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    Need opinions/advice on Garand rebuild

    brand new member to the forum, first post. I own one CMP Garand and plan on adding to the collection.
    What can you all tell me about this rifle?
    http://www.gunbroker.com/item/631584453

    i couldn't find any information on these anywhere. The seller says it has a 'jungle receiver' to accept the mags.
    Is this something I should just steer clear of?
    thanks

    #2
    IMHO, it's something to stay away from. That auction appears to be someone's attempt at a BM59 clone. "Jungle" Garand is a misnomer as no such beast exists in reality. FWIW, the nasty, pitted receiver would keep me far away from this piece. If you are looking for a BM59 type rifle, there are far more reputable sellers in the personage of Shuff's or Garand Guy.

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      #3
      Thanks so much for the reply. I was kinda under the same impression and did run across Shuff and garand guy.
      On another note, (discounting that it's the same seller) what is your opinion on this garand, providing his description is 100% accurate?
      thanks for the help.
      http://www.gunbroker.com/item/630590923

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        #4
        There is no such rifle as an M1 "Jungle Carbine". They are less real than a Tanker M1. The second rifle, well, that buyer turned me off with the description of the Jungle Carbine enough that I would never consider buying anything from him under any circumstances. Don't be so intent of buying another M1 Garand that you buy from these types of sellers. I doubt he has any idea what he has and he definitely hasn't posted near enough pictures to determine what he says he has. If you are new to M1's you are ripe for the picking. Please note the AS IS -NO RETURN notation on the auction. Without a return policy buying a vintage rifle is a risky business for an inexperienced buyer. Would you have any idea how to evaluate the rifle even if he sent you more pictures? If not, for that much money, you might be buying junk and never know it.

        Do yourself a favor, while they are still available and for less money, jump on one of the 6 Mil M1's CMP currently has for sale as of today. With those you know what you are getting and it will come with a COA saying so. Or, wait until more SG or FG CMP M1's are up for sale again....and they will be. Be patient. Being in a hurry will get you screwed quickly and painfully.
        Last edited by lapriester; 03-24-2017, 12:52 AM.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Gonzo Fn Imbel View Post
          Thanks so much for the reply. I was kinda under the same impression and did run across Shuff and garand guy.
          On another note, (discounting that it's the same seller) what is your opinion on this garand, providing his description is 100% accurate?
          thanks for the help.
          http://www.gunbroker.com/item/630590923
          That looks to be his version of a CMP Special. With the few tiny pictures he provides it's near impossible to tell the condition of this piece. If, as you say, his description is 100% accurate then yeah, it's a fair price. However, you can pay about the same to a reputable vendor who will stand behind his work. Like lapriester says, don't give in to these clowns who pray on the inexperienced. There are far better options to spend your money wisely.

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            #6
            Thanks so much for the replies. I'll be able to check one over 'good enuff' in person to tell if he's full of shit. I've got a gunsmith buddy but he lives a little over an hour away so I don't bother him unless I get in over my head. I've got gauges to check the barrel and I know the head spacing must be checked out. Anything else you gents reccomend?

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              #7
              Here's a good primer: http://www.garandgear.com/m1-garand-inspection

              Only other thing I can offer is caveat emptor!

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