M1 Garand question
I just bought a 1943 M1 Garand from a local place. The end of the barrel is chewed up on the right hand side and bottom where it comes through the reciever. It looks as if some rat chewed the right hand side and some bottom portions off ( for example). I am guessing it is from rust. So I am wondering if gas would blow back in the shooters face due to improper sealing of the bolt face against the breech. This is my 1st Garand I ever even looked at at length, but not my first rifle.