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    Stumbled across a garand in a gun shop the other day, and ended up putting it on layaway. Sadly, my phone was dead so I couldn't take pictures, but I wanted to ask some questions based off of what I looked at and remember. It is s/n 959xxx. Now, the rifle looks to be in rough shape, but from what I saw is in pretty decent condition besides looks. A beat up stock (with yellow numbers written on it In a few places), the shop owner (my grandpa) told me the bore was shiny and although he didn't have an official tool to measure the throat/muzzle that a m2 ball had plenty of bullet showing when placed in the muzzle. Both the barrel and the gas tube have even wear, as well as the front barrel band. I could not identify any markings on the barrel. Now this is my first garand, so I'm not an expert but ive been doing my research and this rifle from what I could tell looks like nothing has been changed out. As I said earlier the barrel and gas tube both are missing the finish evenly, as well as the barrel band on the stock. My grandpa said this came from a collector, who brought in multiple great condition milsurp rifles. My question is, could this rifle be in the same condition as it left the war, or is it just coincidence that it all looks so even on the wear. I wanted a shooter and not a safe queen, and I wanted a ww2 rifle, so the looks don't bother me. In fact I like it. I am just wondering if this rifle could have some kind of significance even though it was most likely a CMP gun in the past?

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    #2
    Need pics for legit evaluation. S/N puts it late '42 production, Oct-Nov. It's probably just an every day, run of the mill M1 rifle.
    Jon
    Last edited by TJT; 02-18-2018, 12:04 PM.

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      #3
      It would be helpful if you posted the drawing numbers that are stamped on the side of right receiver leg, op rod, bolt, barrel, trigger housing and hammer. These numbers are not serial numbers but drawing numbers referencing the "blueprints". Please post all the markings on the right rear side and top rear of the barrel. The barrel will have a date stamp.
      As TJT stated photos will be helpful

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        #4
        Yes I will have to take pictures when I put my next payment on it this week. Like I said my phone was dead. I wasn't expecting an original rifle, as I know those are basically zilch unless you pay big $$, but it looks as if the stock and metal parts have been worn together. Is this common for the CMP garands? You would think if it's been re-barrelled or had any replacement parts the finish and stock wouldn't match so well together. But that's just my thoughts

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          #5
          If it is a CMP gun it could have been rebuilt during WWII and or after WWII. After being rebuilt it could have been reissued or given to a foreign govt. The CMP has brought back to the USA rifles from Denmark, Greece, and Turkey to name a few.

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            #6
            Not to mention the PI rifles that are supposedly FINALLY on the way.
            Jon

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              #7
              In any case, it's been 50+ years since it was rebuilt. It's anybody's guess as to where it's been or been subjected to.
              Jon

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                #8
                what you are describing is very common for CMP garands. CMP does not build all their rifles, in fact only one grade is rebuilt by them

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                  #9
                  There's absoluetly no way anyone could evaluate the rifle unless you were to post about a dozen specific pictures of the rifle after you have completely diassembled it. "Collector" is a very general term so it's having come from one really isn't a very significant factor in the value or "original" condition of the rifle. Lots of people call themselves collectors and most are just acquirers.

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