Just got my fourth CMP Garand today. This is a later production SA. Actually better than expected as the stock is walnut and not many dings in the wood. Also no cracks or broken wood on the stock. I will strip it down and do a though check in a few days, refinish the stock and so on. Muzzle gauges a 2 and the throat is a 4. Not bad for a field grade M1. As it has been my OPINION, this is about the best deal for an M1. $550.00 delivered, I think, is a pretty good deal in todays world. Other folks may not share the same thoughts.