mr. smith, i noticed that you have both an ar-15 and m1 on your wish list. may i suggest that a nice ruger mini-14 may fulfill both of your desires with a single rifle? it fires the same size round as an ar-15, with somewhat of a similar design as an m-1. an unmodified mini-14 with a 20 round magazine inserted looks a lot like an m1. i must confess that i am a mini-14 fan. jeff.