Special Rack Grade Garands

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  1. East of Here

    East of Here Positively Capital

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    CMP is currently offering rack grade specials that are built on newly reparkerized, pitted receivers. They come with a brand new production Criterion barrel and new, unfinished walnut furniture. Springfield and HRA are $650 and Winchesters are $700.

    I wanted a pure shooter for a practice rifle to save the wear and tear on my HRA match rifle, so I bought one. They originally sent me a Springfield with a very faintly remaining heel stamp, but the rear sight ear on the receiver was screwed up. I had them exchange it for one of the Winchesters instead. It came today and I am pleased with it. It has a noticeably lead-dipped heel and a mostly IHC trigger group. The trigger pull is smooth and breaks just under 5 pounds. It should be a good shooter. For anybody looking for a shooter grade Garand, I think these are a decent buy.

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    Need to get off the pot and order another since I'm currently without a M1.

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    If you don't care about collectability and just want a good "daily driver", it is hard to beat the rack grade specials, IMHO. Not only do you get a brand new barrel, you also get brand new walnut furniture that you can stain and refinish however you like without destroying any history.