After years of thinking how I should grab one of these before they are all in private hands then spending my money on new builds I finally ordered an M1 Garand from the CMP. Process was very easy, fill out the printable form, get it notarized, mail it in with check or CC info. Process took under 3 weeks from snail mailing my order to FedEx guy with an M1 at my front door. It’s a HRA, serial in the 4.6 mil so should be a 1953. Surprisingly for a rm1service grade it appears I got original wood! It’s got a deep rich color, I plan to rub it down with flax oil and see if I can get some of the years of dirt off. If I’m lucky it might even take a whitetail this year.