I've decided I'd like to get a garand. The history of it is really appealing. As such, I'd like to try to find one that is somewhat original. I guess what I'm looking for is a reasonably good shape authentic model, but not so good that it'd be a collector's pristine model (i plan to shoot it). I'm not so interested in ones that have new wood stocks installed, as they just dont seem as authentic. I know CMP sells them, but they seem to be out of stock of the better grades and there is a long wait. What is the consensus on www.m1garandrifle.com? http://www.m1garandrifle.com/Garandrifles.htm Unfortunately they too are out of stock of the grade I'd be interested in "battle grade". What do you guys think of the "select grade" where most of it is original parts with the exception of the barrel which is replaced with a new Kreiger Criterion Match Quality barrel? I'm willing to pay up to $1500 for the right one. Is there a shop or source that has a good reputation for garands? appreciate any pointers you can throw my way. Thanks!