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CMP Advanced Maintenance Class

Thread in 'Curios & Relics' started by smk1026, Dec 7, 2018.

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    smk1026 U.S. Rifle Enthusiast

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    So...While I'm still waiting on my 1911 RNG to get pulled I figured I would put my name in also for the AMC Class at the CMP. Well...I received an email today saying I was selected for the mid May session and I couldnt be more excited to learn and build my own M1 Rifle! Has anyone taken the class or had this experience that they could share some stories and some expectations? I'd love to hear about it! At 27 im sure i'll be the youngest guy in there i'm sure as an owner of 5 M1s it'll be nice to build one from the ground up.
     
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    I have not taken the class BUT...I was at the CMP Range when the class finished up and they were test firing their new rifles. I have never seen such happy marksman in my life. They were falling all over themselves. Have fun!!
     
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    So I just finished up my Advanced Maintenance Class yesterday and all I can say it WOW. The fact that the CMP offers this is incredible. This is an in-depth class of how to inspect parts, install parts, modify parts, troubleshoot an issue you may have with parts or the rifle, and most of all assembling your own rifle, timing a new barrel, reaming the chamber, lapping the bolt, head spacing, and parts and stock fitment and Accurizing.
    The Rifle I assembled had no issues firing and shot very well. I will post some pictures later.
    If you are an M1 Garand Shooter and enthusiast I recommend putting your name in the hat. You WILL take home some new information on these rifles. Chris Hord and his team work on many many tens of thousands of these rifles in the custom shop and their knowledge of how these rifles function and perform is close to unlimited. It was an amazing and humbling experience.

    A Note: they do not touch on collectibility too much. to them these are just rifles and tools. in the class you see many uncut oprods to choose from, many WRA parts and IHC parts. From a shooters perspective they advise against Winchester parts, but don't have a concern on uncut oprods. the class is built around assembling a rifle that is of shooter grade and that is as accurate as you can make it. Be prepared to see a oprod chucked or a rare part tossed. Also you will find out not all parts a safe to use even if they are in good condition those parts will be shown in class.
     
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