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    CMP Rack Grades

    Anyone else see the pictures of the pitted rack grade dogs? Years ago people would never have bought them in that condition and now guys are raving how nice they are.

    #2
    I actually had a WRA SG a couple years back that was worse than most of these RGs. Heavy pitting all over and was literally a ball of active rust. Should have sent it back but ended up parting it out and sold the B/R.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Orlando View Post
      Anyone else see the pictures of the pitted rack grade dogs? Years ago people would never have bought them in that condition and now guys are raving how nice they are.
      Yes, they are horrible looking but it seems most are happy with them so win for the CMP.

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        #4
        Just makes my pre 90’s CMP rifles with zero pitting and correct cartouche more expensive. Buying these Garands are not necessary so those who want them have deeper pockets.

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          #5
          I guess about all that is left! If you have some that are not pitted to hell and not heavy repark is good. The new guys that are getting them is GREAT! new guys in the garand collecting world keeps it going! They are happy as hell getting them. We look at them as dogs, but some are OK to me.

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            #6
            They probably came from the Philippines. and may be the the last of of the CMP inventory at this point. Considering what prices are today on the market, they are probably a bargain for most.
            The thief may possess something he stole, but he does not own it.
            The owner has a right to take his property back from the thief.

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              #7
              It seems like a pretty mixed bag. Some that are being posted are actually pretty decent and others very pitted. Part of me feels like no rifle the CMP sells should have anything except the lightest pitting. When I was last at the TMP there were only a couple of RG's I would have considered. Crazy to think that only last fall one could get an SA-52 SG with a clean NFR stock, or similar, for $800.

              With regard to inventory, people keep saying that there are signs it's nearly gone, and other people say that rumor has circulated for years.
              Last edited by adanac; 05-20-2022, 12:38 PM.
              Sorry Mr. President, the people we defeated in WW2 were not "fine people," and America's war dead are not "suckers" and "losers."

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                #8
                I remember 10 years or so ago the only thing left in CMP inventory was rack grades. Thats a good way to get rid of junk inventory... It isnt over until the fat lady sings...................

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Orlando View Post
                  I remember 10 years or so ago the only thing left in CMP inventory was rack grades. Thats a good way to get rid of junk inventory... It isnt over until the fat lady sings...................
                  The CMP is so secretive I'm not convinced they'll even tell us when they run out of rifles. The could very easily just stop selling them and never say anything about it again.
                  Sorry Mr. President, the people we defeated in WW2 were not "fine people," and America's war dead are not "suckers" and "losers."

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by adanac View Post

                    The CMP is so secretive I'm not convinced they'll even tell us when they run out of rifles. The could very easily just stop selling them and never say anything about it again.
                    If CMP ever said they are running out of rifles they would be flooded with orders for the remaining few. After that CMP would just have to deal with the couple of rifles that trickle in from the VFW or when the Army finds some stuffed in the back of a warehouse. Then they would sell them at TMP, National Matches or on auction. I agree with you. CMP should just say "sold out, thanks for supporting us and buying the rifles..... good-bye".
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by jak View Post

                      If CMP ever said they are running out of rifles they would be flooded with orders for the remaining few. After that CMP would just have to deal with the couple of rifles that trickle in from the VFW or when the Army finds some stuffed in the back of a warehouse. Then they would sell them at TMP, National Matches or on auction. I agree with you. CMP should just say "sold out, thanks for supporting us and buying the rifles..... good-bye".
                      Heck, they have already started selling rifles at auction that they would have normally sold on the racks by the dozen. They recently offered a completely normal Expert Grade at auction. It's only remarkable feature was that it was an SA-52. Just a plain Expert apart from that.
                      Sorry Mr. President, the people we defeated in WW2 were not "fine people," and America's war dead are not "suckers" and "losers."

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