Some of you guys were handling the M1 Garand before I was born!!!
At any rate.... I went to a DCM meet in 1991 (now the CMP) qualified and purchased one for 165.00 American (plus shipping), about 8 months later it came in the US Mail. Still have it, barrel date of May 44, nice rifle, I can see why we won WWII. The stock was a bit ruff so I refinished it and it turned out really nice. One of the best shooting rifles that I have, would not trade for love or money. A great piece of history!