How much do M1 garands go for?

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by junho806, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. junho806

    junho806 New Member

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    I was planning on picking one up eventually
    besides a good gun show where else could i pick one up in good condition for a good price?
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, you might want to check the website for the ODCMP- Dept of Civilian Marksmanship. A quasi-governmental agency that SELLS M-1 Garands to citizens that meet the qualifications. See their website for qualifications. MOST of theirs are shooter grade- good rifles, not collectors items. Send in the paperwork and payment, and they mail your rifle to you. For current selling prices, auctionarms.com, and gunbroker.com, search CLOSED AUCTIONS, last 90 days, plug in garand in the search criteria- and will show you what they have sold for. And Google the term "M1 thumb":D

    Enjoy your rifle- and see if CMP still has 30-06 ammo for sale.
     

  3. junho806

    junho806 New Member

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    ah...
    hahaha i see now
    the M1 thumb thing...
    thanks shooter!

    i was just wondering if it was possible to build one yourself maybe
    and would it be cheaper?
     
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  4. janikphoto

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    The thumb thing happens to everyone once. And it usually only takes one time to know better... it HURTS!!!!!!!!!!

    I got my garand with a 6XX,XXX serial number, boyd's stock, and nice barrel (low TE and good muzzle) for $850. All parts are springfield (though not the same year manufacture), and boyd's stocks are supposed to be the best recreation stocks available.

    The CMP rifles are in good condition for the money, but not the best you can buy. I'm still thinking about getting one from them, to have a second, but want to allocate my funds elsewhere first.

    Build one to save money? No. You are better off buying a cheap CMP rifle and slowly upgrading the parts that need replacing.

    Build one to match up same manufacturer parts/years? Sure, but not necessary. Collectors say that the garands were often rebuilt on the battlefields of WWII and Korea, so an original "all matching/correct" garand is unlikely to be legit surplus. The only way to get an all matching garand is to build one from parts or get one of the very few that didn't enter regular service.

    By the way... I LOVE my garand. Everyone should own at least one.
     
  5. Silvertip 44

    Silvertip 44 New Member

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    Garand

    An excellent quality rifle will cost you a thousand or more depending upon its condition. Otherwise you can pick up some cheaper.
     
  6. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    The CMP has plenty of ammo available for the Garand. In fact, it seems they now have a supply of Lake City surplus available.
     
  7. SlamFire

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    I found my 1943 Springfield at a gun show for $600. This about 8 yrs ago. New wood, I think armory restocked. "Accurized" for CMP comp. Looks like new, inside and out.

    Now I check prices and find I made out like a bandit.
     
  8. Southern6er

    Southern6er New Member

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    CMP is, by FAR, the best, most reliable place to get a Garand. Both my M1's (march 42 and June 44 SA's) came from there. Both shoot quite well too and had low throat and muzzle wears.
     
  9. dragunovsks

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    I saw one last year at my favorite funshop that was priced at about $1700 but that was a limited edition. It was really cool, it had "June 6th 1944, Normandy France" engraved on the right side of the stock under the bolt. It also had a group of soldiers running up the beach on the buttstock, engraved that is.
     
  10. GarandGuy

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    The only way they will send his Garand to his door is if he has an FFL01 / 03 or a C&R license in his name, other than that, you'll have to have the Garand sent to a gunshop willing to participate in the transaction. See the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968. That is what I had to do to get my Garand. CMP is still selling M-2 Ball suited to the M-1 Garand.
     
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  11. ScottG

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    If you mean mailed directly from the CMP, that's not correct. You don't have to have the ffl. As long as you qualify to purchase it will be mailed directly to you. Their congressional charter allows it. In fact, FedEx will even hold it for you if you ask in advance.
     
  12. WDB

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    I bought a M1 more than a year ago that is in good condition from the Korerian war erea all springfield for $1,100. It came with the issued cleaning kit, bayonette and carry bag. It was a gift for my 81 year old farther who was a Marine in that war. He shot the hell out of it several times and I could almost see the 1st Sgt poping of the rounds. He would grin ear to ear when he heard that "ting!" The mag was empty, and say "thats a real rifle"! He never liked to shoot the AR's my son and I know as USMC rifles. Why I bought this for him so we could shoot together more often.

    I got a deal on the rifle as the seller was a Marine my farther's age and liked the reason I was buying the rifle. Open market I expect it is worth more than double what I paid but with that said you can find many M1's coped together with parts from diferent manufactures for $750 to $1400. If you want a pure example in good condition with all of the accesories expect to pay at least $2,000. I have the documents on the one I purchased to show it was sold to the former owner in 1967 from the USMC for $183. So I expect it's worth a bit more but not something I'll ever sell.
     
  13. WILDCATT

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    original

    if you put all the parts on that it was supposed to have its not original.it is fake.since they would not be the parts that were on the gun in the begining.
    so you would be cheating your self as well as a buyer.and if you buy from CMP you know you are getting an arsenal inspected gun.that will work.
    :rolleyes: :eek: :D
     
  14. WDB

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    Good point Wildcat but I learned a lot of M1's were refitted and reissued with parts from other manufactures so I think it comes down to erea issued parts. Mine is clean as it has all the factory parts and I expect it never left the states. Even with that expressed it's hard to fake a M1, it might be refurbushed and be at the low end of the price scale but it's still a M1 and a fine rifle to shoot/own. Heck I'm looking for a nicely refitted M1 at a fair price that I can shoot more often. The one I have is only shot by my farther and if I'm lucky he lets me pop a few rounds before banishing me back to my AR.
     
  15. c3shooter

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    Once again, go visit the site: CMP Home And no, an 01/03 FFL is not required to buy a rifle from the CMP. In most cases, it is required, but this is the exception. They act in the place of the 01 FFL, do the background check, etc. BTW, anyone that is a commissioned officer of the US military meets the requirments for affilaition, competion, and citizenship- a copyu of your ID card covers all of that. Active, Reserve National Guard, and retired.
     
  16. Laufer

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    Junho 806:
    If not too late in your search, a friend is considering a day trip fairly soon to the CMP warehouse in Anniston, AL.

    He said that they have racks full of them. Mike just bought a guy's Garand which was converted to shoot .308. Mike seems to really know his rifles. In Navy Rifle Team (he retired but still shoots with them) and other matches, he has won more than several rifles as prizes and seems to have learned quite a bit.
    This is all still new to me.

    Send a note and will ask him any question or ask him to furnish his cell number.
    If I forget to check this website (read about seven at times), check my nickname at 'Gunandgame', 'Mosin Nagant' forum for e-mail options.
     
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