m1 garand price - Shooters Forum
» Advanced

Go Back   Shooters Forum > Rifle and Rifle Cartridges > Ex-Military Rifles & Cartridges
Register FAQ Members List Donate Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-18-2009, 07:17 AM
DRT DRT is offline
Beartooth Regular
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 32
m1 garand price

Registered Users do not see the above ad.

I saw two m1 garands for sale. Used for $600-$650. stocks were in good shape (used but not abused). would this be a good deal?
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2009, 11:21 AM
Beartooth Regular
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 556

M1 Garands can sell for about the prices quoted or maybe a bit more. Who made the rifles, are they original and what is the condition of the bore? Take care...
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2009, 10:19 PM
Darkker's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Mesa, Washington
Posts: 3,503
My brother and I have found this out between Ida-HO and the communist republic of Washington; but it depends on where you live.
Here in Wa. That is a steel. You can get them from the Gov surplus folks, but no one over here is part of the program anymore. So the average rate for them is in the 8-1,000. In which case you buy new.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2009, 04:37 PM
metrotps's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mountlake Terrace, Wa.
Posts: 161
Big 5 has them for $799 in their Seattle Sunday Times ad.
Our Government "If we didn't have mis-management, we wouldn't have any management at all"
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2009, 05:34 PM
mattsbox99's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Havre, Montana
Posts: 6,283
Depending on the grade, the Civilian Marksmanship Program sells them for $495-$2495. I have a few of them and they are basically rebuilt guns that are fully checked out by the top Garand guys in the country. The requirements and waiting period (120 days right now) drive most people away, but if you are willing to wait it is the way to go.
Buy American, it may be your own job you are saving.
UTU, TY&E Service, BNSF
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 03:51 PM
Beartooth Regular
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 104
What a Garand is worth is largely dependent on what you want to do with it. Collectors want certain things. Competitors in Garand matches want other things.

Springfield Armory and the other makers were revising the design slighly on a regular basis right up to the end of production, and collectors know what revision number is correct for a particular part on a receiver with a certain Serial Number. Rifles with all the 'right' revision numbers marked on their parts are known as "Correct," which commands a higher price. Correct and Original gets a much higher price. Some makers are very hard to find, and are in great demand, such as International Harvester.
Some makers are just in a lot of demand, such as Winchester.
Some makers made their M1's early, and most of their examples have been rebuilt multiple times, so a pristine all-original example is particularly valuable, such as Winchester.
Some makers made all of theirs late, so their examples are more likely to be original, such as Harrington & Richardson.
Some variations were not made in quantity, or were mostly modified to the later patterns, such as National Match and "Gas Trap" rifles.
Various stampings in the wood were done at various times, especially original acceptance, rebuilds and inspection. Presence or absence means a lot to collectors.

Some examples have perfect replacement barrels, which adds a lot to functional value but little value to collectors.
A lot of M1 rifles were cleaned carelessly, and damage to muzzle rifling resulted. If a M2 cartridge gently placed bullet down into the muzzle goes in right up to the cartridge case, it is very unlikely to shoot well. If there is a bit over 1/4" of bullet showing, it's a good muzzle.
A tightly fitting stock, without oilsoak, is important to accuracy. Push your thumb against the side of the rear of the receiver, and if it moves, leave it. Unclamp the trigger guard and if it does not take a lot of pressure to reclamp, leave it.

Safe Queen owners
Some things, such as American 'Black Walnut' stocks are preferred by many over American Birch, and I don't know anyone who really likes Italian and Danish Beech, and prices reflect these realities. It is nice when each of the wood pieces match the others.

Some Web sites:
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2009, 02:15 PM
Ole1830's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Tempe, AZ
Posts: 767
I paid $700 from a local guy for my SA 1942 model about 3 months ago. I'm happy with the deal I got. My rifle shoots really well. I own almost 20 rifles and believe it or not, it's the first .30-06 i've owned.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:31 PM.

< Contact Us - Shooters Forum - Archive - Privacy Statement >


All Content & Design Copyright © 1999-2002 Beartooth Bullets, All Rights Reserved
Privacy Statement | Contact Webmaster
Website Design & Development By Exbabylon Internet Solutions
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1