The Club Will be Selling the Club Owned M1 Garand Rifles

M1 Garand Sale by Lottery/Drawing at the

Annual Meeting January 11, 2023

The Club will sell our four (4) M1 Garand Rifles, at a price of $1,250 each, by lottery drawing at the January 11, 2023 Club Annual Meeting. The proceeds will be used for purchase of AR-15 Target Rifles as replacements. Having a lottery-drawing gives all interested members an equal opportunity to acquire one of these rifles.

If you are interested, please read the following; come prepared to look over the rifles on display at 6:00 PM; enter the lottery in person; and pay $1,250 by cash or check at the meeting if you are one of the four lottery winners. The lottery is open to Club members in good standing, only. A California Dealer Record of Sale (DROS) Private-Party (in person) Transfers will be conducted with the winning members. Winners will meet in-person with a designated Club representative at the Ojai True Value Hardware for DROS Transfer. Buyers are responsible for DROS fees and sales tax. Please note: The rifles will be used one last time after the drawing (and after payment) at the High-Power Rifle Marksmanship Clinic on January 29, 2023 at Rose Valley.

The First choice of rifles goes to the 1st name drawn, 2nd choice to the 2nd name drawn and so on, until all four rifles are sold. Only one rifle per family, no duplicate entries, please. You must be present in-person to enter the drawing, to claim your choice of a particular rifle, and must pay the Club Treasurer $1,250 cash or check immediately after the drawings. Inability to pay will result in forfeit, and another name will be drawn.

Rifles will be available for pre-inspection at the Elks Lodge at 6:00 PM on January 11, 2023 before the Annual Meeting. Each rifle is sold as an outfit with a web sling, soft case, one (1) each of 8-round, 2-round and single-round clips. No ammunition is included and none will be sold.

Description of rifles:

  • Purchased from the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice (precursor to the CMP) in 1993.

  • All were re-barreled and reconditioned shortly after purchase. Two (one Springfield Armory; one International Harvester) are .30-’06 caliber and two (one Springfield Armory; one International Harvester) are .308 Winchester/7.62 NATO caliber with proper magazine conversion spacers installed.

  • These rifles have seen very little service since their overhaul with an estimated 100-200 rounds fired.

  • Rifles have numerals (1 – 4) and “OVGC” stenciled on the buttstock. (See photo above)

  • Owing to the age of these firearms, no warranty or guarantee whatsoever is expressed or implied. They are sold in “Used, As-Is” condition with no returns/no exchanges/no refunds available.

If you disagree with any of these conditions, or if you think a better deal is available elsewhere, please do not enter the lottery.