Announcement

Collapse

St Mary’s Children’s Hospital Fund Raiser

Don’t miss out! ——> Link
See more
See less

You Can Own John Garand's Very Own M1 Garand Rifle

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    You Can Own John Garand's Very Own M1 Garand Rifle

    You Can Now Own John Garand’s Very Own M1 Garand Rifle
    By Jared Keller
    on August 7, 2018


    Why own a vintage M1 Garand when you can own the vintage M1 Garand? The .30 caliber M1 Garand semi-automatic rifle belonging to John Grand himself — the brilliant Canadian-American gunsmith whose work at the U.S. Army’s Springfield Armory yielded the legendary service rifle of American troops during World War II — will officially go up for auction in September through Rock Island Auction Company, Guns.com reports.

    The rifle is listed with a whopping estimated price of between $225,000 and $375,000, but it’s catnip for the firearms collector who wants to hold a piece of history. According to the listing, Garand was presented with a rifle from the Army’s arsenal, manufactured in 1942 with the serial number 1,000,000, at his 1953 retirement in recognition for his impact on the course of the U.S. armed forces.

    According to Guns.com, the rifle remained in the possession of the Garand estate until 2003, when it was purchased by then-NRA President Allen Cors. Now up for auction, Rock Island bills the rifle as “absolutely the apex of any advanced M1 Garand rifle collection or any high-end martial arms collection.” Here’s the official description:
    Exceptional, as presented, with 99% of the arsenal presentation grade blue/black type finish on all the metal surfaces. The stock and handguard are also like-new with beautiful, full-figured, tiger-striped walnut showing no handling marks anywhere. The original presentation case is also in excellent condition. Mechanically excellent.
    One interesting tidbit worth mentioning: Garand accepted zero royalty payments from the U.S. government, and the Rock Island listing includes a letter from one Montana resident offering to contribute to the “share of what is due…for his invention of the M1” in the form of an (uncashed) check for $1.
    Twenty years after his retirement, the U.S. Congress introduced a bill to award Garand a hefty $100,000 in recognition of his contribution to modern warfare. The bill failed.




    #2
    Truly incredible.
    Steve

    Comment


      #3
      Beautiful rifle

      Comment


        #4
        John Garand's M1 Garand? He only had one?

        What a n00b.
        No one ever wished they didn't have a gun.

        Regards,
        Chris

        Comment


          #5
          Where can I get wood like that?
          "The devil doesn't come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything you've ever wished for.”
          Tucker Max

          Infirmitate Invitat Violentiam
          Finicky Fat Guy

          Comment


            #6
            Originally posted by Finicky Fat Guy View Post
            Where can I get wood like that?
            😳

            Comment


              #7
              i'll have to check my petty cash box

              Comment


                #8
                Rudo?
                NRA Life member

                Comment


                  #9
                  Originally posted by Sig View Post
                  Rudo?
                  That was my thought.

                  Comment


                    #10
                    Originally posted by Finicky Fat Guy View Post
                    Where can I get wood like that?
                    If looking down does the trick for you, do that. If it matches, you probably have a serious skin condition.

                    Comment


                      #11
                      Originally posted by Finicky Fat Guy View Post
                      Where can I get wood like that?
                      I got mine from the CMP.

                      John Valuk is dead. He fell on his head.

                      Comment


                        #12
                        Originally posted by Sig View Post
                        Rudo?
                        nah dank so i can get it shortly after
                        i have three so one more would be nicce

                        Comment


                          #13
                          Originally posted by Sig View Post
                          Rudo?
                          ohh hell yeah.
                          High quality building supplies since 1948! Friendly FFL transfers of long guns, receivers, and ammunition. Feel free to call us at 516 741 4466

                          Comment


                            #14
                            Originally posted by cas View Post

                            I got mine from the CMP.

                            Hmm, maybe I just have to oil the stock I have?
                            "The devil doesn't come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything you've ever wished for.”
                            Tucker Max

                            Infirmitate Invitat Violentiam
                            Finicky Fat Guy

                            Comment


                              #15
                              Okay, show of hands, you only need one...who got a little wood when they saw that walnut? (Cue in Barry White)

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X