Congrats. I love my 1943 Springfield. I will tell you one thing, the Garand folks are a nice bunch. I recently got an AR, looking for tid bits of advice etc. The only experience I have with the platform is military. I wanted something a little different.
After getting my pants yanked down around my ankles over this anal retentive AR world, I wish I hadn't bought it or at least would have stayed with a standard A2.
Think I'll go shoot my Garand