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Old 10-23-2009, 07:29 PM
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Smile North Store Report 10/21/09

Wednesday was my first visit to the North Store.

The staff was very friendly, helpful and busy helping those in the store and taking calls.

There were two of us when the doors opened at 8:30. A handful arrived through the morning while I was there.

Stock consisted of lots of rack grade SA Garands, HRA Garands and a few Winchesters. There were also racks of Field Grade SA and HRA Garands. While a few swallowed the gauge most showed muzzle wear in the 2 to 3 range.

Stocks ranged from average to some real beaters.

There were also 3 racks of barreled receivers including Winchester, as well as woodless (complete except for sights) Winchesters and others.

Several racks of carbines were available in Rack and Service grades.

Some nice Bavarian/Austrian carbines were available.

A full rack of Kimber 82s and Daisy air rifles as well as other incomplete .22 M44 surplus rifles (missing sights).

The racks were all full, so stocking had been done earlier in the week from rifles already at Camp Perry. Nothing new must have arrived from Anniston recently.

I saw several rifles I was interested in. I brought them over to inspect with the staff members. They were equipped with personal gauges (not for loan) and reference books. They were very helpful with inspecting and identifying components.

I found a couple to take home. A nice plum parkerized Underwood that saw duty with the Austrians as well as a six digit SA Garand with a WW-II barrel. Both gauged better than their rated condition.

Now comes the work to clean them up and get some pictures posted.

I stayed in Port Clinton at a great motel. You can't go wrong at the "Our Guest Inn" It was clean, quiet, roomy, and inexpensive off season with few guests. http://www.ourguestinn.com/ will get you in contact.

Marc
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:25 PM
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Thanks Marc, especially for the hotel info. Can't wait to get out there.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:04 AM
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".......They were equipped with personal gauges (not for loan)....."


They've always had muzzle and throat gauges for loan. Did they stop this practice?


Tony

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Old 10-24-2009, 11:13 PM
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I think that the decision to loan a gauge is personal, depending on who owns it.

There may have been CMP owned house gauges for loan, but the person that helped me had his own personal gauges which he said were in better condition. Those don't get loaned out, and were only for his own use.

I did have my own muzzle gauge. I was happy to bring rifles I was interested in over to the counter to double check my measurement and check out the throat and other parts before making a decision.

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Old 10-25-2009, 01:39 AM
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Some of the loaners read high due to use (abuse?). BYOG.
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:50 AM
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does the CMP sell barrels for the Garands at the store? i heard that they do.

Also, could you post some picts if you have them?
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:45 AM
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Yes the CMP has barrels for the Garand at the store.
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:59 AM
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Any ammo on hand?
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:28 PM
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Yes the CMP has barrels for the Garand at the store.
if you buy a barrel would the armors install it on the garand?

Say i bought a nice looking field grade with a shot out barrel, would they put a new one in and head space it for me?
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:32 PM
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No they will not install a barrel for you at the CMP store. Mark at Mid City Firearms Gunshop (approx 10 minutes away) will reasonably and correctly. If you need his info PM me.
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