Guns

The Government May Soon Be Shipping 86,000 World War 2 Rifles to Homes Across the Country

The Philippines could be sending 86,000 M1 Garand rifles to the US which will be made available to the US public through the CMP  (Civilian Marksmanship Program). Most of the rifles were made before 1957 and are considered highly collectible. The program will use the proceeds from the potential sale to fund their operations.

The CMP is a federally chartered non-profit corporation which promotes firearms safety and training. Numerous marksmanship competitions all over the country are hosted by the group.

The organization obtains most of its funding by selling surplus military firearms, donated to the CMP by the Army. Because of restrictions on firearm returns from overseas allies which were put in place by the Obama administration, there is a limit on how many guns can be sold.

Because of these restrictions, the common variations of the M1 have been out of stock for two years.

The CMP only covers shipping costs when sending weapons to America, keeping costs down when they are put up for sale.

Only those who meet the CMP’s eligibility requirements will be able to buy weapons from the program. The requirements include proof of US citizenship, proof of age, and membership in a CMP affiliated organization.

The program also requires proof that the individual is knowledgeable about the safe handling of firearms and range procedures or proof of prior participation in a marksmanship related activity. This proof can be from time spent in the military, law enforcement, or certain training courses. They must have either a concealed carry license or similar form of certification. The municipality or state where the buyer resides might have  additional restrictions.

The eligibility requirements are only applicable for those who buy weapons, not memorabilia, parts, ammunition or publications sold by the program, assuming local or state laws don’t ask for them.

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Hunting & Fishing

Video: Hunter Plays Real Life Big Buck Hunter; Shoots 3 Bucks in 35 Seconds

If you’re like us, you can’t resist the deer hunting video game Big Buck Hunter. In this video, John Oens takes down three bucks in 35 seconds, in what looks like a real life version of the classic arcade game.

John takes aim at the first buck at 200 yards and drops the animal with an Ithaca Deer Slayer III 20 gauge slug gun. Then, just like in the game, two more bucks run in front of John’s first-person camera. He makes it look easy as he shoots the two deer sprinting by him. Tough shots!

John ends up with a nice 10-point buck and two 8-pointers; that’s got to be a high score!

 

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THE STORY OF THE 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHO HARVESTED AN ULTRA-RARE BLACK WHITETAIL DEER

Brooke Bateman, 14, of Dallas, Texas, was hunting with her father, Mike Bateman, when opportunity shined her way and she was able to take her first ever buck.

What makes this story unlike anything else you may have heard, her buck was a black whitetail deer.

“We got to the lease an hour before we needed to be in the blind, just so Brooke could shoot a few practice rounds,” said Mike Bateman said in an interview with Dallas News. “She had not fired a rifle since missing the doe last year.”

About 4:30 .p.m that afternoon, several hours after seeing nothing in their blind, their luck changed. A melanistic buck, or black whitetail, walked out in front of them. At first, they weren’t really sure what it was. Mike quickly called one of his hunting buddies who shares their lease and asked what his thoughts were on taking the deer. Their lease has an eight point or above rule for all bucks.

Both men agreed that a deer as rare as this was something that couldn’t be passed up. Brooke was then given the okay to fire.

“It was nerve-racking, but I knew I could do it,” Brooke said. “At first I was so excited that I couldn’t pull the trigger. Dad helped me calm down with deep breaths. I found the deer in the scope again, took a deep breath and shot. The deer fell over backwards. It was awesome. I love hunting with my dad.”

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Black whitetail have an overabundance of melanin in their system. In fact, these deer are so rare that on average, out of all estimated 600,000 total deer that will be taken in Texas this season, one might be like this.

Black whitetail have only been documented in 29 states. There seems to be more in south-central Texas than anywhere else.

To give you another idea of how rare this deer is, out of the entire country’s total harvest numbers, no more than five black whitetail have ever been registered in a given year.

This hunt is something to be proud of, and Brooke and her father certainly seem to agree.

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Hunting & Fishing

12-YEAR-OLD TAKES DOWN NEW SOUTH CAROLINA RECORD BUCK

It’s not official yet, but this sure looks like the new South Carolina record buck to us. 

Twelve-year-old Justin Hodges from South Carolina might have just shot the biggest buck ever taken in the state. His buck green-scored at 178 inches, and as of now, it tops the previous buck of 176 inches standing since 1994.

Justin and his father had seen the big buck back in October during bow season but never got a shot. It wasn’t until they set up on an old road bed near the area where the saw the buck before that fate opened its window and offered an opportunity.

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“Justin already had the gun pointed down the roadbed and when the deer stopped a couple of seconds later, he pulled the trigger, but nothing happened,” his father said in an interview.

As most of us know, when a big buck shows up, strange things happen. As in this case, Justin forgot the safety. After realizing his mistake, another pull of the trigger dropped it in its tracks.

Measuring out to 19 total points, 12-inch brow tines, 13-inch G2’s, 13-inch G3’s, and very thick mass, it stands a very solid chance of beating the record.

Congrats Justin! What a deer!

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NEW POSSIBLE TYPICAL RECORD BUCK TAKEN IN WEST VIRGINIA

This hunter’s wife and daughter both turned down chances to shoot this incredible world-class whitetail.

Nick Starkey has a pretty unselfish family. It showed last week when he bagged what could potentially be the new state record typical whitetail. His awesome buck came after both his wife and daughter turned down opportunities to shoot the massive animal.

The 15 point monster, taken in Upshur County near BuckHannon, has green-scored 191 2/8, putting it well above the old record of 185 4/8. Of course, Starkey will have to wait for the 60 day drying period to end before an official measurement by Boone and Crockett can take place.

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Starkey, his wife Angie, and daughter Raven are all avid hunters. They knew the monster was walking around from a single trail camera photo. “We got one picture of that deer,” Angie Starkey told the West Virginia Metro News. “We set our cameras, he has a spot and I have a spot and mine was the one that got it.”

Originally, Nick was hopeful his wife would be able to take the potential record buck. But in a surprising move, Angie, who told the paper she cared more about getting meat in the freezer than a trophy buck, gave up the spot to her husband and daughter for opening morning. Apparently, it was his excitement over the buck that caused her to give up her spot.

“That picture set him into a mode that he was so excited he couldn’t sit still,” she told the paper.

Still, Nick apparently planned to have his daughter shoot the massive buck if it made an appearance. But when the buck showed up late in the evening, Raven decided she wanted her dad to take the shot instead.

“She was telling her dad, ‘Shoot him dad, shoot him,’” Angie told the paper. So for the second time, a member of his family passed on the opportunity to bag the record buck and Nick finally had his chance. The buck ran a short ways over a hill and collapsed after the shot and Nick’s goal of killing a big buck was fulfilled.

No doubt he’ll be thanking his wife and daughter for a long time for passing on the opportunity on this one. It just goes to show nice guys don’t always finish last!

We’ll continue following this story to see if it indeed does break the record following official scoring.

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Guns

5 REASONS THE BROWNING A-5 STILL BEATS THE COMPETITION

Let’s face it, we all love a good semi-auto shotgun. Shots cracking off as fast as you can pull trigger. They revolutionized the way we hunt and bring ear to ear smiles to bird and waterfowl hunters faces. The Browning A-5 was the first mass produced semi-auto shotgun and production stopped in 1998, but that didn’t stop it from being one of the best options out there.

Here are five reasons why the A-5 still beats the competition.

1. History

Sometimes a gun is just a gun. Manufactured by a company, thrown on a shelf, and sold to a hunter or enthusiast. That is not the case with the Browning A-5. A rich history dates back to 1898 when it became the first mass produced semi-auto shotgun.

Therefore, the first successful semi-auto design makes it the king of kings in the book of shotgun creators. The A-5 saw military service from World War I to the Vietnam War, helping build our country on values and freedom.

You would be hard pressed to find another shotgun with 70 years of service under its belt. A rich history of tradition and success makes it a must have.

2. Distinct Classic Design

That ol’ humpback look… No other shotgun is more noticeable or visible from a long distance than the distinct A-5. It features a distinctive high rear end, earning it the nickname “Humpback.”

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Simply described, the top of the action goes straight back on a level plane with the barrel before dropping down sharply towards the buttstock making it a box shape. The hump is not just for looks though. It provides an instant, broad sighting plane. This takes away the need for a barrel rib. All you see then is the bead.

If you are going to pull out a gun from a case, it might as well be one people are going to recognize and notice. The A-5 is that gun.

3. Reputation of Reliability

A shotgun does not simply gain the popularity and obtain a 100 years of production under its belt without being a reliable firearm.

Talk to any A-5 owner, and they will rave about their A-5 or A-5’s. Often referred to as their favorite shotgun and stories of how it is the most reliable gun that has touched their hands. Constant years of use and play, but all without ever jamming up or not cycling correctly.

That is something to be proud of, just ask any waterfowler who has had an auto lock up after the first shot into a huge group of green heads. Enough to make a man go mad.

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The Belgium Browning’s are unparalleled in their quality and design. Made with great materials, the gun just simply doesn’t fail.

4. Smart Investment

Life isn’t cheap these days. Things are expensive and they often lose value fast. With production halting in 1998, the A-5 has become more of a hot commodity to gun enthusiast and hunters around the world. Speaking with a friend, one of the last points he made to me about his A-5 was “unlike any other shotgun, the A-5 (even their barrels) seem to increase in value…making them a great investment.”

If you are looking to get a semi-auto, might as well grab an A-5  that you can hand down to your son or grandsons and gift them with an investment that can continue to grow throughout their life.

Shooting a quality gun is a blast, and losing money is not. Sounds like a win-win to me.

5. Grandpa’s Gun

Foolproof reliability made the Auto-5 successful as we mentioned earlier. And that is why our great grandfathers and grandfathers all loved them. I am a sentimental kind of guy. If my grandfather hunted with it, that in my book is already better than any other new inertia driven design or new technology to come.

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Get a shotgun with a tradition and connection to those who hunted before us.

We all know the guy who can grab any gun, and knock down birds like it’s his job. Most aren’t blessed like that and have a hard time finding a gun that fits. The A-5 changes that and does what other guns don’t. It points for you.

I could go on and on on each of these points and bring many more points to light, but then I would be writing a book. Make sure to do more research to find out the nuts and bolts of what makes this gun so sought after.

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Rich history, distinct design, foolproof reliability, and a great investment for years to come is what puts the Browning A-5 above the competition.

And that is why it’s Grandpa’s gun.

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TAKE A LOOK AT THE HENRY ALL WEATHER .45/70 RIFLE

A .45/70 lever action rifle in a weather resistant package is… appealing, to say the least. Twang N Bang checks out the Henry All Weather .45/70 Rifle below. What can be more fun than shooting a lever action .45/70 rifle? How about a weather resistant Henry All Weather .45/70 Rifle? This is nothing short of a perfect big game hunting rifle.

Twang N Bang got a chance to fire some really big bullets out of a Henry All Weather .45/70 Rifle. As you can see in this video, he really likes this rifle. You could say he really had a blast.

If you are one of the lucky hunters living where the mighty .45/70 is legal for big game, this rifle will certainly serve you well this season.

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The AK-47 vs AR-15: Which Rifle is Better?

Yes, I am going there. One of the most hotly debated questions in prepper/survival/firearm enthusiast circles is around the best survival rifle. For all intents and purposes, there are only two in competition in the US and those are the AK-47 and the AR-15. I will add that there are variants of both and I am lumping all of those into these two categories. This question of what is the best survival rifle is one that I asked myself when I was considering my first rifle purchase so I wanted to take some time on the Prepper Journal blog today to hash out what I see are the differences and to give you my opinion as to which rifle is better when it comes to the AK-47 vs AR-15.

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I know that this subject is insanely controversial, even though it shouldn’t be. It’s the same as getting upset over Ford versus Chevy. If this post makes it to some of the firearms forums out there I know I will have some people who will disparagingly call me an “Internet Expert” implying that I have no idea what I am talking about. So be it. I am not an expert, but I don’t think anyone else is an expert either in this subject. I don’t think anyone out there is more qualified to determine what rifle is best in my opinion, for me, than me. I don’t really care if you are active duty police, 20 year military veteran, or mercenary for hire. This is my opinion based upon my belief and requirements, you are entitled to yours, but that doesn’t mean mine is invalid. It also doesn’t mean you are smarter than anyone else that disagrees with you. It simply means we have different opinions.

Additionally, I will throw out some facts that should be pretty easy to agree on and some opinions based upon my personal experience which may not be. Just because your experience is different, that doesn’t make it a law of science or anything. If you have a different experience, by all means, please comment down below but I would ask you to keep the debate civil as that is what I am going to try to do. If you would like to make your case for the opposite of what I recommend, please do so in the comments and we can all judge whether what you are saying makes sense.

History

Very briefly, the The AK-47 is a selective-fire, gas-operated rifle that fires 7.62×39mm ammunition. The AK-47 was developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. Design work on the AK-47 began in the last year of World War II (1945).  In 1949, the AK-47 was officially accepted by the Soviet Armed Forces and used by the majority of the member states of the Warsaw Pact. It is still widely used today.

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If you are going to count on a rifle, you should know how to take care of it.


The AR-15 is a lightweight, magazine-fed, air cooled rifle with a rotating-lock bolt, actuated by direct impingement gas operation or long/short stroke piston operation that fires 5.56 mm/.223-caliber ammunition.

The AR-15 was first built by ArmaLiteas a small arms rifle for the United States armed forces.Because of financial problems, ArmaLite sold the AR-15 design to Colt who made some modifications and the redesigned rifle was subsequently adopted as the M16 rifle which was the main rifle used by US Armed Forces. Colt then started selling the semi-automatic version of the M16 rifle as the Colt AR-15 for civilian sales in 1963 and the term AR-15 has been used to refer to semiautomatic-only versions of the rifle since then.

For the purpose of this comparison we are only going to be discussing semi-automatic weapons available for purchase in the US by a non FFL carrying person, not their fully automatic counterparts.

The Facts

You can quickly see some of the facts below about each rifle on this excellent info graphic from TacticalGear.com, but I will list what I see are the important differences between the two rifles.

  • The AR-15 can effectively shoot 200 yards further than the AK-47.
  • The AK-47 shoots a significantly larger bullet than the AR-15.
  • The AR-15 weighs 2 pounds less (not counting a lot of hardware we add after the fact) than the AK-47
  • The AK-47 usually costs less than an AR-15.
  • The AR-15 has a higher (30% more) accuracy than the AK-47
  • The AK-47 is more widely used globally by a long shot than the AR-15.

For more information and my opinion on which rifle is best, please read below the graphic.
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The Debate

There are really only 3 main arguments that proponents of the AK-47 use as their rationale for saying that the AK-47 is the better survival rifle so I want to list and address each below.

  • AK-47 rounds penetrate better and do more damage – This is true generally speaking, let’s move on to the next point.
  • AK-47 Costs less – This is true generally, let’s move on to the next point.
  • AK-47 will keep working no matter how dirty it gets – This is also true to an extent, but with a caveat. The point to this argument is that if the AR-15 gets too dirty, you will have firing problems. I can tell you from personal experience that I have never had a single problem with any AR-15 or it’s fully automatic cousins that I have ever shot. However, I clean my rifles usually after every time I shoot them. Sometimes, I will wait, but they never go too long without a thorough cleaning, so what is this point supposed to be saying to us? Well, what if you are in a firefight and you have to shoot 300 rounds through your AR-15 rifle; will it jam then? No, at least not in my experience. Maybe if you shot 10000 rounds through it without cleaning the rifle you could see some issues, but if you are in a firefight so bad that you have shot 10000 rounds, you have bigger problems. What if you drop it in a vat of guacamole? Not a valid point in my book.

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Which Rifle is the Best Survival Rifle?

I will tell you that in my opinion, the best rifle is the one you have with you when you need it. That sounds well and good, but if I was going to buy one rifle, and I lived in America, it would be the AR-15. Why? For me this comes down to 4 simple points.

Accuracy – The AR is simply more accurate at further distances than the AK-47. If I wanted to shoot a rifle up in the air when I was mad, riding in the back of a Toyota truck with 20 of my friends, or happy, or just plain stupid then I might get an AK-47. One of my goals is to be able to engage targets at up to 500 yards and the AR-15 does that better than the AK-47. The AK might use a heavier round that will go through more solid objects, but if you are able to kill the person holding the AK 200 yards before he can hit you, does that matter?

Range – Speaking of range, the AR-15 shoots further effectively, so that just adds to what I was saying above. Range is also important to me because I want to be able to take people out as far away as possible. I don’t want you getting so close that your AK-47 can hit me. I would rather you and your AK be far away and I will take care of you way out there. I don’t mind walking out there to pick up your rifle when I am finished.

Parts – The AR-15 is like the Barbie doll of the firearm world. There are so many accessories! And yes, the military version of this rifle (M16/M4) has a majority of parts that are fully compatible with the AR-15. The AR-15 is also the same weapon used by police, DHS, and NASA. If anything bad happens, there should be plenty of opportunity for spare parts to be acquired. I can’t say the same for the AK-47 unless we are invaded by Russia. So, even if your AK is able to fire with some mud in it, what if something breaks? That is why you buy spare parts you say. No, that is why you buy what everyone else is using including our government.

Ammo – Same as above, this is the ammo our police and military use as well as quite a large number of my countrymen, so I have the advantage of a very common caliber in my favor.

OK, that is my rationale and those are my reasons. The AR-15 does cost a little more on average, but you can find really good deals out there if you look and the price difference would be much lower. Does this mean I wouldn’t own an AK-47? No, not at all. I would love to have one, but I do think that for the reasons I listed above, if you can only choose one and you live in the good old US of A, the AR-15 is the better option in my opinion. I know for a fact people will disagree with me, so please let me know what you think in the comments below.

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M1 garand – civilian marksmanship program

In the past ten years, the M1 Garand, regardless of condition, has become a very hot collectors’ item and sound financial investment. The popularity of the M1 Garand continues to grow as hundreds of new Garand “Fun” Matches are being held all across the USA each year.

Over the past 65 years, most M1 rifles have been arsenal rebuilt, refinished, rebarreled or repaired at least once and often several times. Most will show signs of service (often considerable) and replacement of various parts. They are seldom encountered with all original parts and original finish as delivered from the manufacturer. Such “original” rifles, even in well-used condition, are highly prized by collectors.

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A true tour de force of gun scholarship, this is the
complete story of the M1 Garand service rifle as told by
one of todays’s foremost arms authors and researchers.

NLU 786- Bruce N. Canfield, The M1 Garand Rifle

Each M1 Garand rifle sold by CMP is an authentic U.S. Government rifle that has been inspected, headspaced, repaired if necessary and test fired for function. Each rifle is shipped with safety manual, one eight-round clip and chamber safety flag. Orders are filled on a first-come first serve basis. Rifles of all grades are packed for shipment purely by “luck of the draw”. Rifles do not have import marks. Prices are subject to change. If price has changed after an order has been received, customers will be notified before new prices are charged. Free Shipping except Puerto Rico and PO Boxes–Contact CMP for additional S&H.Click here for ordering information.

IMPORTANT: If your State or locality requires you to first obtain a certificate, license, permit, or Firearms Owner ID card in order to possess or receive a rifle, you must enclose a photocopy of your certificate, license, permit, or card with the application for purchase. Rifle shipments to NY and NJ must be made to a state licensed dealer. You must provide a copy of the dealer’s license with your order form. Rifle shipments to CA must be made to a State licensed dealer or may be made to individual homes, providing that a CA Certificate of Eligibility and a Curio and Relic License are provided. Rifle shipments to CT must be made to licensed or dealer or may be shipped directly to the customer if a C&R license is provided.

As a result of CT Bill 1160 and Bill 13-220 , which revised CT Bill 1160, all CT customers purchasing rifles to be delivered in CT must have the rifle shipped to a CT licensed dealer or must provide us with a copy of their current Type 3 (C&R) FFL license. We can ship directly to a customer’s home if they possess a C&R license.

NY, NJ and CT customers who have already mailed their rifle orders to CMP should provide custserve@thecmp.org with dealer information or order cancellation instructions. Information can also be faxed to 256-835-3527 or mailed to CMP Customer Service, (Attn: FFL Order), 1401 Commerce Blvd., Anniston, AL 36207.

Garand Manufacturers – SA (Springfield Armory), HRA (Harrington & Richardson Arms,
IHC (International Harvester Co.), WRA (Winchester Repeating Arms)

 

CMP GARAND GRADING CRITERIA

RACK GRADE: (FAIR)

Rack Grade Rifles. Most of these rifles have been refinished or rebuilt at least once while in military service and will likely have some parts from other manufacturers. Rifle wear will be exhibited by worn and mixed colors of the finish; there may be some minor pitting on the metal parts; wood will be basically sound but may be well used with minor hairline cracks, poor fit, and many digs, scratches and gouges; wood may not match in color, type of wood or condition. These rifles may have some foreign parts and wood may be Walnut, Birch, Beech or other variety. Rifles do not have import marks. Bores will be generally good with only minor imperfections; the barrel crown may be nicked, and the muzzle may gauge more than “3” on muzzle gauge. The Throat Erosion will gauge more than “5”. The overall appearance and condition of the rack grade will generally be rougher than any other grade. Fair condition.

Manufacturer selection only guarantees the receiver was produced by the manufacturer listed. The barrel and the other parts may have been produced by other manufacturers.

 

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A complete Certificate of Authenticity
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FIELD GRADE: (FAIR TO GOOD)

Field Grade Rifles. Most of these rifles have been refinished or rebuilt at least once while in military service and will likely have some parts from other manufacturers. Fair to good condition. Rifle wear will be exhibited by worn and mixed colors of the finish; there may be some minor pitting on the metal parts; wood will be basically sound but may be well used with minor hairline cracks, and many dings, scratches and gouges; wood may not match in color, type of wood or condition. These rifles may have some foreign parts and wood may be Walnut, Birch, Beech or other variety. Rifles do not have import marks. Bores will be generally good with only minor imperfections; the barrel crown may be nicked, and the muzzle may gauge more than “3” on muzzle gauge. The Throat Erosion will gauge less than 5 – well within US Army standards. Do not expect rifles in mint condition in this grade.

Manufacturer selection only guarantees the receiver was produced by the manufacturer listed. The barrel and the other parts may have been produced by other manufacturers.

SERVICE GRADE: (GOOD TO VERY GOOD)

Service Grade Rifles show less wear and better appearance than Field or Rack Grades. Good to very good condition. Rifle wear will be exhibited by worn and mixed colors of the parkerized finish. There may be some minor pitting on the metal parts. Wood will be either Walnut, Birch, Beech or other variety and will be basically sound but may have minor hairline cracks, dings, scratches and gouges. Wood may not match in color or type of wood. Wood may be of new production but may be used and show signs of wear on Service Grade Garands. Bores will be generally good with only minor imperfections. The barrel crown may be nicked, but the muzzle will gauge “3 or less” and the throat erosion will gauge less than 5.

Manufacturer selection only guarantees the receiver was produced by the manufacturer listed. The barrel and the other parts may have been produced by other manufacturers.

CMP SPECIAL: (EXCELLENT)

CMP’s new grade of M1 Garand. This rifle consists of a new production stock and handguard set with CMP cartouche, a new production barrel and new web sling. Receiver and most other parts are refinished USGI, but some parts may be new manufacture. See item for details.

CORRECT GRADE: (VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT)

Correct Grade Rifles are similar to the Service Grade (above), but will show less wear and use. Correct Grade rifles will have all correct parts for the date of manufacture with 80% or better overall original metal finish. The stock and handguards will be of walnut and correct for the rifle but will have some dings, dents, scratches and marring of the wood finish. Stocks will have the appropriate original inspector’s cartouche. The rifle bore will be very good with no significant defects and with a throat erosion of less than 4 and a muzzle wear of 2 or less. Very good to excellent condition. This grade is rare and is only available occasionally in limited quantities. Because of the scarcity of these rifles, they will only be sold on the CMP auction site at cmpauction.thecmp.org.

COLLECTOR GRADE: (EXCELLENT)

Collector Grade Rifles show almost no wear or use and have 95% or better overall original metal finish. Rifle bores are excellent with throat erosion under 3 and muzzle wear of 2 or less. Collector Grade rifles have all original parts as they came from the manufacturer. Wood will have a few handling marks and minor dings and scratches. Stocks have the appropriate inspector’s cartouche. Data sheets prepared by CMP armorers are included in the butt trap of each Collector Grade Rifle. Excellent condition – little or no use. Limited quantities are occasionally available. Because of the scarcity of these rifles, they will only be sold on the CMP auction site at cmpauction.thecmp.org.

Garand options currently available are listed below.
We will add other manufacturers and options as they become available.

Please Note: Limited Inventory at CMP Stores.  If you are looking for a specific rifle, please call ahead or email custserve@thecmp.org to see what items are currently in stock prior to your visit.

ALL GARANDS OTHER THAN PLUGGED DRILL RIFLES ARE SHIPPED IN A CMP HARD CASE. FREE SHIPPING TO CONTINENTAL U.S., ALASKA & HAWAII.  CONTACT CMP FOR ADDITIONAL S&H FOR PUERTO RICO.

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RACK GRADE M1 GARAND

ITEM # DESCRIPTION PRICE
RM1IHCR CMP has a very limited amount of M1 Garand, IHC Rack Grade Rifles available. These rifles will be offered mail order, sold as is, with no exchanges. The rifles are rack grade (rough but functional and have been test fired).We have approximately 105 of these rifles. Due to the limited quantity and popularity of IHC rifles, if your order is not in house on 11/16/15, more than likely it will not be filled. We expect these rifles to sell out the first day.

SOLD OUT 11/16/15


FIELD GRADE M1 GARAND

ITEM # DESCRIPTION PRICE
RM1FIELD M1 Garand, Luck of the draw for Springfield or Harrington & Richardson manufacturer. Orders will be filled with next available field grade rifle. See above for Field Grade description. Rifle shipped in CMP hard rifle case.

 SOLD OUT
May 13, 2016

M1 Garand IHC Field Grade. Only part guaranteed to be IHC is the receiver. Some other parts could be IHC but not guaranteed. Please see M1 Field Grade description above.

 SOLD OUT
March 25, 2015

RM1IHCFLMR M1 Garand IHC Field Grade with IHC receiver and LMR barrel. Some other parts could be IHC but not guaranteed. Please see M1 Field Grade description above.

SOLD OUT
August 18, 2015


SERVICE GRADE M1 GARAND

ITEM # DESCRIPTION PRICE
RM1SERVICE M1 Garand, Luck of the draw for Springfield or Harrington & Richardson manufacturer. Orders will be filled with next available Service grade rifle. See above for Service Grade description. Rifle shipped in CMP hard rifle case.

$730
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Now Accepting Orders
August 23, 2016

RM1IHCS M1 Garand IHC Service Grade. Only part guaranteed to be IHC is the receiver. Some other parts could be IHC but not guaranteed. Please see M1 Service Grade description above. SOLD OUT
March 25, 2015
M1 Garand IHC Service Grade with IHC receiver and LMR barrel. Some other parts could be IHC but not guaranteed. Please see M1 Service Grade description above. SOLD OUT
March 25, 2015
M1 Service Grade IC with 4 million Gap Letter IHC receiver and LMR barrel. Some other parts could be IHC but not guaranteed.  SOLD OUT
March 16, 2015

SPECIAL GRADE M1 GARAND

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DESCRIPTION

PRICE

RM1SPECIAL

CMP Special (.30-06) M1 Garand. This is a completely refurbished rifle consisting of an original M1 Garand Springfield or HRA receiver, new production Criterion barrel, new production American Walnut stock and handguards, and new web sling. Receiver and most other parts are refinished USGI, but some parts may be new manufacture.

 SOLD OUT
May 13, 2016

RM1308SPECIAL

CMP Special (.308) M1 Garand. This is a completely refurbished rifle consisting of an original M1 Garand Springfield or HRA receiver, new production Criterion barrel, new production American Walnut stock and handguards, and new web sling. Receiver and most other parts are refinished USGI, but some parts may be new manufacture. A .308 spacer block is installed to prevent the loading of a .30-06 round into the chamber. SOLD OUT
June 24, 2016

 


M1C GARAND “SNIPER” MODEL

ITEM # DESCRIPTION PRICE
RM1CSB* M1C Garand, SA (Springfield) Service Grade
Good Condition – Limited Quantity
Receiver Base installed – DOES NOT include scope mount, scope or cheek pad
*See above for grade description

$3035
Free Shipping

RM1CFB M1C Garand, SA (Springfield) Field Grade, Limited Quantity, Receiver Base Installed – DOES NOT include scope mount, scope or cheek pad.
*See above for grade description

$2235
Free Shipping

MIC Garand “Sniper” Model – all grades – receiver base installed. Rifle DOES NOT include scope mount, scope or cheek pad. May or may not have any serial numbers on the bases, but the serial numbers will not match the serial number of the rifle. These are not sorted by whether or not there were numbers on the bases.


M1D GARAND “SNIPER” MODEL

ITEM # DESCRIPTION PRICE

RM1DS*

M1D Garand, SA (Springfield) Service Grade
Good Condition – Limited Quantity
(No accessories or scope)
*See below for grade description

SOLD OUT
June 16, 2015

RM1DF

M1D Field Grade.
See CMP Grading Criteria near top of this page.

$1235
Free Shipping

RM1DR

M1D Rack Grade
See CMP Grading Criteria near top of this page.

$935
Free Shipping

RM1DSPECIAL M1D Garand Service Grade Springfield. Reparked SA receiver with new 1952-1953 dated M1D barrel. Reparked parts. New Walnut stock/handguards. Reproduction HI-LUX optics M82 scope and reproduction M82 mount.

 

SOLD OUT

*RM1DS (Service Grade M1D): Good to very good condition. Rifle wear will be exhibited by worn and mixed colors of finish; there may be some minor pitting on the metal parts; wood may be walnut, birch, beech or other variety and will be basically sound but may have minor hairline cracks, dings, scratches, gouges; wood may not match in color or type of wood; bores will be generally good with only minor imperfections; the barrel crown may be nicked, but muzzle will gauge less than “3” and the throat erosion will gauge less than “5”.

These rifles will not come with the scope and mount, leather cheek pad, flash hider or any other accoutrement that may have been issued with M1D rifles.

The scope base that is part of the barrel assembly is included and ready for a customer supplied scope and mount.

**RM1DR (Rack Grade M1D): Most of these rifles have been refinished or rebuilt at least once while military service and will likely have some parts from other manufactures. Rifle wear will be exhibited by worn and mixed colors of the finish; there may be some minor pitting on the metal parts; wood will be basically sound but may be well used with minor hairline cracks, poor fit, and many dings, scrathes and gouges; wood may not match in color type of wood or condition. These rifles may have some foreign parts and wood may be walnut, Birch, Beech or other variety. Rifles do not have import mark. Bores will be generally good with only minor imperfections; the barrel crown may be nicked, and the muzzle may guage more htan “3” on muzzle guage. The throat erosion will guage more than “5” The overall apperance and condition of the rack grade will generally be rougher than any other grade. Fair condition.

Manufacturer selection only guarantees the receiver was produced by the manufacturer listed. The barrel and the other parts may have been produced by other manufacturers.


M1 GARAND DRILL RIFLES

ITEM # DESCRIPTION PRICE
RM1DRILL M1 Garand Drill Rifle (Description Below)

$380
SOLD OUT

Fits the description of our Rack Grade with the additions of: gas cylinder lock screw is welded to lock and gas cylinder, barrel is drilled, plugged and welded at chamber mouth. Barrel is welded to the receiver, firing pin hole is welded closed on bolt face. Rifle wear will be exhibited by worn and mixed colors of the finish; there may be some pitting on the metal parts; wood will be basically sound but may be well used with minor hairline cracks, poor fit, and many dings, scratches and gouges; wood may not match in color, type of wood or condition. Wood may be Walnut, Birch, Beech or other variety.

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WY Governor Mead Promotes Statewide “Day At The Range”

Somes states get it and some don’t. While Boston, MA Mayor Marty (pronounced Mahhhhhty) Walsh is busy keeping long guns out of the hands of Law Enforcement Officers, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead is celebrating the 2nd Amendment in high fashion by holding a formal press conference in Cheyenne proclaiming August 22 “Wyoming’s Day at the Range.”

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CREDIT OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

At a time when gun rights, or rather the restriction of, are creating headlines in every major news outlet it’s refreshing to see an unapologetic celebration of Freedom. Good for you, Gov. Mead. Now pass me that box of .308.

Open to industry media only, “the event will be held at the Otto Road Shooting Complex in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on August 22nd. It will begin at approximately 9:30, when the Governor will take possession of the 1st Wyoming “Governor’s Series” rifle made by Wyoming Arms (see the prototype in the picture below – number 8 of 8 on display for an event at the Jackson Hole National Museum of Wildlife Art).

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The Governor will also announce:

The Wyoming “Open Range Initiative” to promote public shooting ranges
The Wyoming Top 100 – In-state amateur shooting competition
The 1st Annual Governor’s Match – Cowboy State Carbine Cup, a national level “outlaw” 2 gun competition to be held in Cheyenne during the Summer of 2017

Following the initial press conference industry media representatives will have an opportunity to attend and/or participate in shooting sports demos with representatives of groups such as Costa Ludus (Chris Costa), Northern Red Training, Magpul Core, Gunwerks Long Range University, John Burns, and others – with Gunwerks, Freedom Arms, Magpul, Thunder Beast, Wyoming Arms, Best of the West, HiViz, Huskemaw, Maven Optics, and other companies on hand with demos and products at the range.”

CREDIT: Otto Road Shooting Complex

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So a Freedom loving Governor is coordinating some of the best training companies in the country alongside some top level manufacturers to provide instruction, demos, and industry insight at an event that celebrates a distinctly American tradition – all while promoting safe, responsible training and future competitive shooting sports. It sounds like more states need to follow the lead of Gov. Mead.

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