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Shameless plug H&R M1

mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
edited March 2017 in General Discussion
This is the first of several nice M1's which I will be offering up over the next few months:

http://www.GunBroker.com/item/706217117

This rifle has good looking USGI wood and an excellent condition barrel. I priced it to sell, so feel free to take a look at it.

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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    I've been buying M1s faster than I'm listing them for sale so I need to get one up tonight:
    http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=455909610
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    This is a good solid rifle which went through rebuilding at Benicia Arsenal and has an excellent condition barrel. This is not a fancy safe queen, but it should be a great shooter and since the CMP no longer offers a choice of manufacturers, you won't roll the dice not knowing what you'll receive.
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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    I just picked up a very clean H&R M1 and I really want to turn it so I have it up on a three day auction:
    http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=548059350

    This is a good solid rifle which would be a nice fit in anyone's gun safe, plus the opening bid is at the CMP issue price and you won't have to wait three-plus months to get one from the CMP.
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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    This one fell into my lap on Friday when the A/C gave out on the Chevy Tahoe belonging to a man who's wife wanted it fixed...and right now (it has been in the mid 90's here all week)!
    http://www.GunBroker.com/item/577693739

    This is a super clean Harrington and Richardson which was rebuilt at Springfield Armory in early 1965, probably for shipment to Vietnam. For whatever reason, this rifle escaped that fate and it looks as though it sat unissued in an arms room for the last fifty years. The wood looks great, the barrel is like new and the overall condition is excellent. This is the first H&R that I've been able to offer since March, so if you are looking for one I'd give it serious consideration.
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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    I picked this rifle up on Thursday from a neighbor who's daughter needs braces more than he needs an M1, or so his wife told him! It is not a bad looking rifle and is pretty typical of what the CMP has been shipping lately...If you want to wait around five months.
    http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=443123256

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    The rack number on the left rear of the stock looks to have been put on with some sort of heavy felt tip "Magic Marker" and could probably be removed with some sort of solvent. I never touch this stuff and leave it to the buyer to decide to keep it or to remove it. Birch stocks are what they are; buyers either love them or hate them, but all in all this is not a bad looking rifle and the barrel is in good shape.
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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    I purchased this in a private sale on Thursday, and I want to turn it ASAP:
    http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=453497750
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    H&Rs been backordered at the CMP have for the past five months and this is the first H&R I've been able to obtain in quite a while. There is no longer any choice of manufacturer at the CMP so this is a chance to guarantee an H&R without rolling the dice. This is a very nice looking rifle which shows very little wear, has a great barrel and a really good looking walnut stock set. If you've been waiting on an extremely nice M1, or if you specifically want an H&R, then this rifle bears consideration.
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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    My plans seem to be falling into place, which means that I have several M1 Rifles which I want to move out. The first to go is a good looking H&R which I purchased from a private party back in 2005 and has been gathering dust ever since:
    http://www.GunBroker.com/item/634361298
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    This is a solid rifle with a very good barrel and would serve well on the range or in the field.
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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    Back from vacation and might as well hit the ground running. I just listed a good looking H&R M1 which had a very nice barrel:
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    http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=439943331

    The CMP is no longer allowing buyers to specify manufacturers (it is luck of the draw between Springfield or Harrington and Richardson now), so if you want an H&R this is a good chance to get one.
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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    I picked this rifle up locally. It is not a safe queen by any stretch, but it is a solid rifle with a good barrel that would be right at home in the field:

    https://www.GunBroker.com/item/785557834
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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    I listed this rifle last night and it is a nice one:

    https://www.GunBroker.com/item/744750074

    This is one of my own rifles which I purchased, put into the safe and never did anything with it. USGI walnut stock sets with correct markings and in excellent condition was common back in those days, but are hard to find today. I'm sure you'll like this rifle.
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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    I just listed this M1 tonight and it is on a five day auction:

    https://www.GunBroker.com/item/768662829

    This is a good looking H&R from their first production run and these are not too common. The barrel is in excellent shape and the over all condition of the rifle is very good or better. This rifle is right out of my personal collection, so I assure you that it is a good one.
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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    I just listed this rifle tonight:

    https://www.GunBroker.com/item/770783979

    This is from H&Rs last production run and they are a bit hard to find. The wood is in very good shape, as is the barrel. This rifle is right out of my personal collection, so I assure you that it is a good one.
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    dreherdreher Member Posts: 8,836 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Mark, if I was interested in buying an M1, just as a shooter, it doesn't need any collector value, what kind of money would I be looking at?? The only thing I would be interested in would be reasonable accuracy (for an M1) and no rust.

    Just kind of curious. Thanks!
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    Don McManusDon McManus Member Posts: 23,552 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I don't see a whole lot of dust on that one, Mark.[:)]
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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by dreher
    Mark, if I was interested in buying an M1, just as a shooter, it doesn't need any collector value, what kind of money would I be looking at?? The only thing I would be interested in would be reasonable accuracy (for an M1) and no rust.

    Just kind of curious. Thanks!


    M1 supplies are as tight right now as I can ever remember. The CMP stopped accepting orders for Field Grades, which are considered to be Fair to Good condition rifles, back in January, and they have not had the higher quality Service Grades listed since September, 2016. Just finding an M1 right now is a bit of a challenge, so anything that shoots and is priced in the $750 range is about the best you can hope for. I plan to list a few WWII era Springfields in upcoming auctions, but they will be priced at, or close to, this H&R. Because I purchased this rifle a dozen years ago I can price it competitively and I feel that the opener is below market value.
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