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rob30-06 11-15-2019 06:26 PM

Been a while, it seems
 
OK, it seems like it has been several months since I have been to the store so I think I will head down in the morning.
I got deer meat in the freezer so the pressure there is a bit less, and I still got Sunday to hunt so I think it is time to end the dry spell:GS:
Maybe I will find something I can't live without.

Rob

JustinandKim 11-15-2019 09:04 PM

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Originally Posted by rob30-06 (Post 1885843)
OK, it seems like it has been several months since I have been to the store so I think I will head down in the morning.
I got deer meat in the freezer so the pressure there is a bit less, and I still got Sunday to hunt so I think it is time to end the dry spell:GS:
Maybe I will find something I can't live without.

Rob



Hopefully you can write down some the S/N's of the rifles in the statute. I know there are several Winchesters in the duplicate range and 1 Springfield Armory in the range. I know of 3 International Harvester's. Hopefully it will fill some spots on the lists.

Have a good time a the store!

Federalis 11-15-2019 09:50 PM

So dumb question here (and I think I know the answer), but if I make the trip to the CMP south store I should have a shot at getting my 1903 Springfield? I guess even though theyíre not available on the website, they have some in the store?

And what is the price range of these rifles? Thx... TW

PH68 11-15-2019 10:03 PM

1903ís
 
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Originally Posted by Federalis (Post 1885926)
So dumb question here (and I think I know the answer), but if I make the trip to the CMP south store I should have a shot at getting my 1903 Springfield? I guess even though they’re not available on the website, they have some in the store?

There has been a steady inventory of 1903’s in the store for a couple of months BUT that could change at anytime, so if you make the trip there is no guarantee. I would recommend you check the Thursday inventory before making a trip. If there here on Thursday most likely there will be here on Friday and Saturday. Good luck.

Price is 650.00, with “C” stock 750.00 plus 10% tax

Federalis 11-15-2019 10:25 PM

Got it, that sounds positive... thanks for the info, TW

BobJ50 11-15-2019 10:39 PM

My son and I were at the store on opening. We were hoping to get M1903's with grooved stocks and pre-war [WWII] barrels. No luck this trip for us. Overall some decent rifles and a nice surprise with the M1903A3 [only one!]. I thought it looked good-but already have 2 so it has a new home with one of the guys from way up North.
Met Tom and cannot write how much all of us appreciate his Morning/Evening Reports.
We've not given up and "Shall Return."

PH68 11-16-2019 10:17 AM

Saturday opening report
 
There were 10 customers at opening and the racks were full.. many other customers shortly after opening.

Just a reminder the South Store will be closed next week but TMP range store will be open...

Armors today are Bobby, Haisten and Hunter.

1903, 18

SA SG 15/ FG 13 to include a Dec 41 receiver and barrel. A REALLY nice WRA GHD stock, one of the best I’ve seen in the store.... Also there were two nice SA GAW cartouche stocks and there were TWO nice SA-52’s.

CMP Specials/FG/RG, 10

IHC SG 9/ FG 4, one nice IHC stock, lots of LMR barrels.

WRA SG 1, WIN13 with WRA barrel/FG 5, no WRA barrels or cartouches.

Restocked at 9:00 with 20 rifles.

1903, 4

SA FG 10

HRA FG 3.

Good luck on your searches.

Chopper10 11-16-2019 11:04 AM

Looks like a great morning to have been there. I would love to get my hands on wra/ghd stock!

PH68 11-16-2019 04:00 PM

Saturday closing report
 
Just a reminder the store will be closed the next two weeks, Talladega 600 and then for Thanksgiving. I will be on a cruise during the 4-7 December opening so no report.... but I will checking like others to see whatís in the store...

This has been the busiest day I have seen in the store since itís relocation to their current location. There were three major restocks today and at closing it was pretty slim pickings....

CMP FG/RG, 6

1903, 13, were restocked twice..

SA SA 3/ FG 4

IHC SG 6/ FG 4

WRA SG 1/ FG 4

HRA SG 2

Good luck on your searches.

rob30-06 11-16-2019 05:54 PM

Well guys, I made a spur of the moment decision last night to make the trip down to the store. It had been waaaay to long since I had been down. The weather was calling for a bit of wind Saturday morning so did not feel time spent in a tree stand would be better than a trip to the CMP South Store.
It turned out to be an eventful trip. When I pulled in there was already a couple guys I know from my area there to pass the time with.
It appeared most guys were looking for 1903s which is fine by me. I already have my quantity one so not looking for one of those.
I was the guy that ended up with the really nice WRA GHD stock. After the morning rush slowed down after about 30 minutes I started at the beginning of the rack on the left side to see what was left. I had already found an SA-52 and had it behind the counter. My looking was basically done casually cause I only had one rifle left in my yearly quota.
Imagine my shock when the third rifle I picked up had the WRA stock. How does it look you ask? Nothing better than a few pictures to describe it:

It was on a Service Grade SA 1.9 mil
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/4tkWLdv.jpg?1[/IMG]

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/3y7hV79.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/O01NAm6.jpg[/IMG]

The stock has a number of small dings but does not look like it was actually used very much. The machined wood edges are still all very sharp and well-defined.
Needless to say this rifle went behind the counter and the SA-52 came back out.
There was a fellow, Paul, from either North or South Carolina that was looking for something neat so I gave him the SA-52. In fact, he was there to buy his yearly allotment of 8 rifles so I started helping him find Field Grades that had something going for them.
He ended up with two! SA-52 Springfields. yep, there was a 2nd one in the rack. He also got both of the GAW stocks. They were decent stocks for Field Grades. He also had at least on WWII SA with an original barrel (SA 2.12 if I recall).

I did see something else that I thought was worth mentioning. There was another IHC that had an original HRA/IHC stock on it. If I had another rifle on my allotment it would have went home with me.
The stock profile an unmistakable HRA with a generous back porch. The DAS is the high arc that INC used and the proof looks like IHC as well.
Now that I know what to look for on these I will probably start seeing them everywhere:rolleyes:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/CxO8hOh.jpg?1[/IMG]

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/WyZPZV3.jpg?1[/IMG]

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/OiKTfCH.jpg[/IMG]

I inlcuded a photo of the receiver heel in case there is one of you out there that might make the trip to get it. I believe it was on a Service Grade IHC that had a good selection of IHC parts, but was not completely IHC.

I also found another IHC that had an outstanding 1954 dated IHC stock. Man I hate purchase limits:(. I handed it off to another customer who was looking for something neat. I think that met the description.
The rifle had a decent number of IHC parts including the op-rod and gas cylinder.

Lots more went on but I am exhausted and cannot wait to make the trip down again.

Rob


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