M-1 Garand Repairs

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I have two M-1 Garands that are in need of repairs ( bolts, etc) These rifles belong to a local American Legion post and are the rifles that they use for Color guard & blank firing. They have not been taken care of and as I favor I am trying to help them put them back into shape as working & blank firing rifles.

Any good M-1 gunsmiths near the Boston Area ?

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Dan Long
Boston, MA
 

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Just a thought, have you called CMP ? Being American Legion owned they may rehab them to working order for you for a small fee?
http://www.tripleaguns.com/ I have not been out west for a long time but AAA guns always had a bunch of military surplus stuff 20 years ago
 
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Another vote for Harry at Noah's. He is one of the few smiths from the area that advertises in the Garand Collectors Association journal. One thing to consider, though - you won't get it back next week... or next month... or next quarter. He usually has quite a backlog.

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I would like to know where this goes, I have a friend who has a pretty beat up garand that needs some love. I emailed CMP but no answer yet.
 

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They are pretty bad. The AL post keeper of the guns handed me the rifle and then handed me the bolt and told me it just fell out !!!
I thought they just need a good cleaning but they need repairs and parts. The Army officially owes them and loans them to the American Legion Post.
But, I made the committment to get them working and I will.

Dan Long
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You can buy Field Grade Garands for $495 from the CMP, so if the gunsmithing repairs and parts add up to more than that, keep that in mind.
 
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