First glance of your ship time I thought it said 30-06 lol. This is a m1 threadzebramochaman said:I just ordered a Service Grade. If you go the CMP site everything is explained. You do need to have membership in one of their approved gun organizations. They provide lists of organizations that they recognize. For me, I belong to GSSF (Glock Sport Shooting Foundation) and I belong to the Garand Collectors Association. My order is expected to ship in 30-60 days.
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