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Old 05-07-2018, 10:54 PM
Savage22410 Savage22410 is offline
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Default CMP newbie questions

First of all, thank you to all who post the wealth of information on this forum. I've learned a ton, now have all of the purchase criteria in hand and will be embarking on the long awaited magical trip to the South store, this weekend. To say I'm excited is an extreme understatement.

I would qualify myself as more of a shooter than serious collector. I had envisioned looking more for a Garand with low wear and in great shape, than being particular about manufacturer, year, etc. My assumption has been I'll look for the best condition Service grade on the rack without too much concern for the details that serious collectors look for. That being said, I am interested in why some Garand types are more desirable.

From the fantastic store reports, the categories of interest seem to be:
Manufacturer (Winchester, International Harvester, Springfield Armory)
CMP wood vs. USGI
WWII era configurations
Springfield Armory 6 million series

I assume scarcity plays a large part, but is there anything else from the above list that makes any one more desirable? Thank you for any input and information. Looking forward to the trip this Saturday. I'll be the obvious new guy looking for the right Garand to adopt.

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