I'm seriously considering an M1 Garand, but i know so very little about them, at least re choosing one and ownership. I don't want to do anything fancy with it, i won't be shooting it that often and i don't have a particular parlance for one that is strictly and historically correct (at least to the point where it has to be one from the war years) I would like it to hit where i point it, but i'm not looking for anything sharp-shooter, and to be perfectly usable. I believe that throat wear and muzzle crowns affect this, but have no idea how much matters. I don't mind used wood, but would rather not have anything that has cracks in it, read 'perfectly usable' above. Anyway, i see that the CMP also give the option for essentially a new M1; having a new stock, new barrel etc, with some refreshed parts in the receiver. But i'm sure i've seen a very sad looking stock, very light and odd grain that ran parallel to the bore, that isn't something i want. So if anyone can help a complete noob in the area of M1's and just how to go about getting just a reasonable example and how to 'live with one', i'd really appreciate it. Thanks.