CMP might be running low on Garands

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CMP might be running low on Garands

Post by Jay561 » Sun May 15, 2016 7:56 am

Not looking so good. They stopped taking orders. Plus many that have been ordered seemed to be put together in not the best conditions.

When they do come back, if you have been on the fence it might be time to order one.

Happy when I first started collecting the CMP was my go to. Wanted another or two but I'm happy with where I ended.

Only other hope is one day the Korean ones come in.

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Re: CMP might be running low on Garands

Post by P5 guy » Mon May 16, 2016 6:28 am

There were only a bit over six million made from 1937 thru 1956. Lend lease, lost in amphibious landings from Africa to Iwo Jima. How many got destroyed in wars and Captain Crunch during the Clinton administration?
The CMP is about to run out and soon, sorry to say but the snoozers are losers. I'm still [smilie=012.gif] for missing out on the M1 carbines.
I wonder just how many M1 Rifles are in private hands? The DCM had a one per lifetime limit, if the CMP had followed this tradition they'd still be selling M1 Rifles in the 22nd century.

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Re: CMP might be running low on Garands

Post by AirForceShooter » Mon May 16, 2016 8:58 am

I thought they were completely of both M-1 and Carbine rifles

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Re: CMP might be running low on Garands

Post by gforester » Mon May 16, 2016 10:25 am

AirForceShooter wrote:I thought they were completely of both M-1 and Carbine rifles

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CMP had a small supply of M1 carbines early this year. They sold out in less than a day. Luckily I found one another forum member was selling and picked it up. I now have an 03A3 Springfield and an Inland Carbine so now I still have to find an M1 Garand.

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Re: CMP might be running low on Garands

Post by Jay561 » Mon May 16, 2016 11:58 am

P5 guy wrote: The DCM had a one per lifetime limit, if the CMP had followed this tradition they'd still be selling M1 Rifles in the 22nd century.
How would you expect me to be able to do this a few times over if that was the case? No joke, I started buying extras when I saw you could do this.

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Re: CMP might be running low on Garands

Post by gforester » Mon May 16, 2016 7:08 pm

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P5 guy wrote: The DCM had a one per lifetime limit, if the CMP had followed this tradition they'd still be selling M1 Rifles in the 22nd century.
How would you expect me to be able to do this a few times over if that was the case? No joke, I started buying extras when I saw you could do this.

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Re: CMP might be running low on Garands

Post by P5 guy » Tue May 17, 2016 6:58 am

I remember about 12 years ago there was a private seller at the Lakeland collector's show that had been buying the Greek RGs ($295 + shipping) up. Ten rifle limit and all his buddies were given funding to buy their limit too. He must have had forty rifles all on racks at three times the price.

Many folks at that time were complaining on the CMP forum about the 'resellers' that were violating the CMP's no resale for profit.
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Re: CMP might be running low on Garands

Post by fish » Wed May 18, 2016 8:17 pm

Hi,
CMP is great!
I hope they can keep up with supply & demand, but the resources are not infinite.
Over the last 20+ years of CMP collecting, I have been fortunate to be able to obtain a Springfield Armory Garand, RIA 03, Remington 03-A3, Inland M1 carbine.
Sure would like to have been able to get a 1911, like my father-in-law did many, many decades ago.
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Re: CMP might be running low on Garands

Post by 10MMGary » Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:40 pm

My lovely wife ordered my CMP M1 Garand "service grade" back in Jan for my late March birthday gift. She was told it might take 6-7 months, it arrived last week, and I could not be happier(Springfield Armory receiver btw). FWIW according to the CMP "service grade" is good to very good condition and I feel mine is in "very good" condition.
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