Civilian Marksmanship Program CMP Service Grade M1 Garand unboxing
Are you curious what you might get if you order an M1 Garand from the CMP these days?
We unboxed a Field Grade CMP M1 Garand (article link) with a VFW parade rifle stock (article link) earlier this week, or check out a non-CMP Garand (article link).
In the video below Jeff unboxed a Service Grade CMP M1 Garand… and there are lots of pictures below.
What is the difference in CMP Field Grade and CMP Service Grade?
I don’t remotely know enough about Garands to give a proper answer, and I’m looking at a sample size of only ONE for each type. However, aside from the Service Grade being $100 more expensive, here are the other differences I noted in a quick external look at these two rifles:
- The Service grade M1 Garand came in a brand new CMP stock. If you know how to treat the stock, please leave a comment.
- The Field grade M1 Garand arrived in a recycled VFW parade rifle stock, complete with VFW sticker.
- Both rifles arrived with freshly reparkerized receivers.
- The Service grade M1 Garand has a newer barrel installed. I believe it is an August 1953 Springfield barrel and it is listed as 1+ for ME and 3 for TE.
- The Field grade M1 Garand arrived with a May 1944 barrel listed as 1+ for ME and 4 for TE.
- The visible metal finish wear is generally much less on the Service grade CMP M1 Garand, with most finish remaining on all surfaces.
- The visible metal finish wear is generally much more on the Field Grade M1 Garand, with most parts showing less finish and the muzzle end of the barrel “in the white” in spots.
Gallery of CMP Service Grade M1 Garand images: