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Old December 28, 2013, 06:32 PM   #28
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OK. Slight exaggeration on my part, but not a whole lot. New barrel, new stock, new Parkerizing. I don't know, but for me, the whole point to having a Garand is the history. I would never order a rack or field grade because they are generally in worse shape, but putting a barrel made in 2012 on a reciver made in 1952 just doesn't do it for me. I guess if you're gonna shoot it a LOT, the newer barrel is the way to go, though. But if my service grade was good enough for the GI on Iwo Jima or Nornamdy, it's good enough for me. And it's cheaper, too.

And you can request GI wood on a service grade. I did.
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