Getting a Garand isn't all that difficult.
1st: You MUST have shot in a quaified course. This could be from any CMP affiliated club (check their web site for afiliated NY/NJ clubs) or a DD214 (Military discharge papers) or current military I.D.
2nd: You must belong to an afiliated club. This could be The New york State Rifle and Pistol Assoc., local gun club (if they are affliliated), Garand Collectors Assoc,....
3rd: Print the fillable application from CMP's wed site, sign it, have a notary stamp it, send it in with a CC number or a check/money order and in six weeks or less Federal Express will deliver the Garand of your choice to your door!
Unless you can find someone who's orderd before and will get you one as a favor, you'll pay out the wazoo for one. Shame I didn't read this WTB before, because I would have sold you one of these: Garand ad from the Falfiles.com
All the information you need is here: www.ODCMP.com
If you need more help. send me an e-mail.