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LOL I sure have.So far 6 M1s,1 M1903,a U.S.property marked Mossberg M44,an M1 Carbine,and a bunch of ammunition.If you meet the purchasing requirements you can't beat them.They currently are coming up with some very nice late M1s.The SG rifles are not some cherry sat in a warehouse never issued rifles but are very nice.The rifles they now have are mostly returns to the army from the Military Assitance Program from countries overseas.If I lived an hour from the store I'd be broke all the time.Ordering by mail is a crapshoot on condition,they call it luck of the draw.The grading criteria for FG and SG rifles is based on bore condition and muzzle erosion and throat erosion readings.Going to the store is the way to go.Very few WW2 dated rifles showing up and they are or have been rebuilt.Another plus,if you meet purchasing requirements and NICS check,they ship direct to you,no FFL if not purchasing in store.They also often have things in the store for sale not listed in the catalogs due to small amounts.Currently they have some NOS 03 and 03A3 stocks.They have reported there will be bayonets available sometime this year.They have a website that will have updated offerings and prices.Expect a price increase soon.Last year they had VFW and Legion returns of Krag Rifles,M1903s,and M1917 rifles in varying conditions.

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LOL I sure have.So far 6 M1s,1 M1903,a U.S.property marked Mossberg M44,an M1 Carbine,and a bunch of ammunition.If you meet the purchasing requirements you can't beat them.They currently are coming up with some very nice late M1s.The SG rifles are not some cherry sat in a warehouse never issued rifles but are very nice.The rifles they now have are mostly returns to the army from the Military Assitance Program from countries overseas.If I lived an hour from the store I'd be broke all the time.Ordering by mail is a crapshoot on condition,they call it luck of the draw.The grading criteria for FG and SG rifles is based on bore condition and muzzle erosion and throat erosion readings.Going to the store is the way to go.Very few WW2 dated rifles showing up and they are or have been rebuilt.Another plus,if you meet purchasing requirements and NICS check,they ship direct to you,no FFL if not purchasing in store.They also often have things in the store for sale not listed in the catalogs due to small amounts.Currently they have some NOS 03 and 03A3 stocks.They have reported there will be bayonets available ometime this year.They have a website that will have updated offerings and prices.Expect a price increase soon.

MANY,MANY THANKS! It sounded easy from checkin out the web site,so basically it's the goverments gun store,alright,I can live with that.

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MANY,MANY THANKS! It sounded easy from checkin out the web site,so basically it's the goverments gun store,alright,I can live with that.

 

A store visit is a must and there is no better place to purchase your first M1. You will have a great time even if you don't buy anything.... LOLOLOL yeah, like "that" will happen. :laughing1: SOME ADVICE: If you think you might spend $800... bring $1,600. at least. Allow the whole day, have your paperwork ready and enjoy! (you will) :thumbsup:

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The CMP is awesome. I got both my Garand and my Carbine from them. Their customer service is unlike anything around now a days. It amazes me

that in the year 2010 you can still pick up a piece of history like that for such a great price. :thumbsup:

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The CMP is awesome. I got both my Garand and my Carbine from them. Their customer service is unlike anything around now a days. It amazes me

that in the year 2010 you can still pick up a piece of history like that for such a great price. :thumbsup:

I was just sittin here thinkin about what you said,and you are 100 percent right. And if a person REALLY thinks about it ,they've got a chance to buy a piece of history and thats nothing but a good thing.

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A store visit is a must and there is no better place to purchase your first M1. You will have a great time even if you don't buy anything.... LOLOLOL yeah, like "that" will happen. :laughing1: SOME ADVICE: If you think you might spend $800... bring $1,600. at least. Allow the whole day, have your paperwork ready and enjoy! (you will) :thumbsup:

 

This is sooo true. I went to the south store with the intent of purchasing a single M1 carbine. I ended up walking out with 2 M1 carbines and an H&R M1 Garand plus 1000 rounds of 30.06 ammo and about 10 M1 carbine magazines!

 

Just a word though. If you find a rifle you like HOLD ON TO IT! If you set it back in the rack and think I'll grab it when I'm done looking it'll be gone. Also ask to borrow a muzzle erosion gauge from the armorer counter.

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The DCM (Director of Civilian Marksmanship) program and its descendant, the CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) are GREAT. I obtained my M1 Garand from the CMP in 1993 for $165, my Mossberg 44 US in 2000 for $75 and my M1 Inland carbine a couple of years ago for $450. :thumbsup:

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My tax refund is going for a carbine for sure. Can't beat 'em!

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After having a double bypass this past year, it's time to downsize and pass along much of my 'stuff'. I've had my fun, now it is someone elses turn.

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Nobody has tortured K Jones with photos of their CMP M1 yet?

 

God, you guys are polite!

 

CMP Service grade, '44 SA receiver, '46 SA barrel, replacement USGI handguards, USGI stock that came on the rifle (lot of work on it though). Installed a lockbar yesterday, no pics yet

 

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I went to the store for the first time last year and told myself that the only way I would walk out with a gun (as I didn't really need to spend the money) was if they had an Auto Ordnance contract IBM carbine.... there were five to choose from!! I picked out a nice one with highwood stock and a few other good features.

 

I'll be heading back again sometime this year.

 

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Nobody has tortured K Jones with photos of their CMP M1 yet?

 

God, you guys are polite!

 

CMP Service grade, '44 SA receiver, '46 SA barrel, replacement USGI handguards, USGI stock that came on the rifle (lot of work on it though). Installed a lockbar yesterday, no pics yet

 

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BEAUTIFUL!

Going thru garand withdrawals.Need to head to Anniston for a fix.Thanks gents,Freddy

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I just got my catalog. Are these prices real? M1 Garand H&R in service grade for $595.00,S&H $22.95, Anniston is an hour to the east from me. Any of ya'll ever got weapons thru the CMP Thanks Freddy

 

Freddy, a word of advice, send in your paper work a couple of weeks before you go . This is just to make sure you can take one home the same day. If there are any delays they will let you know.

I've bought 8 of 9 of my M1s from CMP going back to"99. Great to deal with. It was luck of the draw due to Anniston being too far to drive (before North store opened) and was pleased with each one. Got 1 prewar,5 WW2 ,one a Winchester and 2 postwar SA and HR. I picked up An IHC and Smith Corona 1903A3 at an estate sale.

 

Good Luck

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Freddy, a word of advice, send in your paper work a couple of weeks before you go . This is just to make sure you can take one home the same day. If there are any delays they will let you know.

I've bought 8 of 9 of my M1s from CMP going back to"99. Great to deal with. It was luck of the draw due to Anniston being too far to drive (before North store opened) and was pleased with each one. Got 1 prewar,5 WW2 ,one a Winchester and 2 postwar SA and HR. I picked up An IHC and Smith Corona 1903A3 at an estate sale.

 

Good Luck

 

 

This is something I had not thought of. Good advice. By 1000 the place was packed! I got there at about 8am and was out the door by 1300. I however did not do any paperwork nor did I bring any. I just showed up with my military ID and it all went smoothly. If you are ex-military do not forget your DD214.

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Freddy, a word of advice, send in your paper work a couple of weeks before you go . This is just to make sure you can take one home the same day. If there are any delays they will let you know.

I've bought 8 of 9 of my M1s from CMP going back to"99. Great to deal with. It was luck of the draw due to Anniston being too far to drive (before North store opened) and was pleased with each one. Got 1 prewar,5 WW2 ,one a Winchester and 2 postwar SA and HR. I picked up An IHC and Smith Corona 1903A3 at an estate sale.

 

Good Luck

Many thanks Larry,been tryin to get my brother turned on to this and also the Forum,that both would

be to his advantage.

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Many thanks Larry,been tryin to get my brother turned on to this and also the Forum,that both would

be to his advantage.

Go to the CMP forum and find one of the south store reports with the pictures of racks and racks full of M1 rifles and carbines.If that don't turn him on nothing will. :lol:

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