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Old 10-25-2013, 04:00 AM
dpeck dpeck is offline
 
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Default 2 SG Springfields Lots of Pics! Howd I Do?

I was at the range one day and the owner of the range started telling me about the CMP. About 1 year later and I am the proud owner of 2 Garands.
I ordered 2 SG hra's but got the option to switch to Springfields which I gladly excepted. I think the cmp really hooked me up.

The first is a 6 digit serial number MR 1 TR 2+
#2 in the mid 3mill range MR 1 TR 1+

They both look really nice a few dings nothing major but that is to be expected they have excellent metal I dont see any rust. I am really happy the condition they arrived in.

Im gonna use this thread to show off my new hardware get some feedback and info from you guys and hopefully learn alot about my new guns. My grandfather was a world war 2 vet so there is some sentimentality in owning these weapons. I never really got to talk to him about his service so this is my way of learning and remembering him.

The first one I unboxed. Damn shes pretty!
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:10 AM
dpeck dpeck is offline
 
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Default I named her 6

When I first saw this one I thought about selling it. It doesnt look as nice as my other garand the stock looks dark almost black and there is a 65 painted on it and the throat reading is a 2+. Then I realised its serial number is under a million
If im right its born in late July of '42 this one is full of history.





Whats up with this 65 painted on the stock?

RA on the stock and theres 2 P's one big one little one underneath

Bolt
D28287-19SA
B-19

Barrel S-A-3-52


Inside looks nice and clean

The fore end is really dark almost black.


Additional pics in my photobucket album if you want more

So im guessing it is worth more because of the low serial?
Are the bolt or barrel correct? I havent opened her yet what else should I be looking for? Im planning on taking it to a gunsmith to get it checked out before I shoot it or can/should I do it myself? Any other info I will appreciate. Ill get pics of the other up in a day or so. Thanks for looking.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:15 AM
Dstout Dstout is offline
 
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Nice rifles dpeck. Thanks for the pics.

You will get lots of people telling you stuff about them. Just sit back and enjoy the reading on here. I will tell you that the 6-digit serial doesn't necessarily bring a premium unless there is someone who just has to have it. The receiver looks a little gray to me so it has probably been reparked. That's not necessarily bad or good. It just is what it is. The 65 is most likely a rack number painted on by an armorer somewhere along it's way. Neither the bolt nor the barrel are correct for this serial range but the barrel has very little wear on it.

Happy shooting and post pics of your other rifle.
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:35 PM
Kablemodem Kablemodem is offline
 
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You might also want to post this in the Garand forum for higher visibility.
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:32 PM
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You might also want to post this in the Garand forum for higher visibility.
+1 on this, check out the sticky'ed "M1 Picture Thread". My favorite part of this forum, is seeing pictures of everyone's rifles.

Nice rifles you got there!
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:18 AM
dpeck dpeck is offline
 
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The cmp really did right by me. This one is really nice and will probably be my shooter. Ill clean the other one up shoot it a few times and probably put her in storage.






Bolt


Barrel


I cant find any markings on the stock




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Old 10-28-2013, 08:56 AM
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It looks like you have a couple of keepers. I like the USGI stocks even with their color and dings. You'll enjoy shooting them.
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:57 PM
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Nice looking service grades, you did well. The lower numbered rifle has a nice single slot gas cylinder screw, original ones are hard to get.

I am curious if either one has a rebuild date written on the right side receiver leg? It would look like the one in this photo which was posted by another member....

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Old 10-29-2013, 02:32 AM
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Nope I don't see any marks like that
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:38 AM
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I have 742468, cousin...love my 2 SAFG WW2; they scream character and history to me, a child in WW2...
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