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I was in a local gun store today (picking up my T/C Encore 209X50) and I noticed a Garand on the used gun rack. I picked it up and immediately realized the receiver was not USGI. I just about fell over when I saw the $525.00 price tag. If they are getting that for M1 parts cobbled onto an aftermarket receiver, then I am curious as to what a CMP M1 (I have my grandfathers and mine) would be worth? Anyone know what a Sprinfield Armory receivered CMP M1 is going for these days?
 

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I suspect today's prices are driven by what one could get an M1 directly from the CMP for. A rack grade Danish issue goes for $375; a rack grade SA is 400. A service grade SA is $500. All plus shipping.
 

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I guess value is more driven as to what someone is willing to give for one than anything. I've been wanting a CMP one for a while, I just can't find a local gun club to meet the final requirement for myself. I was at a gun show recently and you couldn't touch a stock Garand for less than $600.00 and that was an arsenal rebuild. I had my Winchester 30 carbine with me and had three offers before I got it in the door. One dealer told me that there is an all time demand for service rifles on account of the movies, TV shows and historical reenactment groups going on right now. By the way I didn't part with my M1 carbine. One guy offered me $750.00 for it and almost became beligerent when I wouldn't sell. All I wanted was to find a replacement sling and oiler and some other knick-knacks for it.
The best part was when an elderly man asked what I had in the case, I found a repro. rifle case for it bought it and put it in there so it would draw less attention. I pulled the gun out and handed it to him. There was something different about him as he talked to me about the rifle. I don't know but it was strange to be in his presence as he held the rifle and spoke. This man had actually carried this model rifle in combat, put his life in danger and felt he had come home because of it. There was more learned and felt in that brief 10 minute talk than any college lecture or documentary had ever provided...

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My CMP M1 is an CMP arsenal rebuild circa 1965, in (way) above average condition, but my Grandfathers is an honest to goodness Match Grade CMP M1 in excellent condition. Having done the CMP thing, I know that it really doesn't affect pricing of M1 Garands on the open market, as most people are unwilling or unable to meet the requirements. thanks for the replys!
 

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I have got into a bit of an argument on an M1 forum in the past for saying this, but here goes. I have a CMP M1, my brother is lifetime qualified by being retired military, and having met all the requirements, they are easy to get. I only have one, not wanting to "hog" them, or anything else. Now here is a problem as I see it, look on E-bay for M1 parts, a number of the guys on some other forums buy M1 parts from CMP, at really really reasonable prices, and turn around, and resell at incredible prices. Yes, I know, supply, and demand, but here is sort of the catch, they inflate the prices by this post, or that post on some forum, and then are able to sell at a great price. Kind of sad, but just the way things are...
 

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I agree. CPM is a great program and the only really reliable source for M1's. NEVER EVER shoot an M1 built on an aftermarket receiver without having a qualified gunsmith check it first. The quality of the aftermarket receivers I have examined are all of questionable quality and have yet to have one headspace "good". Abused/worn parts hung on an aftermarket receiver does not make for a quality piece.
 
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