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I am a member of the Magnolia RPC and that covers my membership to a club my question is do I still have to shoot in the Marksmanship shooting? I do have my Hunting liscense which is on the list for requirements.

Also can you go to the CMP store in Alabama and buy the rifle there or do you have to order it through the mail?
 

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never mind I just called them and figured it out. Anyone want to drive to Alabama in a month or so? Think I might have to go get dad a late Fathers day gift.
 

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Would love to go to the South Store -- let me know!!
 

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I don't think a hunting liscense qualifies you....unless you are over 60.....Better check again...Long trip to Anniston AL for nothing...Man would I love to go.

Marksmanship or other Firearms Related Activity:
You must provide proof of participation in a marksmanship related activity or otherwise show familiarity with the safe handling of firearms and range procedures. Your marksmanship related activity does not have to be with highpower rifles; it can be with smallbore rifles, pistols, air guns or shotguns. Proof of marksmanship participation can be provided by documenting any of the following:

- Current or past military service.
- Current or past law enforcement service
- Participation in a rifle, pistol, air gun or shotgun competition (provide copy of results bulletin).
- Completion of a marksmanship clinic that included live fire training (provide a copy of the certificate of completion or a statement from the instructor).
- Distinguished, Instructor, or Coach status.
- Concealed Carry License.
- Firearms Owner Identification Cards that included live fire training.
- FFL or C&R license.
- Completion of a Hunter Safety Course that included live fire training.
- Certification from range or club official or law enforcement officer witnessing shooting activity. A form for use in completing and certifying your range firing can be downloaded from the CMP web site at http://www.odcmp.com/forms/marksmanship.pdf

No proof of marksmanship required if over age 60. proof of club membership and citizenship required for all ages.
NOTE: Proof of marksmanship activity is not required for purchase of ammunition, parts, publications or memorabilia.
 

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msredneck said:
I don't think a hunting license qualifies you....unless you are over 60.....Better check again...Long trip to Anniston AL for nothing...Man would I love to go.

Marksmanship or other Firearms Related Activity:
You must provide proof of participation in a marksmanship related activity or otherwise show familiarity with the safe handling of firearms and range procedures. Your marksmanship related activity does not have to be with highpower rifles; it can be with smallbore rifles, pistols, air guns or shotguns. Proof of marksmanship participation can be provided by documenting any of the following:

- Completion of a Hunter Safety Course that included live fire training.
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I meant I had my Hunters Safety card and you have to have that to get your huntin license and I called the South store and confirmed that I have all the right requirements covered. So hopefully in a month or so I can get over there If I do decide to go I will post on here and get a caravan up and make it on a Saturday with a few of us
 

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I am in!!
 

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A trip to Anniston, some good advice

msredneck said:
Sounds like a group of us MS boys need to go "raid the candy store" in Anninston, AL

R O A D T R I P!! :lol3:
I went there in May 2007 and bought a near new 1903-a3 Remmy. I went back in 2008 and bought a VG_EXC Service Grade M1 Springfield mfg 7/55. It is all correct and the throat is a 2 and the muzzle a 1.

A tip, go there on Thursday morning at opening time. My friends in the CMP told me they put rifles out on Wednsday evening. They won't be picked over by opening time on Thursday. Alsop, don't waste your time on anything lower than a Service Grade. I found issues with every M1 that was called rack grade.

I have worked as a range officer for the CMP at their National Junior Matches since 2001. I have a lot of friends there.

I bought my rifle on a Thursday Morning.

When buying an M1 Rifle:

1. Check the sights: raise the rear sight to the top and press down on the aperture. If it falls the elevation knob has to be replaced ($40). It is possible to turn the windage knob screw inward and catch another notch on the spring tension but often that will lock the windage knob so it cannot be turned without backing the screw out one turn.

2. Squeeze the barrel group together with the forearm of the stock at the lower stock swivel). If it springs back, it will usually be more accurate than if it is flat and does not spring back. That allows the barrel to return to the same position after each shot is fired.

3. Have the CMP armorer check the throat and muzzle with the guages. Don't look for cosmetics, look for minimal barrel wear. Cosmetics can be fixed easily a new barrel is $300.

If you want to save a few bucks, have the rifle sent home by FEDEX. They charge $22.95. Alabama State Tax is 9%. I had both rifles sent home by FEDEX to my house.

I have been shooting M1 rifles since the late 50's and on one rifle I shot 2 new barrels until they were worn out (10,000 rounds each). It is a great rifle if you can find the right configuration.

Be sure you bring your Birth Certificate. They made me have mine on file.

Doug Bowser
 

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Doug - some very good points!!
 
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