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    Historical providence of this M1 Garand

    Good afternoon all

    I've come into possession of a near MINT condition M1icon Garand, serial number 5911687, that is just spectacular. It came along with several other rifles from the estate of a friend who passed away.



    I'm not going to shoot the rifle, and I do not collect WW2 weapons or memorabilia. How can I determine the value of this rifle such that I can disposition it appropriately? Anyone care to help?

    Many thanks in advance!!

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    PM sent. Generally rifles in that serial range are in good condition as it is near the end of production in either 55 or 56 and were not used in ww2 or Korea, I can look in my book to verify date of manufacture. Value will depend on a lot of factors such as stock, barrel date, overall condition etc. Most garand collectors want a WW2 era rifle so those command higher prices generally as well as Winchesters (only ww2) and International Harvesters because not a ton of them were available for awhile and people want their tractor rifle. That being said, a garand is a desirable rifle for many people just as a garand. I can help you figure out if its possibly correct. Correct rifles will command higher prices generally. Correct means parts correct for when it was manufactured and not neccesarily original as most garands were rebuilt at some point. That's the most basic short version. Also, does it have import marks?




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    not hear enough information. It may be a rifle that was used very little or a mixmaster garand that was used and refinished that looks new

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orlando View Post
    a mixmaster garand that was used and refinished that looks new
    Look how much the receiver tail overhangs the wood at that point...more pics for sure but I'd say it's been altered.
    Regards, Jim

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    Just for purity's sake, it should be "provenance," the record of ownership of a work of art or an antique, used as a guide to authenticity or quality.
    Last edited by bob seijas; 09-01-2019 at 02:13 PM.
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    I think he's gone anyway...like most of the time.
    Regards, Jim

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    2010 &earlier

    CMPicon had tons of those[near new actions in beater stocks] around 2010,got a few myself.the price was around $450.00.little bit of steam and BLOicon made those nasty stocks clean right up.
    sold as field grades,mix of parts,but mostly new.ended up with a couple that were correct 5.8 mil. and zero wear on the parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    I think he's gone anyway...
    Jim, it's interesting how some people demand you provide them with information that you may well have spent years researching and collecting yourself, without so much as a "thank you" or their own effort to start the learning journey.

    And we're in the "information" age... Pity we haven't progressed to the "knowledge" age.

    And good point, Bob, your words are accurate and helpful to others. There's that gap between information and knowledge. Separated by the chasm of effort...

    Oh well, the conversation has helped more than one person, so that has to be a good exercise.
    Trying to save Service history, one rifle at a time...

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    And I had forgotten this thread... "Join Date Aug 2019 Last On 08-27-2019 @ 12:09 PM"

    Joined just to ask and then maybe didn't even see the PM to him.
    Regards, Jim

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    You need to post more pictures. Condition is everything.
    That one was made in 1955. As mentioned, it probably wasn't carried a lot. Probably never issued.
    White outlining the stamps is a peace time NCO quirk. It did not come out of the factory like that.
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