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Old 04-29-2018, 05:51 PM
tjpa0002 tjpa0002 is offline
 
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Default M1 Garand Serial# 1,000,000 for sale...

Looks like Serial Number 1 million is up for sale in the September Rock Island Auction. They have a picture on their web site of items coming for sale and it is included. They also have a gas trap for sale....
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:01 PM
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Serial number 1000000 was presented to John Garand in 1953 or 1960 (depending on which story you believe), Past NRA President Allan Cors bought it from the Garand family . I'm guessing this rifle will go for $500000 plus. http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/...r-one-million/

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Old 04-29-2018, 06:20 PM
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Yes, I thought Cors had donated it to the NRA but guess not.
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Old 04-29-2018, 09:02 PM
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Serial number 1000000 was presented to John Garand in 1953 or 1960 (depending on which story you believe), Past NRA President Allan Cors bought it from the Garand family . I'm guessing this rifle will go for $500000 plus. http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/...r-one-million/
As it was a retirement gift and John Garand retired in 1953, I would go with 1953.
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Old 04-29-2018, 09:04 PM
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Anyone wanna chip in on that?
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Old 04-30-2018, 05:04 PM
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Those size chips did not grow anywhere near my family tree!
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Old 05-01-2018, 02:43 AM
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I hope when the money changes hands it ends up in a museum open to the public and not squirreled away in some collector's lonely vault.

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Old 05-01-2018, 08:18 AM
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That was kinda my point. The article in the American Rifleman made a big deal about the Garand family wanting to not just sell it to anyone...make sure it was appreciated, etc. So they sell it to Cors...then he sells it on auction to anyone?

I understand people hit hard times but really?

https://www.nrablog.com/articles/201...the-m1-garand/

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Old 05-01-2018, 10:59 AM
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I hope when the money changes hands it ends up in a museum open to the public and not squirreled away in some collector's lonely vault.
It's not going to be lonely in my safe. It will have other Garands to keep it company.
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:20 AM
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Story of my life! I just spent my $500,000 income tax return on a stupid Picasso! Well, at least my wife is happy, she'll be able to show off to her book club now! No Garand for me
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