Cutter, check here: http://www.odcmp.com/Services/Rifles/m1garand.htmDoes anyone know of a company that makes clones of the M1? I can't afford the real thing in any kind of shape even if I could find one. Maybe I could get a clone. If not, it would be a good idea.
I'll list some of the Importers: Century Arms (CAI Code) These rifles came from from Italy ,Northern Africa, and China. Conditions run the gamut,but they were not freshly refinished just before or after entry,the lots were not very big,and barrels are sound. Blue Sky Productions ( Blue Sky code) These Rifles came from South Korea. Most barrels were not good; some even showed evidence of having been polished before refinish. Virtually all were refinished before resale. Federal ordnance Inc. (Federal Ord code) These Rifles came from the Phillipines. many M1's from the phillipines are pitted in non critical areas due to the humid climate,and virtually all were oxide-refinished before state side resale.The importer applied markings on the front receiver strut rather then on the barrel. Most barrels are better than those of "Blue Sky" rifles. Sherwood/Samco Importers (several Codes) These rifles were brought in from Israel by Sherwood and Samco. The Israelis purchased Garands from the USA and from Europe,these rifles have many odd parts but are very high quality. Many were M1D's, some M1C's. Arlington Ordnance (Arl Ord) These rifles primarily come from Korea. Arlington ord. quality controlled these rifles as far as fit and safety and not to interfere with old refinishes or original finish.( Whereas most of the Blue Sky rifles were refinished pro forma. Springfield Sporters (SPR SP code) Most of the rifles come from Colombia S.A.. and may include some Barettas.Mix bag with these imports.Cutter, check here: http://www.odcmp.com/Services/Rifles/m1garand.htm
At $495 for a field grade Springfield and $595 for other makers, they are good, servicable US made military rifles. They are as cheap or actually much cheaper than any clones (beware of Springfield clones) and will shoot as good or better. The CMP rifles are non-import marked; we have two of them and they are excellent. I personally would go with the Service grade unless I planned to re-barrel to .308.
Im afraid you pay more for one of the new Springfield Armory M1's then an original. If your still interested in the "Springfield Armory Clone" in about two weeks im going to post some pics of a Springfield Clone that will be 4 Sale... $1000.00Does anyone know of a company that makes clones of the M1? I can't afford the real thing in any kind of shape even if I could find one. Maybe I could get a clone. If not, it would be a good idea.