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Here's mine, USGI. The receiver was made in '44 at Springfield. The bolt is SA as well. Trigger group is H&R and hence post WWII, but with a SA trigger guard. It was re-barreled in '46 at SA (SA barrel) , making me wonder if it was used in marksmanship training, or if it saw wartime service overseas. The buttstock is walnut, and the hand guards shown are no longer on the rifle- I found better matching pieces. The buttstock bears no cartouches except for the "P" in a circle proof and an upside down "RIA" without a box surrounding it. It must have been sanded during arsenal rebuild. I don't know who made the stock. Winchester? I cannot yet grasp the nuances of stock ID. It's a CMP rifle, Service Grade, and a nice shooter. The metal shown is as-received from the CMP last year. As you can see, I have worked the buttstock extensively. It was a deep chocolate brown when I got it, cleaning just made it a dull brown, no real "Arsenal red", and it had deep gouges in three or four places, so I decided to sand it and re-finish with stain

Right after the wood cleaning. The forward hand guard is...birch? As you can see from the rear handguard, which is not sanded yet in this first series but was cleaned, the color was not very nice after cleaning, and this was with the H&R trigger guard:

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Some nice grain was actually brought out, after steaming out dents and sanding:

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Here's my latest photo, SA milled trigger guard installed, but with the now-replaced hand guards. I don't seem to have a current photo. The late afternoon light last fall really showed off the color after staining. It's a little deceptive; the buttstock is darker and a shade less red in the mid-day light but this is a nice photo

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I wish I'd taken photos right out of the box, but I didn't have the presence of mind to. The metal shown however, is as clean as when it showed up at delivery- I tried to clean the rifle but it was just a waste of time- it was clean when I got it! Not even cosmoline in the magazine. Obviously re-parked but a nice job nonetheless

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Here's mine: the barrel is dated June 1944, and she is in excellent condition. I got her from the CMP about six years ago. At the time they were having a special deal for World War II veterans, so I got my dad to buy it for me and the cost was only $300.

 

 

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Hey fellas, nice looking M1's! twothumbup.gif

I have posted a pic of mine in the past but here it is again. A 4/43 SA I got from the CMP back in 06.

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Gentlemen.......I feel like a rock asking this but what is CMP?


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Yup. Used to be the DCM

 

Nice looking rifles guys, keep them coming

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Here are some average M-1's...so far only Springfields.

Just picked up an M-1 that could not be opened without the use of heavy object.
It turned out the extractor shaft was bent and was wedging the bolt against the breech, replaced the extracter and the gun functions perfectly.
I bought the gun for parts $200 and discovered it was a solid 2.75, million 1944 SA dated barrel gun witha faint GAW cartouche in the stock.
Have not yet given a thorough cleaning though will get it done soon.
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This was the part I wanted, an un-cut op-rod
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This six digit gun (234,xxx) I picked up with over 300 round of ammo in clips, paid $600, sold the ammo for $120 and kept the clips.
It was a danish gun with matching serial numbered stock. I switched out the stock for a good walnut milspec and have been restoring it just a bit with proper era internals. So far it is looking better then when I got.
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I have another M-1 but the photos are not on a host yet.
Will post pics soon.
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Only one is pure WWII, it is the one on the far right. It is not a put together it is original as purchased about 25 years ago, 3-44 date. The rest are H&R, IHC, Winchester and Springfields.

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Nice Garands, I always enjoy looking at them! Here are the only two that I have. A 42 dated springfield and an M1-D. The sniper was a title 10 transfer from Anniston Army Depot about 13 years ago. This is just the way it came from the depot. Jeff

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M1-D

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[Fine figure of a man yes, great hunter yes, great fisherman yes, that's all you need to know for now] Jeremiah Johnson!

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Scope

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Springfield Cartouche

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Springfield

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For those of you interested in Garands you may want to join The Garand Collectors Association, the newsletter is well worth the price of joining - http://www.thegca.org/

 

The Garand Stand Report is also a well written magazine dealing with the details of collecting Garands - http://tools.academicplanet.com/webs/garandstand/home.htm Details how to subscribe are at the bottom of the link. This is published by Billy Pyle who also published Ordnanace Tools, Accessories & Appendages of the M1 Rifle.


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Also interested in BAR and M1917A1 BMG related items.

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Hey thanks, I didn't know about those. That deserves a photo I found the other day, on the net. Looks like the 101st, in a Ch 47 :)

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Here is a close up shot of my "twins" One was a bluesky import from the 1980's and the other is a CMP Garand from the late 90's.

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This is the Bluesky import. Springfield mfg in 1945. Barrel was changed during the late 1960's. Stock is well worn. I converted her to .308 back in the 80's using one of those chamber inserts. Have had little trouble other than FTE/FTF problems with weak ammo.

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This is the CMP Garand. Also a Springfield 1945 mfg with a matching barrel and cartouched stock. (SA/NFR) Stock fits very tight and the only mismatched part is the op-rod which is H&R. Still in 30.06 and shoots like a champ.

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Here's my Correct Grade Springfield Armory. It's in great shape! thumbsup.gif

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Here is an M1 I picked up from a Pawn shop in Texas... a sort of retirement gift to myself. Seems to be springfield marked on all major parts, no markings at all on the furniture. The butt plate is the hinged trap door type, and is well worn. Any info on this rifle would be appreciated...

 

Wayne

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Here is an M1 I picked up from a Pawn shop in Texas... a sort of retirement gift to myself. Seems to be springfield marked on all major parts, no markings at all on the furniture. The butt plate is the hinged trap door type, and is well worn. Any info on this rifle would be appreciated...

 

Wayne

I see it has an NM (National Match) opp rod


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LtRGFRANK: "I see it has a NM (National Match) opp rod"

 

I was wondering what that NM meant. Before purchasing this M-1, the only military issued Rifle I have owned is an 1865 Springfield Trapdoor that has been handed down through my family for generations. are there any other oddities I should know about or are there any signs of where this rifle originated? Thanks for the info...

 

Wayne


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