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M1 Garand
M1 Garand AFPG National Match SA 3530228
Listing # 3785
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $3,702.00
Starting bid: $1.00
# of bids: 53
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Alabama, United States
Started: 12/12/2016
Ended: 12/24/2016
Seller: cmp7
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This rifle is an Air Force Performance Grade National Match M1 Garand rifle SA 3530228.

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: 1

Throat Gauge: 1

Barrel: SA 11686514 3 66 MD61 7.62 MM

The bore of this rifle is in good condition with little to no rust and/or pitting; it doesn't appear to be in the white.

Receiver: P/N D 28291 35 B40A

Bolt: D28297-19SA A-8

Op-Rod: 7790722-SA

Trigger Housing: D28290-14-SA

Hammer: C46008-3 SA

Safety: SA-11

Markings: Engraved 7.62 on bolt; Stamped on bayonet lug; Stamped "9 73" and "0228" on and "JJH" in channel of stock; Stamped "12" on follower; Cast marking on trigger.

Other Information: National Match 595 hooded rear sights; National Match 062 front sights; National Match op-rod; Large, single-bevelled follower arm; Cut op-rod; Flat lower band with hollow pin.

The wood of this rifle doesn't appear to be GI and is heavily lacquered; it has some dings, scratches, and scrapes.

Sold as is.

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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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