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  • dee

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    I've been wanting one for a while now? So has anyone bought one lately and from where. Also have found some barreled recievers , is it hard to get all the pieces together to build one?
     

    dee

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    Its just a reciever and barrel but I figured if I went that route I'd change the barrel anyway, but I've never had much experiance with an M1. I assume it wouldn't be too overly complicated to build one.
     

    baboon

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    Something about a Garand rifle that just makes me very proud to be an American. Just think if every liberal was made to own one, could be a change even I would welcome
     

    dee

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    I agree my main reason for wanting one is cause thats what my grandfather and greatuncle carried throughout WWII.
     

    Bullseye Shooter

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    To answer your question, the CMP sells M1s and barreled receivers. You can check out the requirements at [url]www.odcmp.com[/URL]. You will need to be a member of a CMP affilitated club like the TSRA or a veteran. You should also check out the CMP Forum at their website. Lots of good info on building a rifle. They are not the easiest to build since used parts can cause timing problems. The CMP also sells some pretty nice wood for them. I picked an M1 up at their North Store a couple of years ago. Their prices are better than you'll see at a gun show.
     

    NewTxn

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    In general I would recommend staying away from any new production Garand receiver. It's not that all of them are bad (although some are); but why bother with them when the real deal, drop-forged and machined USGI receivers are so easy to get nowadays. The USGI Garand receivers were made back when labor was much less expensive than it is now. Making a forged and machined receiver now is an expensive process. Just look at what it costs for a forged LRB M14 receiver. You're looking at about $950. Those $600 Service Grades from the CMP are a bargain. When they are gone a lot of us will be kicking ourselves for not buying one(more) when they were available.
     

    Rugrash

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    I picked up a Garand from http://www.garandguy.com/ about a year or so ago. It had a brand new stock and a brand new citadel barrel chambered in .308 (since I didn't want another expensive caliber like 30-06). The serial number traced back to 1943. I think with a texas CHL and a membership to TSRA you can buy one from CMP and NOT have to shoot in any matches.

    -Rug

    Also picked up one of these adjustable gas systems:
    http://www.mccannindustries.com/scope/parts.html
     

    Eli

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    I lust for a Garand. The CMP is the way to go, you pay and wait - they're swamped with orders - but you pay a very reasonable amount.

    Eli
     
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