• To ALL forum users - As of late I have been getting quite a few private messages with questions about build ups here on the forum, or tech questions about your personal project. While I appreciate the interest, sending me a private message about these topics distracts from, and undermines the purpose of having a forum here. During the day I wear many hats as a small business owner-operator and I work tirelessly to provide the absolute best service possible to you, our valued customer. When I created this forum I rounded up some of the best minds I knew so that any tech question you might have could be asked and answered by either myself or one of my highly experienced moderators, this way the next time this same question is asked the answer can be easily found and utilized by the next IH enthusiast having the same question. This allows me the freedom to run the day to day operations of the business and minimize the impact to shipments and shop activities that these distractions can cause. It is of the up most importance for me to complete the daily tasks in order to best take care of you our customer, all the while providing you a forum to get the level advice and input you have come to expect and deserve from the premier IH shop in the country.

    So with that I ask that anyone with a question about one of our build ups or a general tech question to please use the forum as it was intended. I am absolutely available by telephone to answer your questions as well but at times may direct you back to our website to better field your question or questions. Most other private messages I will be glad to answer for you.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Jeff Ismail



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Just posting this because someone might be interested. For those that don't know cmp is the civilian marksmanship program. Yes the .gov still wants us to have guns :icon_rotate: and will give you a "deal" if you just shoot in an organized match.
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International Harvester corporation m1 garands. Cmp currently has 511 service grade ihc m1 garand rifles (with lmr barrels) available for purchase. The cmp north and cmp south stores will be allocated 64 of these rifles each. The balance of 383 rifles will be reserved for mail order purchase. Price of these rifles, cmp item number rm1ihcslmr, is $975 plus $29.95 s&h. Cmp also has 384 service grade ihc m1 garand rifles that do not have lmr barrels. Price of these rifles, cmp item number rm1ihcs, is $925 plus $29.95 s&h. Please note that the only part on either of these two item numbers guaranteed to be the ihc is the receiver. Purchasers are limited to only one ihc m1 garand per customer. Mail orders will be accepted immediately until enough orders are received to allocate the current inventory. Rifles will be available at the stores on 5 June, 2014. We do still have approximately 2,000 ihc rifles to inspect and repair and make ready for sale. We expect the next partial ihc release to be in November, 2014, but it May be sooner.


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I was fortunate to be given a springfield garand in exchange for some computer work I did for a friend. I need more friends like that!