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Shadoq 01-17-2014 10:07 PM

1/17 1st time buyer quick report
 
After years of being in the black hole that is El Paso, TX I got the chance to come to South Carolina for a while. I figured this would be my best shot at getting some nice rifles so I quickly planned a trip to the CMP South Store...

Woke up at 3:30 am this morning to make the trek to the Mecca for M1 Garand lovers. Hopped in the car, set the cruise control, and 4 hours later I arrived at the CMP's front door.

Before going in, I told myself I had a few objectives:
-Get a 6 digit rifle
-Get a 2.19 mil rifle
-Get ammo
-Get some GI M14 stocks

I was able to accomplish 3 of 4. I got:
-6 digit SA Field Grade
-6 digit SA M1D Service Grade
-3 cans 30-06 HXP FMJ
-1 can 30-06 AP
-2 USGI M14 stocks
-1 USGI 10" bayonet

I was disappointed I couldn't find a 2.19 mil rifle even in the drill rifle area but I was glad to get a pair of nice 6 digit rifles. There was a 5 digit in the M1D racks that was calling my name but it was Greek black parked :(

When I left around 11am, there were:

-5 Field grades in the rack
-2-3 racks full of the $900+ HRA SGSs
-Plenty of M1Ds and M1Cs in various grades
-Boxes of various bayonets in varying condition
-3/4s of a rack of M14 stocks
-A barrel of some chromed 1903 actions
-Racks of air rifles of some sort
-A single drill 1903A3 with a badly busted stock for $100
-Tons of various drill rifles, vast majority SA, saw 1 or 2 WRA sprinkled in there
-Various amounts of ammo including 30-06 FMJ, 30-06 AP, and 30-06 corroded AP
-Rusty GI Carbine mags

I'm sure I missed some stuff but you can stuff it if you don't like it :p

Overall, I was very pleased with the trip and would like to again thank the CMP staff and volunteers that assisted me and and made it such a worthwhile trip.

SouthSideScubaSteve 01-17-2014 10:25 PM

Sounds like an excellent way to spend a morning, and some ca$h!!

I have to ask thou, what's the significance of the 2.19M rifle for you??

Shadoq 01-17-2014 10:56 PM

Birth Mo/Day/ I've always liked the number string.
It's a fairly rare one too. In the yr or 2 I've been searching for one, I've seen one and it was on a corrected rifle with an asking price that was above my budget.

weimar_police 01-17-2014 11:05 PM

I thought field grades were very rare recently?

Sounds really great items :)

Sottyman 01-17-2014 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shadoq (Post 999738)

When I left around 11am, there were:

-5 Field grades in the rack
-2-3 racks full of the $900+ HRA SGSs
-Plenty of M1Ds and M1Cs in various grades
-Boxes of various bayonets in varying condition
-3/4s of a rack of M14 stocks
-A barrel of some chromed 1903 actions
-Racks of air rifles of some sort
-A single drill 1903A3 with a badly busted stock for $100
-Tons of various drill rifles, vast majority SA, saw 1 or 2 WRA sprinkled in there
-Various amounts of ammo including 30-06 FMJ, 30-06 AP, and 30-06 corroded AP
-Rusty GI Carbine mags

I'm sure I missed some stuff but you can stuff it if you don't like it :p

Overall, I was very pleased with the trip and would like to again thank the CMP staff and volunteers that assisted me and and made it such a worthwhile trip.


Where the hell did the other 2 go??

Shadoq 01-18-2014 12:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sottyman (Post 999792)
Where the hell did the other 2 go??

Don't know haha. Maybe someone bought them for home furniture projects? :eek:

hcmaize 01-18-2014 04:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SouthSideScubaSteve (Post 999754)
Sounds like an excellent way to spend a morning, and some ca$h!!

I have to ask thou, what's the significance of the 2.19M rifle for you??

Close...I have a 2.09M...corrected

i1afli 01-18-2014 09:43 AM

Great report. And quite a bounty of good stuff.

MBP 01-20-2014 01:42 PM

Thanks for the update, I'm hoping to make the trip in March.

buchkshot 01-22-2014 11:45 AM

As another poster stated, "good report". Thanks for taking the time to inform the rest of us!


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