Originally Posted by ronl
I would just take it down, oil it up. and give the stock a good dose of linseed oil and wax. Before you do anything rash, check the stock for markings and get to know a little about the Garand. If it all original, it could be worth quite a bit.
Great advise. I would check all the drawing #'s and determine if you have a correct grade or not. Restored or original Garands are great.
After owning and shooting a pair of surplus Garands I decided to do a full rearsenal on one. Kreiger barrel, nm op-rod and sights, heavy stock. It's shoots like a dream, but has no stories to tell.