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1966 USMC All Correct Garande

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:51 pm
by Sprinkles
I have a buddy looking to sell what I believe he said was 1966, USMC all correct with cartouche Garande. $1500. Anyone interested let me know.

Re: 1966 USMC All Correct Garande

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:47 pm
by Cheech
Seems as if I am establishing a habit of commenting on firearms statements. The 1966 date just did not seem right to me, being an old match shooter and still having a Camp Perry vetted M-1 - here goes - the last NM (national match) M-1 was built (or rebuilt) in 1963, at which time it was replaced by the M-14. By 1959 the production of new M-1 rifles was phased out. There is a possibility that the receiver had a fresh barrel installed sometime after the original manufacture date (quite common, actually), but it is not likely that it would have a date later than 1963. The military match grade rifles were hand selected and assembled from previously produced recievers/rifles. Could a USMC armorer have rebuilt a Garand and stamped it possibly using a civilian made barrel? Sure.
At any rate, a nice Garand in good working order is certainly worth $1500 at this time!

sources;
U.S. Army Materiel Command, National Match Rifle brochure, 1964.
Springfield Armory annual reports, 1953-1964,

Curator
Springfield Armory National Historical Site
One Armory Square, Suite 2
Springfield, Mass. 01105-1299

Trust but verify.

Cheech

Re: 1966 USMC All Correct Garande

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:31 pm
by LT
Thanks Cheech. I had similar thoughts but the Garand not being a specialty of mine decided to forgo commenting. As you say though, a good price for this rifle regardless. Some day I intend to add an M-1 to my collection of M-14 style and various other historic military rifles, just not right now.