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M1 Garand
M1 Garand AFPG National Match 5889049
Listing # 3693
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $4,357.00
Starting bid: $1.00
# of bids: 147
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Alabama, United States
Started: 9/19/2016
Ended: 10/1/2016 12:50:27 AM
Seller: cmp7
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This is an Air Force premium grade national match M1 Garand rifle SA 5889049.

Air Force Premium Grade NM M-1 Garand. These were built into match rifles by USAF armorers at the USAF Competitive Weapons Shop at Lackland AFB.  

Very few AFPG Garands made it into civilian hands, far fewer than Navy B's as it was common for the AF team member to "acquire" their rifles upon retirement and very few were sold to state shooting associations and clubs through the DCM. After the largest supporter of the competitive marksmanship in the USAF, Gen. Curtis LeMay, passed away the USAF NM rifle program died off. The USAF then turned most of the remaining AFPG M1s into drill rifles (welded and plugged barrels) or parade rifles (refinished for appearances). CMP has acquired a small quantity to sell on the auction site.  

Muzzle Gauge: 0

Throat Gauge: 1

The barrel is a rare RIA 7.62MM dated 1959.

The bore of this rifle is in fair condition with little rust; it is in the white.

Receiver: P/N F 6528291 T 6

Bolt: 6528287-SA Z01

Op-Rod: 7790722-SA

Trigger Housing: D28290-12-SA

Hammer: SA D5546008

Safety: SA 11

Markings: Stamped "NM 062" on front sight; Stamped "NM" on gas cylinder; Stamped "T" and "PAX" on gas cylinder screw; Stamped "NM" on op-rod; Stamped "R" on receiver; 7.62MM engraved on bolt; Stock is a GI stock with a few dings and scratches, as well as DOD and proof markings.

This rifle has a 595 hooded national match rear sight, a punch mark on the follower arm, a non-bevelled follower arm, and a thin clear coating over the stock; there is also some rust on the stock ferrule.

Sold as is (meaning what you see is what you get).

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Payment Details: Payment must be received in 30 days from auction closing date. If payment is not received within the allotted time, item is forfeited and subject to next highest bidder or re-listing. Checkout instructions will be emailed to auction winner at time of closing. CMP accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, personal checks, money orders and bank (cashier) checks. CMP does accept debit cards, but if using a debit card please provide the CVV2 # from the back of the debit card.
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