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Ended up ordering two of the Special Grade M1 Garands that come with a new barrel and stock. Some of the metal shows pitting, but should still make a good shooter. $650 Each shipped to my door i figured why not. Both of mine are Springfield Receivers models. Hitting the range tomorrow to test them out.











From the CMP website.....

CMP Special (.30-06) M1 Garand. This is a completely refurbished rifle consisting of an original M1 Garand Springfield or HRA receiver, new production Criterion barrel, new production American Walnut stock and handguards, and new web sling. Receiver and most other parts are refinished USGI, but some parts may be new manufacture.
Receiver may have pitting.


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Good stuff!

Those $650 "Rack Grade Special" Garands, built by putting new barrels and stocks on heavily used rifles, are a great deal for someone who's just looking for an affordable shooter, and not necessarily a collectors' piece.

And it's a great way for the CMP to make something useful out of the more well-used rifles returned from the Phillipines and Turkey recently.
 
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I think it was 2004 when I bought my first Garand. It was a Woodless Dane Rifle for $450. Good thing about that trip to the North Store was I picked up several crates of Greek ammo. Miss matched parts and a little rust don't matter much to me. The bowling pins and steel targets won't know the difference. Cool


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Great looking shooters!

Does anyone have a line on where to buy GI or even new manufacture Garand receivers? I have enough GI parts of WW2 vintage that I inherited (sans receivers) to make 2 complete rifles.
 
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Does anyone have a line on where to buy GI or even new manufacture Garand receivers? I have enough GI parts of WW2 vintage that I inherited (sans receivers) to make 2 complete rifles.


Keep an eye on Gunbroker, or the classifieds section of the CMP Forum, for stripped USGI receivers. The CMP used to sell them but hasn't had any for a few years now (since they started building up their own "Special" rifles using new parts on salvaged receivers).

I don't know of anyone currently offering new production Garand receivers. There have been a few companies that did runs of them over the years, but most were less than stellar quality.

Another option is to find something like a display/drill rifle, where you could salvage the receiver and some other parts, and combined with your existing parts end up with a fully functional rifle.
 
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Keep an eye on Gunbroker, or the classifieds section of the CMP Forum, for stripped USGI receivers. The CMP used to sell them but hasn't had any for a few years now (since they started building up their own "Special" rifles using new parts on salvaged receivers).

I don't know of anyone currently offering new production Garand receivers. There have been a few companies that did runs of them over the years, but most were less than stellar quality.

Another option is to find something like a display/drill rifle, where you could salvage the receiver and some other parts, and combined with your existing parts end up with a fully functional rifle


Thanks for the info. I really want to make two rifles out of them. I have the feeling that my Great Uncle "liberated" the parts when he mustered out in the late 50s.
 
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$650 apiece? "Why not?" indeed!
 
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Ping! You have a couple of winners there.
 
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Heck yeah, enjoy! Those are definitely in nicer shape than my first M1 was. It looked like it spent some time in salt water.
 
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I think it was 2004 when I bought my first Garand. It was a Woodless Dane Rifle for $450. Good thing about that trip to the North Store was I picked up several crates of Greek ammo. Miss matched parts and a little rust don't matter much to me. The bowling pins and steel targets won't know the difference. Cool



picked on up myself, maybe 2003 (or 05, cannot remember) while shooting in the games matches,

ammo to,



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I think it was 2004 when I bought my first Garand. It was a Woodless Dane Rifle for $450. Good thing about that trip to the North Store was I picked up several crates of Greek ammo. Miss matched parts and a little rust don't matter much to me. The bowling pins and steel targets won't know the difference. Cool


IIRC, woodless Danes were $295.
 
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Originally posted by redlickranch:
I think it was 2004 when I bought my first Garand. It was a Woodless Dane Rifle for $450. Good thing about that trip to the North Store was I picked up several crates of Greek ammo. Miss matched parts and a little rust don't matter much to me. The bowling pins and steel targets won't know the difference. Cool


IIRC, woodless Danes were $295.



I believe you are correct



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Shot both rifles this weekend and they both shot great with no issues at all. I was able to get most of the minor rust off the trigger groups. Very happy with my pickup.


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