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Navy Garands at CMP
« on: May 15, 2024, 09:18:22 PM »
mk 2 mods 0 and 1 Garands are creating quite a stir on the CMP forum. I placed an order too and hopefully will be getting them too. Will post pics when they are in hand. Anyone here ordered them?

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Re: Navy Garands at CMP
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2024, 09:51:31 AM »
Good luck! PAX
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Re: Navy Garands at CMP
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2024, 10:42:36 AM »
I wasnít aware until I saw someone complaining bitterly about the price on a FB milsurp group.  I didnít look into it further (not due to the complaint). Iím guessing itís a lottery situation like with the M1911A1s? Price?

Good luck! Hope you show it here if you get one.

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Re: Navy Garands at CMP
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2024, 10:52:49 AM »
Regular CMP mail order, I'm guessing Navy just transferred all their supplies in Crane to the CMP. Mod 0 - $950, Mod 1 $1600. I'd say Mod 0 is a deal. Many come close to 'correct', plenty of lockbar sights seen.

Most of what Ive seen people got were really nice examples. Whining about CMP mail orders is all too common :) It's human nature, someone got something solid but then they see someone got a nice mostly original Winchester with lockbars, uncut op rod and beautiful properly cartouched stock and the  cry2 cry2 begins.
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Re: Navy Garands at CMP
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2024, 10:57:48 AM »
Wow, they both sound like good to very good prices in todayís market!

Agreed on the whining. There are also a lot of them who donít understand the CMP mission and that it takes dollars to run their operation. Admittedly, I liked the way Orest ran the CMP better but itís still a very good operation with an important mission..

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Re: Navy Garands at CMP
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2024, 01:47:11 PM »
They came in today (it's nice to NOT have them shipped to FFL anymore :) ). Not lottery winners but nice pieces of history. I'm happy with them. Pics to follow when I have time for a proper photo session.

I think the mod0's are a great deal. Highly original, rare variation, almost guaranteed to be 'as is' from the Navy depot and not put together by the CMP at $900 shipped? Buy if you can! (says the enabler)

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Re: Navy Garands at CMP
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2024, 07:45:47 PM »
If you would have caught me 2 Tulas ago I'd be on it too  thumb1 I'm trying to quit....honestly, for reals, I'm done... PAX
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"A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined" (George Washington),
But they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of Independence from any who might attempt to abuse them. echo1

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.~John Adams 1798

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Re: Navy Garands at CMP
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2024, 09:45:49 AM »
If you would have caught me 2 Tulas ago I'd be on it too  thumb1 I'm trying to quit....honestly, for reals, I'm done... PAX


Whenever Iím asked (usually by the wife  rofl ) how many more I needÖÖ. The answer is always the same, Just one more!  chuckles1.


Iím really tempted by these Navy Garands I was just gonna pull the trigger on a couple of silencers but rethinking of allocating the funds to one of of theseÖÖ

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Re: Navy Garands at CMP
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2024, 11:20:11 AM »
Hey CZ, are they being sold so cheaply because they are deemed 'unserviceable'?

The disclaimer affidavit certainly seems to indicate the CMP considers these to forever be wall hangers... :o
      

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Re: Navy Garands at CMP
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2024, 12:40:40 PM »
Possibly. I think they consider Mod0 a wall hanger and remove the firing pin. I think it's actually safe to fire them with proper precautions, but I won't do it myself  :) Mod1 is clearly shootable with proper ammo, hence the price difference.

In general, the CMP prices are approaching (or surpassing as for the 1917s) the market prices. There are reports of Criterion barrels on the recently received Service graces. The bottom of the barrel is hear, I fear. As Bob (the armorer at the North Store) told me last year - the good old days are now, meaning that you can still get a nice Garand for reasonable money. 

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Re: Navy Garands at CMP
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2024, 04:25:37 PM »
I definitely hear you!  They won't ever get cheaper.

I got my Garand from CMP way back in 2013. It's a post war fabricated H&R so it's not terribly collectible to the Garand-snobs, but it's in excellent condition with relatively few rounds through it.  I paid $450 for it if I remember correctly.  Clip ejection upon the last round is one of the most satisfying sounds I think I'll ever hear.  :))
      

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Re: Navy Garands at CMP
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2024, 05:02:05 PM »
This could make you feel better about H&Rs :) https://cmpauction.thecmp.org/detail.asp?id=8543&n=M1-Garand-HRA-Service-Grade-4660740

They have been long under appreciated, but this is no longer the case I think. I bought a correct grade H&R on a secondary market few years back for 1500.

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Re: Navy Garands at CMP
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2024, 11:29:20 PM »
mod0 https://ibb.co/album/1MV0ff

mod1 https://ibb.co/album/tQQ2f5
 (the lockup is so tight that it takes a rubber mallet to pry it out)

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Re: Navy Garands at CMP
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2024, 05:47:20 PM »
Beauties!  8) Impressive muzzle/throat measurements!

How is your Mod 0 inactivated? Just the FP removed?

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Re: Navy Garands at CMP
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2024, 06:36:23 PM »
Thank you!

As far as I can tell pin removal was the only inactivation theyíve done.

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Re: Navy Garands at CMP
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2024, 06:37:52 PM »
I am an addict so I ordered two more. I figured those Navy Garands wonít last forever, they are fairly uncommon and there is a pretty decent chance of getting something very nice. I guess I am a self enabler

First I was disappointed with the birch stock but it grew on me a lot.

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Re: Navy Garands at CMP
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2024, 04:33:23 PM »
I must resist.... I must resist.  Been watching these.... I must not purchase!!!! :-\

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Re: Navy Garands at CMP
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2024, 08:57:41 PM »
I know I was the same. Then I realized I was weak and I embraced it  cry1

Now I actually need to sell some stuff to keep me from going bankrupt. IHC field grade Garand and chrome 1903 will be coming up for sale soon...