Found a CAI Garand today..

Discussion in 'M1 Garand' started by Paper, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Paper

    Paper I can justify anything. Forum Contributor

    I didn't buy it, but I'd never inspected one before today and figured I'd share..

    The receiver was a casting, and the Op rod felt weird when running it forward and backwards.. Everything was greased correctly, but it felt different..

    The trigger group was WRA but the stock, bolt, and barrel were BCM? (something on that line) Are these Berreta parts?? The barrel MW was a 2..

    The gun was $495.. I figure for that money, I'll always take a FG CMP rifle, first..

    Anyway, were the parts Beretta?
  2. texnmidwest

    texnmidwest Sir Loin of Beef Forum Contributor

    I think you made a wise move.

    I have seen those CAI Garands before. As a matter of fact there was a guy at the CMP shoot before last who was shooting a CAI garand. He shot it very well! It looked like a special grade with a CAI cast receiver.

  3. Orlando

    Orlando G&G Evangelist

    Dont have a clue what a BCM barrel is.
    BMB, PB, BMR are what you would find on Italian marked parts
  4. Paper

    Paper I can justify anything. Forum Contributor

    May have been BMB.. I couldnt' remember the exact marking. If I remember correctly, it was marked as a 1955 barrel, too..

    I found it odd and interesting, but I wasn't interested in buying it, so I didn't write anything down.