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Old 07-17-2012, 07:25   #1
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M1 Garand Value?

Hi folks,

I inhereted a few M1 Garands, i love them but i have no idea what they are worth and would love to at least have an idea. Hopefully someone can help me establish a value. I will provide whatever information you need, but my experiance here is very limited and i only have the information that was on a small note with each rifle.

I have 3 m1 garands,

the first:
Its labelled as a matching numbers "correct" EMcf M1 * shoots beautiful groups*

The second:

Matching numbers SA with competition heavy barrel .308 and custom fit CMP stock set. * shoots amazing groups*

The third:

matching numbers "correct" H&R high serial # *shoots beautiful groups, perfect shooter*

As i said, im sure there is MUCH more information needed to value these rifles, i will provide some pictures when i get home from work today. Is there some sort of specific shots i need to take in order to help out with determining value?

Thanks for any help that can be offered, and hopefully we can determine a value for them.

Ryan
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Old 07-18-2012, 17:52   #2
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heres some pics at random.

Oh and the H&R is labelled incorrectly, its a high # SA















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For Garand pricing I use the CMP pricing and descriptions for values since that is what I can purchase them for. "Beautiful groups" is subjective and means different things to different people. Proof of shot groupings with measurements are a better way to describe how well the rifle shoots at certain distances. The CMP uses throat erosion as the guide for grading. In regards to the H&R, I had a 1954 M1 and it was quite a shooter for me, used it in NRA highpower matches and it did everything I asked it to. Good luck on getting prices.
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Originally Posted by gossman View Post
For Garand pricing I use the CMP pricing and descriptions for values since that is what I can purchase them for. "Beautiful groups" is subjective and means different things to different people. Proof of shot groupings with measurements are a better way to describe how well the rifle shoots at certain distances. The CMP uses throat erosion as the guide for grading. In regards to the H&R, I had a 1954 M1 and it was quite a shooter for me, used it in NRA highpower matches and it did everything I asked it to. Good luck on getting prices.
I agree! Are you trying to sell or buy? If I was going to buy, I would definitely hit CMP up first. If you are selling, hold on to them if you can for a few more years until the surplus dries up. Today is a buyers market. The pictures don't show if the weapons are correct grade or service grade. Expect only $650-1500 for them without more detailed pictures.
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If you wish to sell I suggest that you wait until after the election. If Obama wins again there will be panic buying and values will skyrocket as fools over purchase preparing for a apocalypse. If you wish to purchase ammo, I suggest that you do so to miss the panic purchases and empty shelves that were so common 4 years ago.
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Those are nice rifles. I would say at least $1000 apeace!!
Go on to GunBroker.com and look around, those are not CMP rifles and they are very collectable. I wish I had them, good luck
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Would guesstimate $800 and up. That is about the cheapest you will find one today. Have any more info on the one converted to 308?
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thanks for all the great info fellas.

Im a black rifle kind of guy so these older ones are interesting but just not my cup of tea.

I agree that the gun craze will happen if obama is re-elected, but i dont see that election actually happening so im willing to roll the dice a bit here considering i have absolutely no room in my safe.

those prices all seem low to me considering how gorgeous they are, but i suppose thats the reality of the market these days.

as far as the .308, what other info would be useful? I dont really know a whole lot about it but would be happy to look at specific things for you.
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Originally Posted by gossman View Post
If you wish to sell I suggest that you wait until after the election. If Obama wins again there will be panic buying and values will skyrocket as fools over purchase preparing for a apocalypse. If you wish to purchase ammo, I suggest that you do so to miss the panic purchases and empty shelves that were so common 4 years ago.
Yep, he sure did sell a lot of guns the first time around! And ammo also.
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