rchays57, welcome ! interesting first post
remember now we are all just looking the the info , not the rifle , a close inspection is needed to confirm all is as stated ..
that said ..
from your info
CMP SPECIAL: (Excellent)
CMP's new grade of M1 Garand. This rifle consists of a new production stock and handguard set with CMP cartouche, a new production barrel and new web sling. Receiver and most other parts are refinished USGI, but some parts may be new manufacture.
M1 Garand, CMP Special (.30-06)
Allow 30-60 days for delivery.
M1 Garand Springfield Armory receiver. This is a completely refurbished rifle consisting of an original M1 Garand Springfield receiver, new production Criterion barrel, new production American Walnut stock and handguards, and new web sling. Receiver and most other parts are refinished USGI, but some parts may be new manufacture. $995
The rifle costs $1020 shipped. Ammo costs $110 shipped. Total of $1130 new.
Asking $1075 OBO
now here comes the balance
looks like from what else i read online the CMP "Special" in 30-06 is a champ rifle
new accurate barrel sub moa with good ammo ..
some are selling for $1200 or more online ..
if they come up
seems most think they are a keeper
so then yeah not cheap , but compared to others , not bad at all
the CMP special would cost a $1000 or more to redo from a old one you'd wished reburbished ,
Larry we got the same rifle ??