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I asked a bit ago stating I was looking for a Garand, and what to look for and etc. A few people reached out to me, and there were some pretty sweet rifles to be had. I am thankful to those who took their time with the offers/descriptions.

I ultimately settled on this one. Correct Springfield post war rifle. Very low barrel wear, muzzle wear 3/4 , throat wear 1. She has nice little tiger stripes in some spots.

I also got some little surprise presents with the rifle. Enblocs. Sling. More grease than I know what to do with. And a CMP certificate.

I have shot her a couple times. PPU 150 Garand ammo. I need to adjust the windage a bit, but she was pretty close to spot on. I was able to very consistently connect with a 24x36" plate at 475 yards. Big target, but fun for irons. I will dial the zero in and maybe try a dirty bird. I am not sure how much I will shoot this one... nor am I sure how many Garands I will own...

Pretty excited to add her to the herd! And thanks to the forum for making it happen!
 

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Thats great!

I'm glad to have been a part of your success in some small way. You know by virtue of being on this forum with the guys that really helped out! LOL
 

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Congratulations!!! Welcome to the other addiction. I have two. '55 HRA and a July/Aug. '44 Springer. You did good. Enjoy. -Lloyd BEERCHUG1
 

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You will always remember your first!
 

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The fresh marks were from a 303 British. But the holes? 30-06 out of the Garand. There are a few 6.5 Creedmoor, but mostly 30-06.

Garands have a lot of soul, that is for sure.
 

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Very nice!
I asked my sister if she can get me Dad's next time she is up there...
I would love to have one!


But doubt I will ever get it
 

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Good looking Garand you have there...…be careful one leads to another ,then another.
Glad you like her, it was hard for me to let that one go but I had to thin the herd. Enjoy her
 

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Very nice! General Patton said "theM1rifle is the greatest battle implement ever devised.” After shooting one you can now see why.
 

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Congratulations. I got my first for Christmas. Been getting to shoot it more now that weather has improved. Pretty well got it sighted in and am working on a reload for it. Great rifle but m14 is still my true love
 

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I ultimately settled on this one. Correct Springfield post war rifle. Very low barrel wear, muzzle wear 3/4 , throat wear 1. She has nice little tiger stripes in some spots.

I also got some little surprise presents with the rifle. Enblocs. Sling. More grease than I know what to do with. And a CMP certificate.
Looks great, and a perfect first M1 Garand, with a CMP certificate no less. Only thing I'd consider adding is a M5A1 bayonet, which aren't too hard to find and are usually reasonably priced. Congrats with the M1, it looks great.
 

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Great Score !! The ghost tiger stripes really set it off. Congrats.
Yeah, that was the deal maker for me. The best part was the CMP certificate. I was super torn on getting a CMP first, like many recommended, and get the correct later... well I managed to get both all in one.

I have shot a couple Garands over the years. I always liked them. But owning one has been a real treat. It would still be a pretty capable rifle for most situations... I mean 8 problems is a lot of problems, and a M1 has 8 rather stiff answers to those problems.

I definitely want to get a bayonet to round her out. I am actually working on getting correct slings/bayonets for all of my rifles.
 
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