M1 Garand Questions

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  1. J.R Priddy

    J.R Priddy Happy to be here

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    Ok, so I picked up a Springfield Garand reciever and bolt and trigger date 1942 it has a LMR barrel from Jan 53. Does the LMR barrel affect value neg or pos what would be a fair price?
     
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    Generally, absent something spectacular, values can range from $350-$3500, depending on alot of factors. Most run from $750-$1000. The LMR barrel may add some value, provided it is still in good shape. As for a more specific value, is the rifle from CMP or is it an import? What is the overall condition? What are the throat and muzzle erosion readings? Does it have any rare or desireable parts? Also, pictures will hel a LOT.
     
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    where are you at in NC? Some that are well verse in garands can lay eyes on it can better help you out.
     
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    I'm around Greensboro area. The bore is strong with no pits imo the rifle is in pretty good shape. No rust or pits in any of the metal and stock is not beat up. Sorry for the crappy phone pics all I have right now
     

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    Springfield made M1 parts until just about the end..... You`ll need to list the drawing numbers off the parts to see if they`re replacement parts or "correct" to the time of mfg decreed by the serial number.
     
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    I looked the parts that I listed up everything was 1942 except the barrel it was Jan 1953
     
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    Sight components align with was was used on it as it came from factory? Op rod should be marked as well. Gas lock cylinder and screw? Stock is a big one, as correct stock with a good cartouche is desirable.

    Some people really get into it, and fully matching will have more value depending on purchaser. Cmp gun with paper work will too (you can send them the serial and theyll do a look up for 25 bucks, but that might add value so consider it).

    Most guns have non matching barrel, so I wouldnt worry about that so much, most were re-arsenaled post war either by us, or other armories (lend lease guns).

    Generally speaking I would expect to pay 900 to 1400 for a Garand nowadays depending on what it is, condition, rarity, components, etc. E.g. winnies are usually on the higher end of that scale, as are clean examples of other makers. Beat up field grades on the lower end and under.

    Either way, what you have is an awesome piece of history of which no more are being made, and so make sure you enjoy her, and also use proper ammo to keep her happy.
     
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    LMR barrels were primarily used in HRA and IHC guns, but they were used in Springfield rifles as well... especially during the rebuild program in the 60's.

    LMR barrels are regarded as being good quality and make good shooters.
     
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    What he said. An LMR barrel would be a later replacement on your gun. They did, however, make excellent barrels and they are regarded as excellent for shooters.
     
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