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Old 07-27-2013, 01:14 PM
land_surveyor land_surveyor is offline
 
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From the reports it sounds like stock of rifles is not coming back. Are "the good old days" of finding good deals on good rifles over for CMP? Will there ever be racks full of rifles again?
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:17 PM
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Yes; figure no sooner then October though.
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:54 PM
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Will there ever be racks full of rifles again?
Just my opinion: Full, no. Partially so, probably. CMP has done "too good" of a job marketing mail order Garands. And it is a lot easier to meet the purchase qualifications today than it was a few years ago. Only time will tell, of course.
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:28 PM
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When I saw the title of this thread I had a brief dyslexic moment, followed by a Doors/Apocalypse Now flashback.

"This is the end
Beautiful friend...."

Actually, that song is almost appropriate for this situation with CMP.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=652jkCGE-PE

I used to be dyslexic, but now I'm KO.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:06 PM
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The increased panic buying did create a real supply issue. I would be nice to see SG and FG rifles return as regulars to the stores. Of course I love the old RG rifles.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:36 PM
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My guess the CMP will have a second wind sometime next year when they open more crates. Long term it looks bad. Right now besides the HRA SGSs the AP ammo is the hot buy. ammogarand.com sells 100 rounds for $159. The CMP sells it for a bit over $50. I see a future of this round going for $5 each.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:41 PM
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When I saw the title of this thread I had a brief dyslexic moment, followed by a Doors/Apocalypse Now flashback.
LOL

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I used to be dyslexic, but now I'm KO.
Laughing so hard, tears are streaming down.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:50 PM
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What happened to all those rumors of Turkish garands
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:09 PM
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Went to a gun show in KC today. Dealers didn't even bother disguising all the green CMP hard cases that they had stashed under their display tables. Saw numerous Garands, mostly FG and RG, and all were $1,000+. Guys were also selling unmodified M1 bayonets for $165. They weren't even creative in pricing these. They just slapped on $100 bucks in front of the CMP purchase price of $65. As for ammo, 200 rounds of loose Greek HXP was going for $175. I really shouldn't let this stuff bother me - free enterprise and all. But when the North and South Store shelves are bare and there is a hold on ordering any FG and SG Garands because of the run on rifles, all I can think is that the non-collector, gun show "Entrepreneurs" are the ones responsible for the shortages. All right, I'll get off my soap box now. I should have known better than go to a gun show anyway. (And don't even get me started on all the fake parts that were slapped on the M1 carbines I saw today with hang tags saying "All correct, unmessed with, vet bring-back.")
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:26 PM
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My first Garand a few years back was a CMP SA SG with a pumpkin stock. I paid $1095 for it. I didn't know better. The antiques and gun store gave me a deal by knocking the price back from $1195. I totally agree with you that these "Entrepreneurs" are ruining it for the collector.
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