So a friend offered me a Springfield armory M1 Garand for $600. The wood is in Excellent to near perfect condition, and the metal has little wear (90-95%). It has apparently been re-barreled, and fires fine. It is from around 1947 (according to the serial number) and was never issued nor seen combat. I was wondering what you guys think. It seems like a good deal from the research I've done. I've really never shot a M1 Garand before, so i'm wondering what to expect (accuracy, potential problems, and etc). Also how useful would this be as a SHTF type rifle (how about compared to the M14, AR-15, and Ak-47)? What are your general opinions on it?