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#5844426 - 07/23/15 10:47 AM Going to CMP store next week...need some advice
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5567
Loc: DFW
Guys,

After getting things in order to buy from CMP next week I need some advice on what I should be looking for. As for the Garand M1 my understanding it's important to check the throat but when I looked for the tool it'd cost almost $60.00 to get the tool which I'd only use once. So is there another way to check throat erosion? Also what else should I be looking for?

Thanks,

Mel

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#5844429 - 07/23/15 10:49 AM Re: Going to CMP store next week...need some advice [Re: Deerhunter61]
Tactical Cowboy Offline
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Registered: 08/23/11
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I thought they were marked with ME and TE.
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#5844438 - 07/23/15 10:53 AM Re: Going to CMP store next week...need some advice [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 02/18/09
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Loc: Crossroads, TX
I'm pretty sure CMP inspects them and gives you that information as well as other useful info.



Edited by Precision_Shooter (07/23/15 10:53 AM)
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#5844502 - 07/23/15 11:36 AM Re: Going to CMP store next week...need some advice [Re: Deerhunter61]
Cast Offline
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When you get there (which location?), ask for Gunny. He's in the South location, but they'll have one at the other too. He will guide you to what you want. The good stuff is all together in a rack. Buy the one he says you should buy.
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#5844514 - 07/23/15 11:44 AM Re: Going to CMP store next week...need some advice [Re: Deerhunter61]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: DFW
Awesome! Thanks Cast!

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#5844738 - 07/23/15 02:46 PM Re: Going to CMP store next week...need some advice [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Do not forget to look over the field grades. Occassionally they have rack and field grade Winchesters with their original winchester barrel. If you can find one of these, personally I would not care what the TE/ME reading is on it - get it.

Earl
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#5847471 - 07/25/15 07:21 AM Re: Going to CMP store next week...need some advice [Re: Deerhunter61]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Thanks Earl! I'll definitely look for a Winchester...

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#5847598 - 07/25/15 09:19 AM Re: Going to CMP store next week...need some advice [Re: Deerhunter61]
TxDiver Offline


Registered: 04/09/09
Posts: 144
Loc: Plano
I’ve owned versions from all four U.S. manufactures and my favorites are H&R. They always seemed to have the best overall quality & finish. Rumor has it that they hung a sign in the factory stating “Built it as if it was being issued to you son”. They benefited from various improvements made over the years, weren’t produced during a war (rushed production = cutting corners), and were in service the least amount of time, so less overall use.

That said, I’d look for a high number H&R or Springfield (a close second). By comparison, my Winchester and International Harvester are poorly finished, rough with far too many deep milling marks.

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#5847644 - 07/25/15 09:53 AM Re: Going to CMP store next week...need some advice [Re: TxDiver]
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Originally Posted By: TxDiver
I’ve owned versions from all four U.S. manufactures and my favorites are H&R. They always seemed to have the best overall quality & finish. Rumor has it that they hung a sign in the factory stating “Built it as if it was being issued to you son”. They benefited from various improvements made over the years, weren’t produced during a war (rushed production = cutting corners), and were in service the least amount of time, so less overall use.

That said, I’d look for a high number H&R or Springfield (a close second). By comparison, my Winchester and International Harvester are poorly finished, rough with far too many deep milling marks.



Yup, that's the way I see it, as far as finding a shooter goes. My H&R's are definitely better finished than the others, though my Springfield's do come in a close second.
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#5847712 - 07/25/15 10:57 AM Re: Going to CMP store next week...need some advice [Re: Deerhunter61]
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If in snake country find one with a floor in it. They like to come in and scare the hell out of you.

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#5847853 - 07/25/15 01:46 PM Re: Going to CMP store next week...need some advice [Re: Dalee7892]
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
If in snake country find one with a floor in it. They like to come in and scare the hell out of you.


WTH?
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#5847866 - 07/25/15 02:00 PM Re: Going to CMP store next week...need some advice [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Wow. whistle
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#5847906 - 07/25/15 03:00 PM Re: Going to CMP store next week...need some advice [Re: Deerhunter61]
nsmike Offline
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Registered: 05/02/12
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What is your intent with the rifle? Winchesters with an original factory barrel are somewhat scarce, definitely a collectors item, if otherwise in decent shape. If you want to shoot it, fit, finish and wear, are important, especially in the barrel.
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#5847910 - 07/25/15 03:03 PM Re: Going to CMP store next week...need some advice [Re: Deerhunter61]
Cleric Offline
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Registered: 03/11/12
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I am debating a trip out to a cmp to get a garand just for historical value.

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#5848030 - 07/25/15 05:28 PM Re: Going to CMP store next week...need some advice [Re: Deerhunter61]
texdexters Offline
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Registered: 09/14/12
Posts: 104
Loc: Millican Texas
I went back in December for the first time with almost no knowledge , the staff was amazing answered any questions and the armorer there helped me pick two rifles. he looked at over 50 , using a te/me gauge before he found me two showed me how to field strip and reassemble . Check the cmp forums , they give weekly store reports and you can even give them a call and ask what they have on the racks . Don't forget they have ammo . en bloc clips, bayonets, slings there too.

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