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#6121939 - 01/06/16 11:41 AM CMP Garand question
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Registered: 07/31/07
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I will be stopping by CMP south store tomorrow and am looking to get a Garand. I have all my requirements meet just wondering what model I should get ? is there a quality or value difference in the HR version the Springfield? I am looking at either the Field grade or service grade


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#6121966 - 01/06/16 11:56 AM Re: CMP Garand question [Re: chickenpants]
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#6121991 - 01/06/16 12:08 PM Re: CMP Garand question [Re: chickenpants]
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I have Field and Service grade Garands in Springfield and H&R, and once you get them home, stripped, cleaned, inspected and lubed correctly they shoot just the same. I'm a shooter more than a collector so I really can't speak as to which would be a better value or hold that value better. I do know Winchester mfg. Garands command a pretty penny (if you can find one). Some folks like the early serial numbered receiver specimens, and if you can find a low numbered one with matching mfg. parts I'd count that as a win. Since I like to shoot them, I look for low muzzle erosion (M.E.) and throat erosion (T.E.) numbers denoting less use or more recent rebuild status.

A CMP F.G. or S.G. Garand is an excellent value for what they charge. They make great restoration projects if you are so inclined or you can leave them as purchased. I know mine are great shooters. up
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