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Old 04-11-2017, 08:36 AM
triggertime68 triggertime68 is offline
 
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Default M84 scopes at knob creek

Thinking about putting together an M1D. Still absorbing info and reading very early on. Was at knob creek shoot last Friday and century had a box of m84's for $450 each maybe 20 of them. Condition was questionable for a newbie as was originality. They don't show any on their website. Was wondering if everyone looks a real one or goes with a repro for a shooter rifle. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:13 AM
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$450 is an awfully low price for an original. There are reproductions available from Numrich and other places around the $400 price point.

I have built two M1D shooters in the last year using the HiLux M82 reproductions sold by the CMP. They are good units.

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Old 04-11-2017, 12:03 PM
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These looked original like they were dug out of pork chop hill. Some rusty dirty, scratched up, some with eye pieces, boogered knobs. Just don't know how rare or restorable they are or available. I figured if it was the motherload I would have heard about them on here by now. Then again not everyone looks for Garand parts there.
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:07 PM
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By the way, the picture of your M1D doesn't help my wallet!
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Old 04-11-2017, 02:31 PM
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Oh believe me, it didn't help my wallet either!

Up until I bought my first M1D, I have always considered M1Ds out of my price range. Last May on my annual pilgrimage to the South Store, the inventory was terrible. I bought the FG SA M1D, scope and mount(...pictured) on a whim. It turned out that I really enjoyed shooting it. So much so, that I neglected all my other rifles.

A couple of months ago, when I heard they had WRA M1Ds at the North Store, I decided (...pronounced ra-tion-al-ized) that I needed a back up. So, I made a last minute road trip to Port Clinton and picked out a nice Service Grade WRA M1D.

They are currently my two favorite rifles!
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Old 04-11-2017, 02:57 PM
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I wonder how I would come out on a mail order WRA service grade compared to a north store trip?
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Old 04-11-2017, 03:05 PM
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I got a gem at the North Store. The 6 digit Winchester receiver dated to August of 1941 about 3 months before the attack on Pearl Harbor. The 1-52 SA barrel measured MW .5 and TE 1.0. It is wearing a well sanded DoD Stamped USGI stock that really popped after 6 coats of raw linseed oil.

ETA: When I was at the North Store March 11th, they had 20 WRA M1Ds with 2 6 digit serial numbers and 2 WIN-13s in the mix.

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Old 04-11-2017, 03:21 PM
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Wow. There may be some jewels in the rough at Knob Creek but I wouldn't buy sight unseen. Wish I could put an eyeball on them but I doubt they'd send me many detailed pics....
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Old 04-11-2017, 03:36 PM
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i looked at those scopes. They were thrown in a box. Out of the 10 ro so that i picked up, the finish was pretty much gone on them and each one had something wrong with the glass, recticle, knob, and/or eye piece. Some of the glass had major spots/scrathes on them. Some recticles were off center or just missing.
If it was me, I would just save my money and purchase a nicer one with clearer glass and a better finish. If u have the money for $450.00 your almost half way there for purchasing a much better scope.
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:48 PM
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$450 is an awfully low price for an original. There are reproductions available from Numrich and other places around the $400 price point.

I have built two M1D shooters in the last year using the HiLux M82 reproductions sold by the CMP. They are good units.

Nice rifle. I use the m82 cmp repro and love it too.
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