I've got a refinished SAR-1 that's just collecting dust here. I bought it, sight unseen, with the intentions of having a "blaster" AK......but when I received it, it was just too pretty to abuse! Previous owner refinished it in a black oxide park (similar to an AR)and replaced the wood with like-new laminate. I put an original Soviet AKM sling on her and with an orange-red bakelite mag in the well.....she's a friggin' museum piece! I've owned her since '02 and haven't fired a shot thru her! (looks like the previous owner put a few rounds down the tube....but not many). I'll include the like-new Chinese bakelite and a bunch of steel 30's.....I'm thinking of a value around $500/$600 (figuring "basic" SAR's go for about $350....the refinish job, new wood, bakelite mag and extras are worth at least $150)
What I'm looking for is a "basic" M-1 Garand. Nothing fancy. Can even be a little "loose" at the muzzle. I'm going to use it primarilly for reenacting, so a little muzzle wear is acceptable.
I'll try to get a few pics within' the next day or so. and I'd be willing to add a little cash for the "right" Garand.
Let me know what you've got.