M1 garand for $800

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    M1 garand for $800

    Is it a good buy? I'd love to have a semi auto just for the heck of it. Here is the exact description.


    1955 H&R receiver, with mixed parts.
    Shoots and looks good. CMP rack grade, purchased a few years ago.
    12 en bloc clips/
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    Check for muzzle wear. For 800$, you want a gun with little muzzle wear, especially with mixed parts. Also, I would probably try and go for a gun that has a VERY specific description, especially if you cannot handle it yourself.

    Are you buying it from CMP? It is a good idea to buy directly from CMP. If they have a CMP rating, check CMP to see exactly how they rate their guns.

    Do you plan to shoot it?

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    Price is a bit high for rack grade, the next grade up is Field and it sells for $525. As hwarang54 suggests you will be better off buying direct from CMP. Here is the M1 sales site.

    Rifle Sales - M1 Garand
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    Thanks guys, I thought it was a little high as well.

    What is the difference between an m1 garand and an M1A?
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    M1 Garand uses an 8 round enblock clip whereas the M1A uses a 20 round box magazine. M-1A is on left and Garand on right.

    M_1A.JPG P1010186.jpg

    Here is what a Garand clip looks like. http://www.brownells.com/magazines/r...prod42370.aspx

    And a M-1A magazine. http://www.brownells.com/magazines/r...ringfield__M1A
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    Thanks Ret! I'd rather have an M1A any day of the week if it takes a magazine. But I am going to keep that like so next time someone says clip I'll ask if this is what they have.
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