I do not want to buy a service grade rifle and then have to pay Gander Mtns gunsmith to take it apart, repair, put in new parts, etc, in order to have a shooting Garand. I would like the buy 1000 rifle that has a new barrell and stock and some new parts (American), i.e., it wouldn't be a collector's rifle, but don't care. I just want an M1 Garand. It may look a little fancy for some, but my friends would not know the difference, though people on the range would. PS I am a life-time member of the VFW and DAV and have been a Past Commander of Bismarck,ND's large Americn Legion post, so I guess I don't need to join a special club. I could still be talked into the "service Grande rifles, but doubt it". thank you for your help. Maybe I'm a, what do you call it, a wanna be. Nothing wrong with that is there.