I had missed the cut on the past CMP releases of 6 mill serial number M1 Garands. They recently offered some, (at a fairly stiff price), so I gave it a shot.
Time passed and I assumed I had miss this cut too, but was notified about a week ago they had billed me and would be sending one. It arrived a couple
of days ago.
As there was not as many 6 mill serial number Garands made they are somewhat desirable addition for a collection. I did not have one before now.
The rifle is a Springfield, has Springfield bolt and original (1956) barrel, but appears some of the small parts are mixed, which is normal on Garands.
Condition is decent, but I have gotten better. I likely expected it be more pristine because of it being a late manufacture Garand. Still they did see
use and some could have been loaners that were sent back. CMP inspection date on this was 09/15, so it was sitting around for a while before they did
this release. Also this came from CMP North Store, which to me is unusual as CMP processed/grades these Garands down by their South Store
in Anniston, AL. Orders are processed at their South Store location and Garands are usually shipped from there. North Store just a retail operation,
plus CMP has a competition range up there.
BTW I did touch up the nicks, etc, on the stock before I took these pictures, so looks better than when I initially received it.