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Old 02-12-2018, 08:24 PM
RoadWins RoadWins is offline
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Location: Pineville La.
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I was able to pick up a 6 million 609 serial number M1 Garand at the South Store while there for AMC class. Very nice rifle. Can't wait to put a few rounds thru it.



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Old 03-02-2018, 04:39 PM
csburbank csburbank is offline
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Location: Tacoma,WA
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Needed a picture with the newly arrived jump case

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Old 03-11-2018, 02:08 PM
rob30-06 rob30-06 is offline
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Location: Tennessee
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Default Could these have been in the same location?

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SN 3739590 5/45, SA 5/45 Bbl, ME 2 TE 2+, Bolt 19SA, trigger housing -12 SA, Type 3 lockbar sights, Operating Rod D35382 6 SA uncut curved side, Nice matching Birch stock and handguards, rack number on stock, No rebuild markings, First CMP Rifle, couldn't be happier.


I picked up the Winchester below at the TMP store this past Saturday and am drawn to some of the similarities it has with yours.

The rack number while a little different in shape of the numerals looks to have been applied in much the same way. The numbers on mine appear to have been applied with a Magic Marker and not painted. The area where the numerals were applied was prepped in much the same way as yours.

The Birch stocks also nicely matched. Got to wonder if they might have been in the same location?

The WRA is in the serial range where it is possible to have a Springfield with the same number and that looks like it might have happened in this case since there was an A added to make the serial numbers different.

The WRA also had the barcode Inventory/Serial Tag like yours.

Too bad these things can't tell us more about their past

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Old 03-12-2018, 02:21 AM
hcmaize hcmaize is offline
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Location: Rolla, MO
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Default Recent SAFG with RIA stamps

Just for info about recent FGs...2166631 mailorder shipped 2/28...shows lots of handling patina, which is what I like about FGs,yet MW2TE3. Interesting RIA stamps, 3/65 SA BBL. Really decent matching wood, steamed out a few dings with the ol teakettle

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Old 03-18-2018, 03:51 AM
Cyclone336 Cyclone336 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Minnesota
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I received my first two Garlands on Friday!

They are both SG SA’s with new CMP wood and bright, shiny bores. I have looked them over from the outside and taken out the trigger group, but I have not seen much gunk and zero sand so I feel lucky. I will get to shoot them over Easter weekend, so I am pumped. Thanks, CMP!

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Old 03-18-2018, 09:55 PM
dx315 dx315 is offline
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A SA Service Grade M1D I picked up at the south store last Thursday.

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Old 04-17-2018, 02:43 PM
TexasKaiser TexasKaiser is offline
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My first M1 came today. It's a field grade. All in all I'm very happy with it. Super glad I got USGI wood and not hackberry. Barrel numbers aren't too bad either. Gonna hit the range this weekend and stretch it's legs out to 600 yards if I can. Barrel also appears to be it's original one based on the date of it and the receiver serial number.

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Old 04-19-2018, 12:37 PM
ABNredleg ABNredleg is online now
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Location: Haymarket, Virginia
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FG & SG arrived today.

FG: SA 4361395 SA 12-53 barrel MR: 3+/TR: 2+ USGI RIA stock, IHC trigger group w/Turk dope taped in, IHC bolt, HRA OpRod

Some Turkish armorer like sanding!

SG: HRA 5660435 SA 3-44 barrel (?!) MR:3/TR:4 CMP stock, SA A-15 bolt, SA trigger group (with tape residue from Turk dope, I assume), SA OpRod

How unusual is it to have an HRA with a SA wartime barrel?
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Old 04-20-2018, 11:23 AM
Phatbeats89 Phatbeats89 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2018
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I was fortunate enough to go to the CMP myself and hand pick my Garand. A Field Grade rifle with a six digit serial number dating it between May and June of 1941. And it measured a 1+ at the muzzle and a 2 at the throat. IHC Op Rod and Bolt with an LMR barrel. I don’t even mind the Hackberry stock as it is the darker brown coloring and is quite beautiful to look at.


I do plan on eventually making it all Springfield and Date Correct except for possibly the barrel.

I am glad to be a part of this great community and look forward to learning from you all!

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Old 05-07-2018, 04:19 PM
CIBOIF CIBOIF is offline
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Latest CMP Service Grade arrived today. Springfield Armory with a June 1944 production receiver and a July 1953 LMR barrel. Muzzle is 2+, Throat is a 3. Turk return with the typical shiny gas cylinder. New CMP wood. I have disassembled, cleaned, inspected, greased and reassembled. I am now ready for a range day. Not the best luck of the draw but certainly not the worst I have had. Photos in the link:

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