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Old 07-28-2011, 07:12 PM   #11
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Isnt the .308 a M1A? (civvie version of a M14) If your not picky about specifics the CMP is your best bet....
Good luck on your search, Im hunting for a Garand as well, but Im picky and gotta have one made by International Harvester... The CMP never seems to have them though...
No, a bunch of garands have been rechambered in .308. A guy in our highpower league has a NM version chambered in .308.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:49 PM   #12
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Try a Mosin Nagant.

Ammo is 5 times cheaper, and the ballistics are very similar.

They have a carbine- the M44- which is a great truck gun,

even comes with a built in bayonet.

You can get three or four decent Mosins for what you pay for 1 Garand.

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The DCM is a great place to buy one. And if you contact them the guys working there are very knowledgeable regarding the weapons, condition and correctness. I know at Camp Perry at the Nationals they always have some fine rifles. I do not know what the law is in California but another great source to find one is Terry Douglas at Hill Top Guns in Colona, IL. Anyone interested can pm me for contact details. I have no business relationship with Terry just a good friend. Terry not only sells them since I know he has several in inventory, he is a collector and expert when it comes to the M-1 Garand, M-14, M-1 Carbine, Military 1911s, and others. Including the correctness and condition.

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Well, thanks to CA357 showing me what I missed when reading the CMP eligibility section I ordered myself a correct grade springfield M1 Garand today with ammo and enbloc clips (I think that's what they're called). Now I just have to wait roughly two months for it to arrive Besides what I mentioned, are there any must have (or nice to have) accessories for the M1 that I still need to order or purchase? I want to make sure I have everything I need once it gets here.

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I'm not sure of it's nomenclature, but pick up an M1 combination tool. They run around twenty bucks. They're handy to have.

BTW, do not shoot commercial ammunition unless it's specifically for a Garand. Federal makes some. Otherwise, install a Shuster gas plug to handle the pressure. Personally, I always shot surplus.

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Oh and congratulations!

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Thanks, I ordered just shy of 600 rounds of surplus from CMP so I should be good for a while. I will make sure that I only get surplus to shoot. I am also looking up the combo tool so I can have it all here before the rifle..... hopefully

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For my wedding my wife bought me the m1 Springfield the commemorate one on iwo jima. Very nice but damn expensive just watch the ammo cuz it's a buck a bullet or more if you can find the right type. But great fun shooting! (don't do it much cuz of cost and the gun is a commemorative.)

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CA357's spot on about ammo, the shuster plugs, and CMP.

I love my Garand, it's just every time I fire it, my

register in my head goes "cha-CHING, $1.36! cha-CHING, $1.36!

cha-CHING, $1.36!"...

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ARMYGUY~

Congrats on the new rifle purchase. I bet you are excited and the wait will be like watching the grass grow! Tuff!! "Now" You need to do some research on what to do to prevent that dreaded M-1 Condition called M-1 Thumb!

Enjoy that new rifle and send us some pics and a range report as soon as you can!

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