permitting, off to the range!

P.S.

They look happy together.



Link Posted: 3/17/2006 2:10:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/17/2006 2:11:36 PM EDT by hotrodtba]
Looks like it is in great shape. What grade did you get? What are the markings on it, if you don't mind me asking.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 2:24:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/17/2006 2:26:24 PM EDT by timothy585]

Originally Posted By hotrodtba:
Looks like it is in great shape. What grade did you get? What are the markings on it, if you don't mind me asking.



Correct Grade, Harrington & Richardson.

www.odcmp.com/Services/Rifles/m1garand.htm#correct



Edited to correct link.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 2:36:59 PM EDT
Thanks. Figured it was one of the more expensive ones. Looks beautiful.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 2:41:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/17/2006 2:42:40 PM EDT by raf]
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 2:50:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 3:12:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raf:
Too clean. Put a light film of CLP on the whole metal surface, and grease the usual points..

Nice rifle, though.



raf,

Do you have a good link with instructions on where to grease? This is my first M1 and a manual wasn't supplied.

Also, after shooting it tomorrow, I will probably clean it and store it away in the safe, probably for years. Any tips on storing a surplus rifle long-term? Other than coating it again in cosmoline.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 4:00:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raf:
Too clean. Put a light film of CLP on the whole metal surface, and grease the usual points..

Nice rifle, though.



A big +1. Oil all parkerized parts (heavy coating) and let it soak in for 1 hour. Then wipe off all excess. That thing needs grease also.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 5:29:40 PM EDT
Nice rifle.

Max
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 7:09:49 PM EDT
Great looking rifle!! I wish my service grade H&R had looked that good when I got it. I can't complain cause the metal on my rifle was beautiful, but the stock I got was a real POS.
I have replaced it now with a WW2 era stock, and now it is great!!
Looks like you got a real nice rifle though!! Having a rifle in that kind of shape is worth a few extra bucks in my book.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 7:31:50 PM EDT
That is one awesome rifle.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 7:20:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2006 7:24:59 AM EDT by 2A373]

Originally Posted By timothy585:


Do you have a good link with instructions on where to grease? This is my first M1 and a manual wasn't supplied.


Thanks.



See chapter 5. Damn, that is a nice M1.

www.biggerhammer.net/manuals/garand/m1.htm

Link Posted: 3/18/2006 9:18:06 PM EDT
Wow! What a great score.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 6:25:51 AM EDT
Looks like you got a new rifle with a used trigger group. Great score!
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:42:13 PM EDT
Nice looking rifle.
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