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Picked out 3 M1's at Camp Perry

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Just got back from Camp Perry. The CMP Store had Rack and Field grade M1's. I managed to find 3 rifles with #2 on the muzzle wear gauge and 4 on the Throat gauge. All the rifles checked OK for head space. The problem on the muzzle wear is obviously cleaning rod damage as most of the barrels measured 5 and under in throat wear. Some of the rifles ate the muzzle guage and had side to side slop in the bore.

The rifle I picked was a 1954 Springfield with original barrel and properly marked stock. The bolt is an HRA as well as the trigger group. The sights work perfectly. I am satisfied with the purchase of a Field grade M1 for $495.00.

I will have to repair the lower handguard and refinish the upper handguard. The parkerizing is VG+ except for the gas cylinder and it is white. The trigger is about 4-5 pounds and crisp.

Can't wait to test it for accuracy and function.

Doug Bowser
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BTW: Did you shoot in the matches?[/quote]

I was there as a coach for our Junior Air Pistol Team.

sidroski said:
Doug, you are the resident firearm expert. What all do you look at in picking out an M1? I going to get out to Gadison when ever we can get up a road trip. Captain's going with us to advise, even if he don't know it yet.
raise the rear sight and press down on the aperture. It should not go down. Squeeze the forearm and handguard together and see if there is any spring to it. If there is spring to it, the rifle is usually more accurate than a rifle that is what they call FLAT. Borrow the muzzle and throat gauges from the gunsmith at the CMP store and reject any rifle that is more than a 2 at the muzzle and a 6 in the throat.

Grab the upper forearm with one hand and the pistol grip of the buttstock with the other, pull the stock and forearm apart from each other, there should be no forward or backward slop in the stock.

Do you have the credentials to go to Anniston to the CMP store. If not email me at [email protected]

Another tip about the trip to Anniston's CMP Store. Have them ship the rifle. Shipping is 1/2 the cost of State Tax.

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