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    Welcome to the Garand Crowd! I love my Garand and reload to Garand specs. Three of my all time favorite firearms are the Garand, the 1903 Springfield and the Carbine. Nothing like holding and shooting a piece of history. Congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by North Idaho Shooter View Post
    Nice score! My wife and I both got ours many years ago when the CMP was still the DCM. Once the qualifying (you had to shoot in a high power match) and all the paperwork was done (fingerprints, etc.), the cost for the rifle was $165.00. Mine was a used, but very well cared for Springfield Armory, and hers was what appeared to be unissued International Harvester. Not going to find them for that price anymore!!
    This is a CMP rifle purchased by the original owner in 2001 for 400 bucks. This shooter grade of Garand now can go for 800-1000 bucks online since it has a new barrel that was not shot much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlinjunkie View Post
    Welcome to the Garand Crowd! I love my Garand and reload to Garand specs. Three of my all time favorite firearms are the Garand, the 1903 Springfield and the Carbine. Nothing like holding and shooting a piece of history. Congratulations!
    Thanks! I now have an original 1878 Springfield Trapdoor, a 1950 Serbian M48 Mauser, and a 1943 Mosin-Nagant. Only MilSurps that I own but I do shoot them quite a bit. The Mosin now has a scout scope emplaced on the rear sight ramp (not D&Ted). The other two I have left as is.....and will do the same with the Garand.
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    Congrats on a great deal and a piece of history. Garands are amazing to shoot and one of my favorite platforms along with M1A's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlinjunkie View Post
    Welcome to the Garand Crowd! I love my Garand and reload to Garand specs. Three of my all time favorite firearms are the Garand, the 1903 Springfield and the Carbine. Nothing like holding and shooting a piece of history. Congratulations!
    I forgot to say that I will be loading to original Garand specs as well. Gonna try to work up a hunting load with 165 gr Hornady SP Interlocks and 4064.
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    Congratulations on your first U.S Rifle Cal..30M1 ! Always wanted "one" myself but that just wasn't possible. I've had great luck with 4064 in most rifles. Also 4895 and some others which I can't remember as I sit here. It's been a long time since I've reloaded for my milsurps. I bought a ton of ammo from CMP way back and mainly just shoot that most of the time. I think I have enough of that stuff to last the rest of my lifetime. It's not match grade stuff but for the most part it's fine for casual range blasting.

    A Danish rebuild? You have a VAR barrel on it?

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    CMP paperwork IDs the rifle as a Danish rebuild. The barrel is much newer that the rest of the rifle--it hasn't been shot much so it doesn't have the same kind of wear and tear. Can't find any markings on the stock or receiver aside from the original Springfield Armory stampings. I will keep looking at the rifle and will probably bring out the wife's magnification lamp she uses for sewing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ret_Eng View Post
    CMP paperwork IDs the rifle as a Danish rebuild. The barrel is much newer that the rest of the rifle--it hasn't been shot much so it doesn't have the same kind of wear and tear. Can't find any markings on the stock or receiver aside from the original Springfield Armory stampings. I will keep looking at the rifle and will probably bring out the wife's magnification lamp she uses for sewing.
    A Danish VAR barrel will look like this:
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    Took out the trigger assembly and pulled off the lower stock. The VAR marking was there on the lower side of the barrel in front of the receiver.
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    Very nice rifle. You will be happier than Slick Willy at Epstein's place!
    A friend borrowed my M1 for a weekend. He punched a bullseye at 50 yards with the first shot, fired the rest of the clip ( proper term)
    and thought he missed the target. That is until he realized the first hole was much bigger.
    Its 1944 Springfield made with a 1952 rebarrel job.
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