WWII M1 Garand

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WWII M1 Garand

Post by poprivit » Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:57 am

Are the WWII M1 Garands more valuable/popular than those mfd. after the war and into the 1950s? I've got one with s/n 314xxxx that comes back as a September 1944 build. They've all been rebuilt over the last 70 years, so a lot of them don't have matching numbers. Mine has a throat of 2 and a muzzle of 0+.

I'm real new to Fort Myers area (2 weeks). Are there any military rifle matches around here?

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Re: WWII M1 Garand

Post by birdman » Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:12 am

A few of the guys in the Southwest Florida Sportsman's Assoc. http://www.swfsa.org use Service Rifles when shooting in club matches. The guys at the Hansen Range do lots of competitions, but I think they are mostly run & gun matches (IDPA, SASS, IPSC etc.).

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Re: WWII M1 Garand

Post by hurricanecharlie » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:02 pm

Sawgrass club has match first saturday of the month.
Markham Park Broward County range.
Way West Broward.
Not a bad drive from Naples.

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Re: WWII M1 Garand

Post by drshame » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:57 pm

For match purposes, working on a post war Garand may be a better idea than taking an almost matching WW-II Garand and start changing parts.
I understand the Post War H&R's are considered among the best shooters out there with the lowest barrel mileage.
My first Garand was a service grade SA from 1943 with lockbar sights and it's original SA 1943 barrel. It came in a "replacement stock".
It shot tight and worked fine. The only mod I did was find a cartouched correct stock for it and set it back into it.
Don't wanna mess with a WWII vet too much. It's eared its' respect.
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The later 1950's Garand's are better to work on for match purposes, imho.
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1953 Service Grade CMP Garand.

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Re: WWII M1 Garand

Post by hurricanecharlie » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:00 pm

there are plenty of mixmasters out there for putting together a match rifle. building on a WWII receiver if not a collectable gun is ok.

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Re: WWII M1 Garand

Post by stoneknives » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:46 pm

You have a new State Range going up in your area that I believe is going out 300y.
You could also take a drive up to the Manatee Gun and Archery Club (85miles) but they go out to 1000y and have a host of CMP matchs, M1 matches, NRA matches and Project Appleseeds.

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