Originally Posted by ManInBlack83
I found a Garand at a local shop for $750.00 with a Winchester receiver and mostly SA everything else. Barrel was like brand new....great shooter. Eventually I sold it for what I paid for it.
$1000.00 seems steep for a shooter. With mil surps, you DEFINITELY need to do your homework to avoid getting hosed. Yes, there are some "Rare" examples out there, but the majority of them are FOS. I don't even bother looking at Garands, 1903's, 1917's anymore on GB because every other listing has RARE in the title. There are a million retards out there trying to take advantage of someone new to mil surps. It makes me sick and it gets old fast.
The majority of all the above have been refurbished and there's nothing rare about them. Go to Gunbroker and search all three. Yep, 40 pages of results for each....super rare Elmer Fudd. What I consider RARE is a someone selling a Garand,1903 or 1917 for an honest price.
***THIS RANT IS NOT DIRECTED TOWARD ANYONE HERE***
X2, I could not agree more.
They all seem to think their manky, rusty, old Colt .45ACPs
are worth 3500$ for some reason, too...