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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Wash Co.2B, Hearts Content 2F
Civilian Marksmanship Program
So I just love the nostalgia of the m1 Garands, and really would like to add one to my collection of guns. I'm not looking for a hardcore collectors piece, but instead a well functioning rifle from the era.
My question is where is the best place to buy one? CMP? A lot of stuff online refers back to them for purchase. Or should I look around and buy one from a shop or private seller? Any certain ones to stay away from?
I see they have different grades of rifles on CMP either service grade, field grade, special grade, etc... I have a cap of $1000 to spend give or take a few hundred for the right gun. So far i'm thinking service grade because it's in my budget, but I would like to hear from guys who collect the M1 and are knowledgeable.