Originally Posted by 1911love
I always thought the Springfield or Remington models were the rarest. I really want to learn more about Garands. I can only afford to save up for one, so I want to make my purchase count. So, the IH would be my best bet for collectability?
Only manufacture of Garands are Springfield, Winchester, HRA, IHC. Springfield is the most common manufacture with the most numbers made, Remington never made Garands
At one time HRA Garands were considered somewhat scarce . With the huge amount of them that came from CMP and the Greeks that has now changed, they are very common.
The IHC rifles are the same way, yes there were less of them made but reason they are so collectable is there arent many around.
Why? A large number of them were loaned to the Turkish Govt, some of the IHC's CMP will be selling is coming form them.
These rifles will be priced alot higher than what other manufactures CMP is now selling.
For your first Garand I suggest getting a nice HRA Service Grade
Good luck with your decision