How much does a M1 garand run

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by XoneshotonekillX, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. XoneshotonekillX

    XoneshotonekillX New Member

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    I am currently in the market looking for a M1 garand, does anyone know what the price range is on one of those? I recently had the pleasure of firing one and I absolutely fell in love with it. It is such a accurate weapon and I was hoping someone could give me an idea of what one runs. Would appreciate any help!
    Ciao
     
  2. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    The Civilian Markmanship Program rifles will generally sell for between $500 and $3,000 depending on grade and condition, limited availability of some grades and models is common. Mitchell Mausers often has them as well for comparable pricing.

    Rifle Sales

    M1s by Springfield (new) start at about $1,500 and go up from there. Not sure what a private sale M1 would go for but be prepared to more or less pay what CMP sets as a price.

    Military Misc. Rifles US for sale, gun auctions and gun classifieds for Military Misc. Rifles US at GunsAmerica. Refine your search for Military Misc. Rifles US with the choices below.
     

  3. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    Jyple pretty much got that one. I've seen them for sale at around $700-$900 at the one of the other gun shops in town.
     
  4. HotFudge

    HotFudge New Member

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    A billion dollars.

    Springfield battle rifles are expensive as hell.
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    jpyle pretty much spot on. i have seen them used at gun shows as low as $600 and as high as $1100! try gunbroker.com or gunsamerica auction site and keep your eye out for one. you might find one that needs some work and refurbishing. they still have lots of parts for these, Midway and Brownells carry quite a few parts for them. a used one that needs work might be had a lot cheaper. you might find one that functions good but looks like hammered crap, then clean it up and refinish it and have yourself a nice rifle for not a lot of money. just an idea to consider.
     
  6. Ryno702

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    Try looking at impactguns.com or budsgunshop.com. I've seen em for about 799.00 to 1,999.00. Like axxe says. The cheaper, the more beat up. Usualy its just the furniture needing redoing. Good luck...
     
  7. ArmyGuy

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    I got mine from CMP. It is a Springfield "correct grade" and I paid $1,100 for it. I absolutely love shooting it though, so for me it was well worth it.
     
  8. Bigdog

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    CMP is by far the less risk, in my opinion, to purchase an M1 online. If you live close the CMP would even be better. Anyway, here is there website for rifle sales. Rifle Sales

    They have been sold out of the service grade rifle for some time. Field grade can be a little rough but functional. I just bought a Service Grade Special for $895 and it looked new. It will not have usgi wood but will come with new walnut. As said on another post. Corrected grades are nice if you need all parts from the same manufacture.

    There are a few hoops to go through to order from CMP but worth it.

    bigdog
     
  9. XoneshotonekillX

    XoneshotonekillX New Member

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    Thanks for the help guys. I will definitely look into it
     
  10. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Try finding a International Harvester one... :(
     
  11. ttdub

    ttdub New Member

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    Anywhere from $1500 to $3000.
     
  12. ACRhino

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    Depends on how long its legs are and how conditioned it is. Sprinting or marathon?
     
  13. Bigdog

    Bigdog New Member

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    I might be wrong but IH only produced a little over 300,000 Garands, I thought, all post war. They produced the least amount of the 4 manufacturers. Springfield produced a little over 4 million. Do you think an IH would be easier to find since they were made post war?

    Sorry if I am missing something here.

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  14. Trez

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    Yeah I know there the rarest, but Im one of THOSE people... ;) (I got a IH pickup and a Scout!)

    From what I understand, many of the post war M1's were sent elsewhere as well?
     
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  15. therewolf

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    CMP is the way to go for the best deals.

    At the LGS, it's @650 for the crappiest, rustiest, greasiest Garand

    on the planet. Half decent ones start around 900$, and go up

    rapidly from there.

    IMO, CMP is half as much, because the cost is less for better quality.
     
  16. Bigdog

    Bigdog New Member

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    Totally agree with you, therewolf.
    Here is my last one I got from CMP this past summer. HRA and I requested original wood.

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  17. billt

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    The CMP can be a PITA to deal with, and you'll wait forever.

    DGR - Dean's Gun Restorations

    DGR builds beautiful rifles like this in about 4 weeks. He is far easier to deal with, and you'll get a much nicer rifle without having to jump through so many hoops. The cost is only slightly more for a standard M1 Garand than what the CMP charges for a similar rifle.
     
  18. jeepejeep

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    If you live anywhere near Long Island NY the only place to buy one is Orion7.
    Orion 7. Note: If you are not seeing the pages below, please update your browser. The older browsers (IE6 and FF4) are too old for the newest standards. | Orion7 – the M1 Garand Specialists. Home to M1Garand.com
    The owner, Anthony, is an encyclopedia of Garand knowledge and has very fair prices. Great guy to do business with. He personally shoots every gun and if anything needs repair he does it. He will not sell a gun that does not function correctly.
     
  19. Bigdog

    Bigdog New Member

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    Never had any problems ordering from CMP but the rifles are taking about 30 days to receive one.

    bigdog
     
  20. billt

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    You are one of the fortunate ones. A little over a year ago I placed an order for 3 CMP "Special" M-1 Garands. The order came to a little over $3,000.00, and took me the better part of the day to assemble, per the CMP's instructions. I went to the CMP’s website, downloaded and printed, then filled out the required forms and applications. I went to the bank and got it all notarized. I included proof of membership of a CMP sponsored gun club. I even included current, valid copies of my C&R FFL, as well as my Arizona State CCW license, along with a copy of my drivers license, just to make sure everything went smoothly. I personally took it to the post office and had it weighed to assure I had the proper amount of First Class postage attached, and sent it off to Anniston, Alabama.

    I then began the long, drawn out waiting process, which seemed quite unusually long for some reason. Then, I received an E-Mail in my inbox. I was all excited thinking my order had finally moved to the shipping process. Instead I found out that my order was in fact cancelled because, according to them, my background check came up "DELAYED", not "DENIED".

    So instead of contacting me and informing me that there was a problem, my order was tossed into a pile on someone’s desk, where it sat for a solid month. Then, it was cancelled. All without so much as a letter, phone call, or E-Mail telling me there was any problem what so ever.

    This is where things get screwed up. The CMP makes up it’s own rules in regards to background checks. Under normal conditions, per FBI rules and regulations, if a Federal "Instacheck" comes up "delayed", and the FBI doesn't make any further contact with the seller after the fact, the sale can, and should proceed as normal after 48 hours. It is very common for people to have background checks "delayed" for bogus reasons. The system is very flawed in that regard. The FBI knows this, and that is why the "proceed after 48 hours" rule is in place in case of a "delayed" check.

    It is also the reason why I included my C&R FFL, (M1 Garand rifles are included on the ATF Curio & Relic list of weapons), as well as my current, valid Arizona CCW. You are required to go through a much more stringent background check for both with the FBI as well as the ATF requiring fingerprinting, than you are for a simple firearm purchase. No matter because the CMP makes up it's own rules, and informs no one of this until well after the fact. Had they called me immediately I could have jumped on it, and possibly corrected the problem. But instead they just ignored the whole thing for a month, (why I have no idea), then cancelled the entire order.

    So after over 3 months of patiently waiting, this effectively put me right back at square one. They sent me some sort of packet containing a bunch of forms to fill out and send to the FBI, in an attempt to try to straighten this whole mess out. By this time I was so damn disgusted with the whole matter I just dropped it and chalked it up to a bad experience. Besides, I'm not even required to have a background check performed when I purchase a weapon because of the fact I already posess a current, valid CCW. Again, this complies with Federal, as well as state laws. But the CMP could care less.

    If your order went smoothly for you, as many do, I am happy for you. Just so people know that if you happen to hit the slightest snag in the order process, the CMP will not be very accommodating. They are a bureaucracy just like any other, and are run as such, and believe me it shows.