M1 Garand

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    M1 Garand

    So I'm contemplating my next rifle purchase, and I've been pretty much dead-set on a Springfield Armory M1A. However, the M1 Garand is my next choice. I know the M1A (or other M14 clone) is a superiour weapon from a technical standpoint: Detachable box magazine, 7.62x51mm NATO chambering, lighter, and just all around better.

    However, there's much to be said about the M1 Garand, its 8-round en-bloc clip, and .30-06 chambering. If I could find a Garand in good shape for under a grand, I might go with that instead of the M1A (at least for now). What do you guys think?
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    I have both....with the exception of the detachable mag...there really isn't that much difference. I actually prefer the balance of the Garand, the supply of good Garands is drying up fast, if you can find one JUMP.

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    If you meet the qualifications you can get one for well under a grand.

    http://www.odcmp.com/Services/Rifles/m1garand.htm

    Right after I get my AR I'm headed this route
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    I Stopped With My AR...

    Quote Originally Posted by cpmiv View Post
    If you meet the qualifications you can get one for well under a grand.

    http://www.odcmp.com/Services/Rifles/m1garand.htm

    Right after I get my AR I'm headed this route
    I was looking at several options...now that I have my BushMaster Ar-15 with an E.O. Tech Scope...I'll stop there for distance...

    I am still looking for a Henry, or a Marlin in something 'heavy duty for a little closer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpmiv View Post
    If you meet the qualifications you can get one for well under a grand.

    http://www.odcmp.com/Services/Rifles/m1garand.htm

    Right after I get my AR I'm headed this route
    That is the way to go! I got mine not too long ago. After talking to a friend, I went with the danish no wood and then ordered surplus wood stock from e-gunparts.com (all but 1 piece were original). Altogether I think I have less then $450 into it and it's looking great! I will be shooting it shortly. Oh yeah, I'm no gunsmith expert, but it looked as though the M1 that I got from CMP was in real good condition and barely used.

    This is the end result:


    All I'm issing is one metal piece which should arrive sometime next week.

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