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Old 10-12-2012, 01:23 PM   #1
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I am looking to purchase my first M1 Garand through CMP in the next few weeks. I am a complete newbe on the M1 so would appreciate any pointers. I was looking at both the Service and Special Grade rifles. I wont be putting the rifle on display, do plan on shooting it - but not in competition, and have no real requirement other than wanting one. With that as background, would you recommend Service or Special Grade? What other pointers to look for?

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Old 10-12-2012, 04:55 PM   #2
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Don't put just any ammo through it. Get some garand surplus, or buy ammo made for garands like American eagle. Too hot of a load will bend the op rod. This might be true with heavy bullets, not sure.

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Sure sorry I didn't buy one many years ago.
Loved the ones I carried while in the Army.
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Where do you live? Close enough to go to either the North or South store and select your rifle in person? If so, I believe the attendants will help you make a good selection if you ask them. I was at the North store about 2 months ago and it had a pretty good selection to pick from. Good luck and I'm sure you'll enjoy shooting and handling your Garand.

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Where do you live? Close enough to go to either the North or South store and select your rifle in person? If so, I believe the attendants will help you make a good selection if you ask them. I was at the North store about 2 months ago and it had a pretty good selection to pick from. Good luck and I'm sure you'll enjoy shooting and handling your Garand.
I am close to the north store. I wasn't planning on going in person but will now
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Don't forget to take proof of US citizenship, marksmanship training, and membership in an affiliated club.

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I have all the paperwork in. Just waiting on funds

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What are the requirements for a CMP Garand?

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If you are 60 or older you do not need the marksmanship Info. You must belong to a CMP approved club. I plan to go to the South store and pick up a rifle. The store? It is 2,000 miles east of me.

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Is the NRA a approved club? I'm about 80 miles from the South store in Anniston

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