Odly I went looking for an SKS or some other commy block toy. I love the M1 but i have only shot 1 rifle on 2 ocasions (NRA Korrean war comemorative) that a Vet friend has. This one appears to be the real deel from a trusted dealer. I just dont trust 100% any dealer as they have skin in the game. From the CMP website it appears to be quite a good deel. I wish I knew someone local to check it out with me. Any S. NJ guys willing to meet up?
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