CMP H&R M1 Garand Service Grade + 30-06
Tired of watching the CMP Auctions and the incredible prices they bring? Not wanting to take a chance on what they might ship? Here is your chance to get a CMP Garand at a reasonable price. From an old collection comes this H&R Made M1 Garand. This garand is from an older batch of CMP offerings and as such does not exactly match the current grade offering specs seen on the CMP websight. This rifle grades out to a current CMP "Service Grade", but a bit better!
CMP Service Grade Description - "Service Grade Rifles show less wear and better appearance than Field or Rack Grades. Good to very good condition. Rifle wear will be exhibited by worn and mixed colors of the parkerized finish. May have pitting on the metal parts. Wood will be either Walnut, Birch, Beech or other variety and will be basically sound but may have minor hairline cracks, dings, scratches and gouges. Wood may not match in color or type of wood. Wood may be of new production but may be used and show signs of wear on Service Grade Garands. Bores will be generally good with only minor imperfections. The barrel crown may be nicked, but the muzzle will gauge "3 or less" and the throat erosion will gauge less than 5.
The barrel and the other parts may have been produced by other manufacturers."
This example is a mixture of manufacturer's parts with an H&R Receiver and Barrel dated 1952. Better yet, the bore is WONDERFUL and gauges "1.75" at the muzzle and a "1" at the throat. Far better than the extreme limits allowed by the CMP for a service grade. As noted in the CMP desription they may come with new manufactured stocks, and this one has a new Boyd's replacement stock. While the CMP service grade specs notes that they may have pitting on the metal, this example does not. It has a nice even finish, and matching colored stock set.
A really nice shooter garand for those who want a clean example and great condition without spending a fortune for an all correct, collector grade example.