M1 Garand

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Gergify, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Gergify

    Gergify New Member

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    So a friend offered me a Springfield armory M1 Garand for $600. The wood is in Excellent to near perfect condition, and the metal has little wear (90-95%). It has apparently been re-barreled, and fires fine.

    It is from around 1947 (according to the serial number) and was never issued nor seen combat.

    I was wondering what you guys think. It seems like a good deal from the research I've done. I've really never shot a M1 Garand before, so i'm wondering what to expect (accuracy, potential problems, and etc).

    Also how useful would this be as a SHTF type rifle (how about compared to the M14, AR-15, and Ak-47)? What are your general opinions on it?
     
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  2. mrm14

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    $600.00 ? Buy it! May not be an AK or AR or M-14/M1A. But it's a 30-06. Meat on the table! And fun to shoot.
     

  3. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    Well, it's older, heavier, and shoots a round that will blow through anything you'd care to aim at that offers harm to you. However, surplus ammo is plentiful and it's well cared for in vacuum packed spam cans.

    It's much more likely to take rough handling than modern day weapons. I think they also are great for buttstroking hippies, or putting a pointy on it to skewer the unfortunate one who tries to take things from you. I don't see that it's all that disadvantageous to have only an eight round capacity. It's fast and easy to load.

    $600 is a great price for a USGI surplus Garand. You should be making arrangements to buy it at once....
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If you don't want it, I'll take it for six bills.
     
  5. Gene L

    Gene L New Member

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    That's a deal!
     
  6. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    I'll give you seven. Mine is a 1954 and by far one of my favorite firearms to shoot. I load 48 grs of 4064 and use a 168 gr Sierra Match King bullet. I have shot CMP matches with it and had a blast.

    Was at a gun show last weekend and seen some real dogs going for a grand. Any decent Garand for $600.00 is a steal. If AWB goes through I would guess that Garands would fall into that category, so you better buy now, just in case.
     
  7. 30-30remchester

    30-30remchester New Member

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    Well I hope Im not raining on your parade but hear goes. First off, if it was never issued or saw combat is a shame as these features add caractor. Second if it was never issued or used why did it have to be rebarreled? Without seeing it I would venture to quess it is an arsenal rebuild after Korea and put into storage. After both wars the government would completely rebuild their rifles and put them in storage. They would rebarrel if nessasary, reparkerise, and usually install a new stock then pack in cosmoline and put into storage. Sound familiar? The government was in short supply of M1's in Korea so doubt if one escaped use.I am not disparaging your M1, they are great arms and $600 is a steal. TAKE IT AND RUN
     
  8. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Five words for you: don't hesitate, buy it immediately!
     
  9. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Detachable magazine: nope
    Pistol grip: nope

    Without those 2 things, nothing else can qualify it as an SUR. Besides, they're 3 miles long and weigh half a ton. To classify a Garand as an SUR would be like classifying a 79 Cadillac as a race car.
     
  10. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    Except for this little gem:

    "(L) A semiautomatic rifle or shotgun originally designed for military or law enforcement use, or a firearm based on the design of such a firearm, that is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, as determined by the Attorney General. In making the determination, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that a firearm procured for use by the United States military or any Federal law enforcement agency is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, and a firearm shall not be determined to be particularly suitable for sporting purposes solely because the firearm is suitable for use in a sporting event.'."

    Sounds like the Garand is covered here....
     
  11. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    I really don't see them taking it that far. There are a lot of weapons that would cover if they decided to get anal about it.
     
  12. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    How far will evildoers go? You're giving the benefit of the doubt to those who have broadcast their intentions for decades. This is truly the most openly evil and corrupt administration ever in our republic. How far will they take it? Why not expect them to go all the way?
     
  13. SHOOTER13

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    Buy It...

    For $600...BUY IT !!

    Then let the government try to take it from ya...!!


    Here's a pic of my M1...from November 1943...with 16" bayonet and grenade launcher==>

    [​IMG]
     
  14. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Trust me, they're definitely anal enough and they are on a crusade.
     
  15. hunter Joe

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    That is why it is so important to read between the lines. A 50 is a 50 whether it uses modern powder or black powder. These yahoos can't distinguish between an auto loading rifle or a auto loading shotgun. There are all assault weapons in their tiny little brains.

    The truth of the matter is if brains were made out of gun powder these liberal commie fags wouldn't have enough to blow the wax out of their ears. You can take that to the bank.
     
  16. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    Nice setup, but I think the good old sixteen incher just looks more suitable for the aught three or seventeen....
     
  17. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    BUY IT, trust me you'll be kicking yourself later if you don't. You can't find one anywhere for close to that, in fact the cheapest I've found one for is $1000.

    A couple of years ago I found an M-1 Carbine for $200. I didn't buy it cause I didn't think I could afford it but the next day I came into some money. I drove straight back there with my money to get it but it was gone.:(
     
  18. Gatekeeper

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    Still kicking myself. About six or sevn years ago I was visiting my gunsmith and he had a Garand he just completely refinished and reworked. I mean total attention to detail. He was in one of his "im getting out of the business moods" and offered it up for $500. I didn't take it. Kick, kick
    I had the cash in my pocket! kick kick
    Cant remember what I blew my money on.. kick
    I swear it was the most beautiful M1 I've ever laid eyes on.
     
  19. SlamFire

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    I found a 1943 Springfield in excellent condition, like 95%. New wood, although it may have been orig. and never issued. I paid $600 maybe 10 yrs. ago. My 1943 PAL bayo ran me about $75, "cut down" to 10" or whatever they cut them down to.