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|Current price :||$2,602.00|
|# of bids:||48|
|Closes:||Auction is closed|
|Location:||Alabama, United States|
|Ended:||3/25/2017 12:00:01 AM|
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This is an Air Force Performance Grade National Match M1 Garand rifle "Postage Stamp" IHC 4535566.
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).
Muzzle Gauge: 1
Throat Gauge: Not Available
Barrel: 7.62 MM SA 11010457 SPL 10 65 MD 50; The bore of this rifle is in fair condition with some to little rust and/or pitting; It is in the white; It has a good crown.
Bolt: D28287-17SA B4C
Trigger Housing: 6528290IHC
Hammer: 5546008 HR AC
Markings: Engraved "5566" and "6996" on bolt and "6865" on trigger housing; Stamped "13" on follower; Stamped "5566" on top of stock.
Other Information: Cut NM op-rod; Large single-beveled follower arm; Flat lower band with hollow pin; The bolt of this rifle gets sightly hung when trying to close, but this can probably be fixed by a thorough cleaning.
The metal of this rifle has moderate rust and pitting in many spots.
The wood of this rifle is heavily lacquered with some dings, scratches, scrapes, and/or gouges, especially one medium-sized ding toward the heel.
Sold as is.
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