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Old 08-08-2010, 08:53 PM
surplusshooter surplusshooter is offline
 
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Default $4,115.00 m1 Garand in cal. 7.62mm ?????

Right now over on the CMP auction site there is a USAF premium grade M1 Garand in cal. 7.62mm that has a current bid price of $4,115.00. I am also seeing a trend that many of the U.S. Navy match grade M1 Garand's in cal 7.62mm are going for big money as well....especially those in the 6 million serial number range. I can understand why the USAF premium grade and U.S. Navy match grade 7.62mm M1's are up in price, but why are the regular 7.62mm and 6 million M1 Garand's going up as well. Why ??? Are these M1's in cal 7.62mm and those in the 6 million serial number range that rare ?
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:49 PM
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Really there is no such thing as a "regular" 7.62 NATO garand per se (Italian excluded).

When the Navy and Air Force built them they were for Match Shooting or as Trophy rifles.
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:25 PM
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By "regular" I meant 7.62 NATO M1 Garand's that were not match conditioned. I know that when the M-14 first came out the Navy got a lot of 7.62mm M1 Garands with Springfieldfield Armory 7.62 barrels that did not have any match conditioning such as N.M. sights, N.M. op rods, and were not glass bedded etc. Also, I can't help but wonder why the CMP states in their sales description: "Only available in serial # ranges between 5.4 and 5.8 million". Is the CMP keeping back all the 7.62mm and 6-million M1 Garands that they find ? The way prices are going up lately on the 7.62mm and 6-million Garand's, I would not blame the CMP at all for holding them back. Also, when I say 7.62mm M1 Garand, I am not talking about the ones that were converted by installing the insert in the chamber...I'm talking about M1 Garand's that were built with new S.A. 7.62 MM barrels.
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:33 AM
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Really there is no such thing as a "regular" 7.62 NATO garand per se (Italian excluded).

When the Navy and Air Force built them they were for Match Shooting or as Trophy rifles.
While there were Grade A and Grade B "match" versions, the Navy Mark 2 Mod 1 rifle (Mk2-1) was a "regular" issue service rifle.

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Old 08-09-2010, 04:18 PM
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Any Navy Mk2-Mod1 rifle is a find. The match conditioned ones built at Crane Indiana are just exceptional finds and very hard to locate. Beach
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:56 PM
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A friend whose wife was a member of the Navy marksmanship team sold what I assume was a Navy Mark 2 Mod 1 rifle that she acquired while in the Navy. It may even have been one of the match prepared rifles. Whatever it was, she verified its authenticity with photos and documentation and sold it for approximately $2400 two years ago.
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