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My first M-1 Garand

Started by chcole1 , Nov 13 2017 08:45 PM

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#1 chcole1

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:45 PM

I received this M-1 from the CMP a few weeks ago. I hoped for one that was close to WW2 era that was a shooter. I'm very pleased with what I received. 

 

I know from the serial numbers that the receiver is from March of 43 and the barrel from June 46. Only cartouche marks are the Ordinance Wheel and the "P" proof mark with serifs. 

 

I haven't had a chance to strip it down yet, but plan to soon. If anyone can help me with dating the stock and the rest of the rifle, I'd really appreciate it. Also, any suggestions for what to look for once I break it down, so I can date it, that would be great too.

 

Chris

 

 

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#2 greasemonkey247

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:49 PM

she looks pretty! :D



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:51 PM

More pics.

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#4 chcole1

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:56 PM

One more pic. This is the only damage to the stock. 

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:10 PM

Nice looking rifle.  What grade did you purchase.  I know if you google your question about parts I believe you will find your answer.  I have a M1 book somewhere amount my gaggle of books that I believe have lists of parts ranges but I'm not sure where it is right now.  This link might be of some help.

 

http://myplace.front...nski/index.html

 

Did you buy enough HXP M2 to feed her?  I'm very interested in seeing a target after you take her out for an exercise.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:28 PM

I did pick up some Sellier & Bellot ammo for it. Hoping to brave the Northern IL cold and get out to the 200-yard range this weekend. I'll share the results if I do–unless it's too embarrassing. 

 

Chris



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:04 PM

Very Nice Chris...enjoy your new rifle



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:15 AM

Great looking rifle. I see you got a lock-bar sight!

The stock with that eagle with three stars cartouch, I believe dates from the 1950s.

Chris

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:07 AM

very nice garand - you will get noticed at the range!!   7 shots then 8 then bing!!!


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:55 AM

Is the S+B ammo designed for the M1?



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:27 AM

Yep, it's M2 Ball ammo.

 

https://www.targetsp...m2-p-77539.aspx



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:31 AM

Sorry M1aShooter, to answer your other question, it's a Service Grade M-1 from CMP.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:35 AM

Nice rifle there Chris, I'm sure you'll enjoy shooting it. I think CMP was out of Greek the last time I looked.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:42 AM

Yeah, I believe you are correct. 



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:43 AM

For your first Garand, the luck of the draw Gods at the CMP really gave you a nice one!  Congrats!   



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:22 PM

bolt and stock are Post War, receiver dates to early 1943, 1946 replacement barrel. Get her to the range and enjoy



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:50 PM

Beautiful one Chris!  Glad you received such a nice one from CMP.  Excellent lock bar sight as well!  I receive mine in May-- SA '43 dated receiver and '44 barrel with lacquered, taped, and dented furniture.  Looking forward to the range report!



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:41 PM

Out of hxp????

#19 chcole1

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:46 PM

I cant find any HXP on the CMP store anymore.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 02:25 AM

Its been out for some time



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:32 AM

Congratulations! I went through the CMP process myself a year or two ago and because of this I enjoy my M1 even more than if I bought it on backpage. I hope you do too.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 03:56 AM

Nice SG, Go out and shoot!




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