M1 Garand, how much are they worth?

01-04-2008, 02:20 PM
To me the value of them is much more volatile than say other weapons due to the nature of the beast.

You can get some war torn relic that hasn't be rearsenaled that might be worth a lot due to the originality of it and on the other hand, you have some really pretty models out there that aren't obviously rearsenaled.

Anyway, my local gun store has a beautiful Garand in stock. It has a 7 digit serial on the receiver and i supposed to have a National Match barrel. Looks like a new stock as well.

I'm not looking for a perfect war relic, I'm just looking for a nice restored Garand as a shooter. I love the way this one looks. Looks almost new. New sling as well. I'm assuming reparked receiver, etc.

He is asking 900 for it, is that worth it or should I look elsewhere? I really wasn't in the market for a Garand but I saw it sitting there and it called out to me.

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01-04-2008, 02:29 PM
That sounds about right for a redone one. For an excellent condition CMP Garand they're going for $1400 and very good to excellent at $950. Atlantic Arms has redone ones for around $900, (I haven't checked their site in a while).

If you like it, want it and would be happy with it does the price seem right?

01-04-2008, 02:39 PM
Thats the thing, I really wasn't looking for one and haven't been jonesing for one BUT I saw it an its been tempting me.

01-04-2008, 03:06 PM
Accept your fate. I will have a Garand soon myself. The price is average for a nice Garand. Less money buys you less. CMP will sell you one for $500.+ and then you'll have to go through it and possibly spend time and money to get it the way you'd like it.

Old Soldier
01-04-2008, 03:15 PM

- .30-06 cal., semi-auto, 8 shot en bloc clip fed, gas operated, adj. aperture sight, wooden stock. Made 1937-57 by Springfield, Winchester, H&R, and International Harvester.

100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
$1,250 $1,050 $900 $800 $700 $600 $500

Add 200% for pre-WWII Winchester or Springfield mfg.
Add 100% for WWII date (serialization starts at approx. 400,000).
Subtract 50% if rewelded or 20% if mismatched.

M1-C or M1-D Garand Sniper

- with scope and mounts (beware of fakes and rewelds with boxes and papers).

100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
M1-D $3,800 $3,400 $2,800 $2,200 $1,725 $1,350 $1,150
M1-C N/A N/A $3,650 $3,250 $2,850 $2,500 $2,150

If verified original, asking prices may be considerably higher than values listed above. Top prices require original DCM shipping box, paperwork, and all listed accessories.


- target version of the Garand, using National Match barrel and sights, glass bedding, etc. Must have serialized N.M. paperwork for prices listed below.

100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
$2,500 $2,000 $1,500 $1,250 $950 $750 $525

Old Soldier
01-04-2008, 03:19 PM
Also check here http://www.odcmp.com/Services/Rifles/sales.htm

01-04-2008, 03:36 PM
Thanks for the info. Now how do I figure out what exactly do I have (re-welded, natinoal match, etc) if there isn't any paper work?

Old Soldier
01-04-2008, 03:40 PM
bobotech, go to this link http://www.odcmp.com/Services/Rifles/sales.htm
It is to the CMP sales page, you will get a better deal from them than you will else where.

01-04-2008, 03:45 PM

This link also has some really good information. It's older, but a lot of it still applies.

Another one for you: http://www.m1-garand.com/InformationPage.htm

01-04-2008, 04:46 PM
Your question is akin to "what is life?" Volumes have been written on both and I think the Garand is catching up fast.:)

You'll not find many Garands in original condition or MI Carbines either as all military weapons get rebuilt on a regular schedule for upgrades and wear if needed or not. Think IRS changes as an example on your taxes, might not need it but we got to do something to earn our pay.:)

My SA Garand is in very nice condition and has some other parts like an International Harvester bolt but still with most of the original SA parts.
I swallowed hard and paid $600.00 for it a couple years ago knowing I could have bought many years back at $100.00 or so.
I'd find the money now to buy ten at $600.00 per.
I also have a most excellent IBM MI Carbine with extras I paid high dollar of $800.00 a year ago, tax included. I had the money in my wallet that day and my dealer had taken it in trade and hour earlier. We dickered on price and maybe he won that day but I'd expect it to fetch at least that today.

Lucky Joe
01-04-2008, 07:57 PM
This Garand has had 15 rounds fired through it. I was selling some firearms a number of years ago and had a military collector at my home, I brought out the Garand at his request and he told me "This is the finest specimen I have ever seen outside of a museum". Kinda neat to hear.

01-05-2008, 09:39 PM
$900 sounds about right for the gun your describing. I got mine at a gun show a couple of years back for $600. Its a 1944 action that was rebuilt in 1953 for Keorea. Shoots better then I do. Once you get one your hooked for life. :)

01-07-2008, 10:43 PM
You can buy a rack grade for about 500 from CMP.They start at 500 and go up to 950 market buying.You can also bid for the M1 competition they start at$1000.00 CMP is probably your best bet.You can trust them
Paul M

01-07-2008, 11:22 PM

01-08-2008, 12:16 AM
BUT, you have to be a member and compete. :(

01-08-2008, 12:22 AM
Unless you are active duty military, a vet, a peace officer or hold an FFL.

01-08-2008, 11:36 AM
No you don't

01-08-2008, 11:39 AM
To begin, look here.


01-08-2008, 11:42 AM
I Emailed CMP and at first this Flunky gave me this garbage about being a member of a gun club.I'm retired Army(27 yrs) with 3 combat tours under my belt I wrote a letter and threatened to bring old lady Clinton into the picture I'm from NY she's my Senator.They caved in like a ton of bricks.I got an apology from their CEO and told that I could order any rifle that I wanted. Good Luck Paul M

01-08-2008, 11:49 AM
Do I need to participate in another qualifying match?

Your application must include proof of firearms activity unless you are in one the following categories:

Active duty military, Reserves and Retirees Submit a copy of your military ID card.
Veterans Submit a copy of your DD214 (discharge papers showing honorable discharge.
Age 60 or older Submit proof of age.
Handicapped or disabled and cannot participate in a qualifying match - submit a physicians report with application.

01-08-2008, 01:55 PM
If you have been in the Armed Forces,you have proof that you have marksmanship experience.If not join your local rifle and pistol club and participate in one of their programs.Get them to give you a letter of participation to give to the CMP.Personally I cannot understand what all this hoopla is anyway.Oh my my my got to own an M1 Why?There are any number of rifles that will out shoot it The Lee Enfield,The K98 Mauser, and most assuredly the AK 47,but everyone hates the AK47.Not because it was used against our soldiers in Vietnam,Saudi, and Iraq,but because it was used in street crime in this country.When the assault weapons ban goes into effect the AK47 will become one of the most expensive rifles on the market.Myself I do not own it.That weapon does not fit in with what I collect.But CMP is really your best bet as far as buying an M1 Garand..
However You can go on Gun Brokers,and make your own deal with the seller.There is also your local gun retailers.Other than CMP they are probably your best alternative as far as buying the M1.
Good Luck to all and good collecting.If I can be of further assistance let me know Paul M

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