Nice to see those stamps in the left side of the stock.
I actually like this one better than your CMP version.
Mine below for comparison. Got this one about 25
years ago from author/collector R. Blake Stevens
who wrote: 'US Rifle M14 - from John Garand
to the M21'.........
Thank you.. Nice rifle.
One of the guys that I work with, last name "Garand" is actually the nephew of Mr. John Garand.
Very Nice. I like the lock bar sights!! I have those on mine.
So did you gage the muzzle and chamber?
That is a very sweet find!!
COL, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Thank you..I'm happy with it.
JoeFriday and Steve
Those are such beautiful rifles! They look like they will last forever and built like a tank. I hope to find one some day, it'll be in my collection.
There are still quite a lot of these out there, but condition
is a factor in cost. Weeks ago I saw one at a local show
which was similar to the one above - asking $1,900.
20 years ago there were some surplus Garands up
here for $199 each, but they didn't look too great.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program down your way
would be the 'cream-of-the-crop' for a nice Garand
these days and something to look into - unless
you stumble across a beauty like Rob's.........!
20 years ago? Imagine what will happen 20 years from now. Will collections be that much more valuable? Will only certain things be more valuable? I hope to be around to find out, but I can wait!
Lol - I'd buy another if I could get this kind of program here !
I believe they are all refurbed in some way - new wood,
barrels and certain parts but apparently you can make
requests for specifics and 'Special' grades. Below are
a couple of members' threads who recently
purchased CMP Garands: