Recently, DEGS had a table at the Greenville gun show, and wow, was that a great experience! We talked to a lot of people, many of them with the same vintage rifle itch shared by our members. A few had great stories to tell about their experiences with the Garand, especially when it came to rifles passed down in the family. And a few others had questions about the care and operation of their M1. Of course our favorite answer to that question was "join us on the range, and we'll find someone who can help you out!"

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Anyone who has purchased a M1 Garand from the CMP has certainly heard of the infamous "muzzle wear" measurement. It's one of the checks that the CMP armorors do as they grade the rifles for sale. For instance, they guarantee that their Service Grade M1s will gauge 3 or less at the muzzle. But what does this actually mean? Here is a bit of data to help make sense of the numbers:

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