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Old 06-18-2018, 09:06 AM
Tennboy Tennboy is online now
 
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Eight years ago I purchased a CMP Grade A barreled receiver from a forum member who was the original purchaser from CMP in December 2000. It has a December '44 receiver and 11-44 barrel, original finish I believe. The muzzle measures 4.75-5.0 and neither one of us cared to think of it as anything but a basis for a wallhanger build. Thinking recently that I need to sell it, I decided to shoot it first so that I could report the results to potential buyers. Today I took it up to the range and shot a clip of casually prepared handloads (volume measured charge, not weighed) at 50 yards:

https://imgur.com/x3iTJ7n

I think I'll keep it.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:31 AM
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I think people get hung on measurements some time, Ive got some rifles with measurements in the 6-7 range that will group in the 2" range if I do my part with off the shelf ammo

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Old 06-18-2018, 09:41 AM
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Nice shooting! Pics of the rifle? I just bought a Special built on a December of `44 receiver; 3,432,411
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:16 AM
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Nice shooting! Pics of the rifle? I just bought a Special built on a December of `44 receiver; 3,432,411
https://imgur.com/a/uTmnEd5
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:36 AM
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Well that's a keeper.
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:33 AM
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A beauty! Thanks for the pics.
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:40 AM
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Wow!! Nice rifle and shot grouping!!
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:54 PM
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I likely had some good ol' fashion outhouse luck on the group size, but it does reflect the potential of the rifle in competent hands.
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Old 06-19-2018, 05:12 AM
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i would keep that rifle.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:47 AM
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It’s a good one! And you can’t buy a Garand for what you paid 8 years ago.
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