M1D Value?

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M1D Value?

wheatdog
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Joined: 16 Nov 2006, 02:43

21 Feb 2016, 13:44 #1

My Dad was an Army battalion commander for 2 tours in Viet Nam.  On his second tour, he had a sniper unit attached to his battalion.  He became good friends with the NCOs running the unit armory that serviced the sniper's rifles.  When he left they gave him this M1D.  My Dad told me one of his Sgts went to he ARVN armory in Saigon and collected an M1D which was then glass bedded and prettied up as a presentation piece.  Plate says "In Appreciation, Sniper School, Chu Lai, Viet Nam 1971.    Any idea of value?  All SA parts, correct ser# barrel dated 02/52, M-84 scope. Some rust pitting in barrel from sitting in a closet for 45 yrs.  Otherwise barrel is perfect.  Shoots great.  



Wheatdog 

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nothernug
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Joined: 03 Mar 2002, 16:47

23 Feb 2016, 18:44 #2

Howdy and apologies for a belated welcome and reply.  I haven't kept up on market values but the CMP still lists these.  Their pricing is as follows...
M1D Garand "Sniper" Model
ITEM # DESCRIPTION PRICE
RM1DS*
M1D Garand, SA (Springfield) Service Grade
Good Condition - Limited Quantity
(No accessories or scope)
*See below for grade description
SOLD OUT
June 16, 2015
RM1DF
M1D Field Grade.
See CMP Grading Criteria near top of this page.
$1235
Free Shipping
RM1DR
M1D Rack Grade
See CMP Grading Criteria near top of this page.
$935
Free Shipping
RM1DSPECIAL M1D Garand Service Grade Springfield. Reparked SA receiver with new 1952-1953 dated M1D barrel. Reparked parts. New Walnut stock/handguards. Reproduction HI-LUX optics M82 scope and reproduction M82 mount.
 
$2000
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*RM1DS (Service Grade M1D): Good to very good condition. Rifle wear will be exhibited by worn and mixed colors of finish; there may be some minor pitting on the metal parts; wood may be walnut, birch, beech or other variety and will be basically sound but may have minor hairline cracks, dings, scratches, gouges; wood may not match in color or type of wood; bores will be generally good with only minor imperfections; the barrel crown may be nicked, but muzzle will gauge less than "3" and the throat erosion will gauge less than "5".

These rifles will not come with the scope and mount, leather cheek pad, flash hider or any other accoutrement that may have been issued with M1D rifles.

The scope base that is part of the barrel assembly is included and ready for a customer supplied scope and mount.

**RM1DR (Rack Grade M1D): Most of these rifles have been refinished or rebuilt at least once while military service and will likely have some parts from other manufactures. Rifle wear will be exhibited by worn and mixed colors of the finish; there may be some minor pitting on the metal parts; wood will be basically sound but may be well used with minor hairline cracks, poor fit, and many dings, scrathes and gouges; wood may not match in color type of wood or condition. These rifles may have some foreign parts and wood may be walnut, Birch, Beech or other variety. Rifles do not have import mark. Bores will be generally good with only minor imperfections; the barrel crown may be nicked, and the muzzle may guage more htan "3" on muzzle guage. The throat erosion will guage more than "5" The overall apperance and condition of the rack grade will generally be rougher than any other grade. Fair condition.

Manufacturer selection only guarantees the receiver was produced by the manufacturer listed. The barrel and the other parts may have been produced by other manufacturers.
The CMP pretty closely monitors market prices and is often somewhat less than market.  Rust pitting in the bore will hurt your value, especially on a sniper rifle.  However, the dedication will have an uplifting value.   Note too that the CMP's $2000 "special" is refinished, has replacement parts and a reproduction scope & mounts.  Any decent original equipment will carry greater value, especially your scope.  I would suggest that $2000 number to be a low starting point.

If nobody else here can advise you better, try Gunboards.  They are more active these days and you'll find more respondents to your query.

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wheatdog
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Joined: 16 Nov 2006, 02:43

25 Mar 2016, 14:36 #3

Thanks for the reply Northrenug. Will probably keep this rifle due to it's history and my father's legacy. He was West Point trained and a combat officer in Korea as a 2nd Louie (he beat the odds by surviving) and 3 tours in Viet Nam as a battalion commander. Airborne his whole career. No REMF here.

Wheatdog
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Orlando
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Joined: 12 May 2008, 19:02

24 Apr 2016, 11:05 #4

CMP M1D's are without scopee, mounts, checkkpad etc so are not a good represenation of value. Complete M1D rifles with all assc. sell in the $3500 range. Your rifle may be worth more only "if" you can prove the story. Would love to see pics if you can post them
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Tazaroo
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Joined: 20 Sep 2003, 11:37

22 Jul 2017, 01:52 #5

Does this rifle have any accessories?
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