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Old 11-14-2012, 03:25 PM   #11
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Trez, dont try to buy a Webley Fosbery if you dont like the sticker on the IH Garands,. My 38 sold for 17K a year ago and a friend of mines 455 just sold for 23K. The reasons behind the numbers are many and deals are few and far between, the internet has made everyone an expert! Strangely, the WF Was a flop, low production and anemic sales, you couldnt give them away in the 30's.

Try to compare the price on a single penny made in 1909, The non VDB 1909 can go 20 bucks or less. The 1909 S-VDB can sell for $2500 all because of the VDB stamp, very rare, very collectable.
Those dont count, they are Rare.. Less than 5,000 of the Webley Fosbery were made, and its a unique design .. Those VDB pennies were rare in 1909, let alone over 100 yrs later..

My whole point is that the IH Garand isnt really that rare, compared with other guns and brings more than really rare guns..
Like I said they only made 500 Medusas (of those only 250 are here in the states), but a Garand that theres over 300,000 bring 3x the price???
There even up there price wise with Sniper Garands..

Everybody tells me im crazy for wanting the IH Garand, but apparently im not, because their the most valuable..
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I would ROCK an IH Garand... Then I'd play that IH country song, International Harvester by Craig Morgan at full blast, while unloading my IH Garand.

BLAM BLAM BLAM!!!!
On my International Harvester!!!

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Many of us grew up working on farms and ranchs. The Farmall Tractors with the Big IH symbol just means something to us. Having a Farmall Garand completes a childhood dream.

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Many of us grew up working on farms and ranchs. The Farmall Tractors with the Big IH symbol just means something to us. Having a Farmall Garand completes a childhood dream.
I guess that why I gotta have one too.. How cool is it to have your truck, tractor, and rifle all made by the same company...

On another note a Friend found me a GM M1 Carbine... Could go nicely in the back of the Cadillac...
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I guess that why I gotta have one too.. How cool is it to have your truck, tractor, and rifle all made by the same company...

On another note a Friend found me a GM M1 Carbine... Could go nicely in the back of the Cadillac...
Or hanging in the gunrack in the back window of a 72 C10, I love those trucks.

I just learned something new, I didn't know IH made rifles but I guess it makes sense, world war requires lots of weapons and all hands were on deck to crank em out.
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Or hanging in the gunrack in the back window of a 72 C10, I love those trucks.

I just learned something new, I didn't know IH made rifles but I guess it makes sense, world war requires lots of weapons and all hands were on deck to crank em out.
IH made them during Korea..

Blasphemy!! A Chevy truck??
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There were only aprox 337,623 IHC Garands made and there are serveral variations which also makes them collectable
Arrowhead
Postage Stamp
Gap Letters
This combined with rifles that were given to our allies ,rifles sent to Capatin Crunch and what is already in the hands of shooters/collectors there just isnt that many available

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IH made them during Korea..

Blasphemy!! A Chevy truck??
Yea I'm a hardcore Ford fan but id love to have one of those C10 pickups.
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There were only aprox 337,623 IHC Garands made and there are serveral variations which also makes them collectable
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What are those???
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What are those???
Here is a old article that has alot of good info on the IHC Garands.
http://nationalihcollectors.com/PDF/GarandStory_Dec1995.pdf
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