Oh well. M1 garand I just might pass on as well. I reload but I don't tinker with my guns. I shoot them.
A standard USGI Garand won't require any tinkering if is in good shape. Just a steady diet of M2 Ball!
I was just shooting my 1944 Springfield Armory M1 Garand (a Service Grade rifle from the CMP) earlier today. As always, it was 100% reliable. There probably isn't a centerfire rifle out there that is more fun to shoot than a Garand. They run smooth, have soft recoil, and are just a pleasure to shoot. And you gotta love that PING!