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    Oww, oww, oww, ...

    I always hesitate discussing current auctions - hope I am not stepping on anyone's toes.

    I usually go thru the pictures first and read the description second. How long did it take you to see why I say 'what a shame, ...'?

    http://www.gunbroker.com/item/710950199



    The fact that it is such an absolutely incredible example makes it even more of a shame. Wow, ...

    #2
    That does not surprise me at all. The army just considers them rifles and not collector items.

    About 5 or 6 years ago I volunteered for a week at CMP in Anniston. I was helping disassemble old drill rifles for parts. At the other end of the warehouse there were crates of
    garands that the army wanted to be converted to drill rifles. I asked why the army wanted functional garands to be turned into drill rifles while CMP had crates of old drill rifles
    being stripped for parts. I said why not give these drill rifles back to the army. The answer I got was that "It doesn't make sense what the army does, we just do what they order us to do".

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      #3
      Originally posted by jak View Post
      That does not surprise me at all. The army just considers them rifles and not collector items.

      About 5 or 6 years ago I volunteered for a week at CMP in Anniston. I was helping disassemble old drill rifles for parts. At the other end of the warehouse there were crates of
      garands that the army wanted to be converted to drill rifles. I asked why the army wanted functional garands to be turned into drill rifles while CMP had crates of old drill rifles
      being stripped for parts. I said why not give these drill rifles back to the army. The answer I got was that "It doesn't make sense what the army does, we just do what they order us to do".
      This saddens my heart

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        #4
        It was a beautiful example.

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          #5
          I purchased a drill rifle at the CMP last year that was not as nice (new) as this Rifle but it was almost in 85%+ condition. It was a 43 Rifle with all correct parts etc. uncut oprod, sight seal on the gas cylinder, etc. I understand it, but it is sad just the same.

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            #6
            Speaking of drill rifles .... has anybody seen the Geico commercial at Buckingham palace? Some dufus comes in to relieve a Buckingham guard ... who's holding ... ready for this? An M-1 Garand drill or parade rifle. Here'e the commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0trkDwWtpE

            Please correct me if I'm wrong. Found it humorous.

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              #7
              I hate that stupid ass commercial. Crap like this is why the rest of the world hates us. That dufus needs his ass kicked for dropping his rifle.

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                #8
                All it needs is another receiver and a lower price.........no one would do that.

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                  #9
                  Looks like it sold for $2250

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