Looks like CMP just got some new field grades....$800
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Totally agree. Last batch of FG's mostly had pitted receivers. Serviceable, but pitted. Current condition? Who knows. Folks on the CMP forum will probably give some updates once they begin to ship. If these are Philippine returns they are probably going to be rough. A few years back I ordered a FG and it was terrible- I thought it probably should have been a Rack grade at best. It became a donor for a match rifle build so no biggie but otherwise I would have been very disappointed. It was most likely a Turkish return.I would never mail order a field or rack grade. Especially now. Too much of a risk.
Full disclosure: I did once order a field grade, about 5? years ago. I was happy with what I got, but that was when the quality of rifles being shipped was generally a lot better than what has been seen lately.
That's been an issue the last couple years. Some get lucky but most are pitted. Danish return Service Grades had very nice receivers. I'm down to my last of four Danes. Probably will keep the last and rotate into my M1 match shooting.Ones I've seen posted recently look like Swiss cheese with pitting