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Old 02-14-2017, 12:42 PM
timberflint timberflint is offline
 
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Default Garand Collector Grade Value

Have a M1 Garand Collector Grade that a friend is interested in. This is a Springfield with a barrel date of 1/45. I also do have the CMP paper work. Wand to be fair on price but have no idea what is fair these days. Any input appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:52 PM
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Since it has a 1-45 barrel and is a Collector Grade that means it is WWII. Correct Grade (which is technically a lower grade than Collector) WWII rifles are currently selling in the South Store for $3000...well, setting the price is up to you.
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:20 PM
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Thank you MTC29. Appears fair price may be more than expected by either of us.
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:47 PM
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Thank you MTC29. Appears fair price may be more than expected by either of us.
It also depends on condition, and other factors therein.

The CMP made up some terms for their purposes, and some have assigned value to those terms. Which, by some reports, suggest the CMP is being a bit advantageous with it's current pricing. With the rapidly approaching exhaustion of rifle sales, I would not besmirch the Program to capitalize where it can. Doubtful E-Targets and 4.5x scope sales will match the shortfall of income when the rifles eventually run out.

Of the WW2 rifles, the late 1944 and 1945 examples seem to be the most prevalent for obvious reasons.

Good luck with your sale.
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Old 02-14-2017, 02:36 PM
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One of similar specification recently sold for $3300 on Gunbroker. Yes, I know... it's Gunbroker, but it's a data point.
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Old 02-14-2017, 02:49 PM
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I've found Gunbroker is probably the best way to determine current gun values, over any other source. Looking through the completed auctions gives you the info.

Since Gunbroker is nationwide, it's not subject to local market conditions.

The only issues are trying to research the value on a firearm which is somewhat rare on the market. The more items listed, the better indication of average value.
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Old 02-14-2017, 03:52 PM
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Correct Grade (which is technically a lower grade than Collector) WWII rifles are currently selling in the South Store for $3000...well, setting the price is up to you.
And I would be lucky to get half of that out of mine
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Old 02-14-2017, 04:10 PM
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Thanks all.

My friend (shirt tail relative) decided he will be better served with a shooter than a collector grade. Was able to fix him up with a field grade from a long time back at a reasonable price.

Orlanda, my experiences are usually similar to yours.

Thanks again.
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:55 AM
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For a reference point, could you tell me when the CMP was selling WWII collector grade rifles so I can add it to my notes. Also, price if you are willing to share that. Regards,
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:16 AM
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For a reference point, could you tell me when the CMP was selling WWII collector grade rifles so I can add it to my notes. Also, price if you are willing to share that. Regards,
I don't think the CMP ever sold advertised WWII Collector Grade. I believe some lucky individuals received them upon ordering a Collector Grade. Prices varied depending on when bought, from as low as $700-$800 years ago, to $1500-$2000 presently. Though nowadays, you're not going to see a WWII Collector Grade from the CMP other than at auction, and sell for big $$$
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