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Re: CMP M1 Garand - My Story...

Post by Grin Reaper » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:09 am

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(Oh, and anybody here who shoots a K31..... I'll buy that berdan primed brass when you're done with it)
Are you reloading it? If so, how about a write-up on how, & where to find berdan primers?

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Post by HHaase » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:57 am

Well, still workin on that. Having a lathe and air compressor available gives me a few options that other folks don't have, so I am working on plans for a pneumatic/hydraulic decapper. If it works out well, I may sell them. You can get the claw style decappers from Brownells/Midway. The primers? Those don't seem to turn up too often here in the US, be prepared to have to buy a 5,000 case minimum when you see them on AuctionArms or Gunbroker. I'm more just stocking up for future possibilities right now.
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Post by tid » Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:26 am

congrats! I encourage everyone to utilize the Civilian Marksmanship Program to its fullest extent. I've gotten a service grade M-1 Garand, a service grade Springfield M1903 and service grade M-1 carbine from the CMP. Not only are you doing your duty as a citizen by keeping proficent in your marksmanship skills, but you are also keeping a historical weapon that served its country from being lonely smothered in cosmoline in some government arsenal.

Its also a great dig on the anti-gunners, because there is no better feeling in the world than walking out to your curb and having the Fex-Ex man hand you a rifle.

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Post by mrdbeau » Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:23 pm

Trebor, would it be possible for you to easily find and link to your big CMP Garand thread that you started probably 9 months ago with all of the info on the CMP Garands. It was a great read at the time for me and would probably help people now, too, who have not seen it.

Edit: NM, it came up quickly in a search.

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Post by Trebor » Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:38 am

mrdbeau wrote:Trebor, would it be possible for you to easily find and link to your big CMP Garand thread that you started probably 9 months ago with all of the info on the CMP Garands. It was a great read at the time for me and would probably help people now, too, who have not seen it.

Edit: NM, it came up quickly in a search.

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Thanks for the bump on that thread. That's why I wrote it.
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Re: CMP M1 Garand - My Story...

Post by HHaase » Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:14 am

I finally got my own "War Baby" out to the range a few nights ago for the first time. Service Grade Winchester :-)
Shoots fantastic, much better than the Field Grade Garand. (at the time, no Service Grades were available).

Not sure what to get next actually.

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Post by DropZedFred » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:47 pm

Ditto, shot flawlessly.
First 5 rounds were in a "hunting" clip at 50 yards. 3 rounds in a 1/2" circle at 3 o'clock in the 9 ring. Come 4 clicks left - 2 rounds in the "X" - move to 100 yards.

Continuing with the Greek Surplus Ammo, I spewed 18 rounds in just over a 3" circle at 3 o'clock spanning from the X to the 9 ring. The Elevation markings are dead on, the windage was actually on "mechanical zero" once corrected. The Greek clips were great, the "new" CMP provided 8 rnd is awesome, but the used (surplus?) 2 round mag would not eject.

The aftermarket 2 and 1 round clips (Single Load Enhancement Device) also worked perfectly.

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Post by 0122358 » Tue May 08, 2012 2:16 pm

DropZedFred wrote:I agree with Trebor, I did some research and lurked the Garand sights. The Service Grade SA is a shooter/collector because they've "seen action", the HRA's (like I got) are known for better fit finish and condition (post war - newer) and the Collectors are for, well, collecting. I wanted an out of the box shooter that had plenty of miles left, but wasn't a "project" gun.
If you are building a .308 Garand or a match gun, you can go with FAR Lower grades since the barrel and stock will be replaced anyway, you only need an original receiver, trigger group and gas system. - Hope this helps...

What about just buying the reciever for 195 and building up a rifle from Fulton Armory parts (barrel, stock, gas system, bolt, ect) that way? (im thinking .308 btw) See link: http://www.fulton-armory.com/M1-Garand-Parts.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by Finch » Tue May 08, 2012 2:22 pm

beautiful

now go shoot it in a CMP game match!

find the next one here

http://clubs.odcmp.com/cgi-bin/matchUpc ... ion=GARAND" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

and buy a turner 1907 you won't regret it http://www.turnersling.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by wguy00 » Wed May 09, 2012 12:50 pm

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Post by Finch » Wed May 09, 2012 1:08 pm

lol .... not my fault! but i dont know how i didn't notice that :)
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Post by wguy00 » Wed May 09, 2012 1:55 pm

It's cool. It helps me pad my posts :lol:
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