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    International Harvester M1 Garand

    Trying to get some information on IH garands or garands in general. I have very little knowledge on these rifles. Seems that there is a ton of of different things needed to value a garand, matching #'s, ET, condition, rebuilt, rebuilt by who. I know where there is an International Harvester M1 Garand with bayonette, sling, clips, suppose to have all matching #'s and in good condition. I wish I had photos but I don't. He is wanting to sale it, I have not seen it. He is asking 1000$ for it. Is this something that I should follow up on?

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    Sorry posted this in wrong section, should have been in long gun general section. I'm new at this, can a moderator move this to the correct section? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by slipnotz View Post
    Trying to get some information on IH garands or garands in general. I have very little knowledge on these rifles. Seems that there is a ton of of different things needed to value a garand, matching #'s, ET, condition, rebuilt, rebuilt by who. I know where there is an International Harvester M1 Garand with bayonette, sling, clips, suppose to have all matching #'s and in good condition. I wish I had photos but I don't. He is wanting to sale it, I have not seen it. He is asking 1000$ for it. Is this something that I should follow up on?


    There are some very good reference books by Scott Duff on the M1's

    I just purchased a IHC M1 and it is one of the first 21,000 made.

    Feel free to PM me and I can help you with numbers.

    For 1000.00 if you do not buy I will!

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    Thats a good Price, I would jump on it, Lots of different things to know about the Tractor rifle, I had alot of info on what to look for but can't find it right now. Some are worth over 4000.00. The cool thing is that these were made right here in IN.
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    cmp forum is your friend on all that is M1 disease.

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    I have a Springfield M1 and love it but I wish I had an IH M1! Man!
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    If the Stamping that says "International Harvester" is in a triangle shape, buy it and run away before he changes his mind. A complete IH "arrow head" model is highly prized by Garand collectors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racersden View Post
    There are some very good reference books by Scott Duff on the M1's

    I just purchased a IHC M1 and it is one of the first 21,000 made.

    Feel free to PM me and I can help you with numbers.

    For 1000.00 if you do not buy I will!

    Glen
    As mentioned above. I as well would suggest getting Scott Duffs book/s (he has published MANY on the Garand). The one that would do you the most good (as you are looking at a IHC Garand) is titled "The M1 Garand: POST WORLD WAR II. It goes into great detail on the IHC Garand and other Post WWII Garands as well. It was my Garand bible while I searched for my correct IHC. Just know that because the receiver says IHC does not always mean the whole rifle is IHC. Some less learned people may boast it as ALL matching IHC, but as Duffs book will bring to light there are alot of things to look for. I would agree with what someone else posted. If it is an all correct IHC for $1000.00... buy it and RUN, do not walk away, but run before they realize what they have. I say this because usually all correct IHC's sell for $1800-$2500 depending on rarity of certain markings on them. Just some FYI. The IHC Garand was made in Evansville, Indiana. Anyway best of luck hope you have found the "golden egg".

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    PM me. I have the Scott Duff book here that can help you make the right call. You will be looking at this and other areas :
    Serial #
    Receiver drawing and heat lot #
    bolt #
    barrel side markings - most likely an LMR barrel, but a few were said to carry Springfield barrels
    Op Rod #
    Trigger group #s -
    Stock - should be Overton and have OR and 4 numbers inside stock channel
    Gas screw
    rear sight windage
    front sight - wide
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