First, I'd like to thank everyone for setting me straight on my counterbore situation. I should have known better than to think the rifling was re-done. So now that I have my M1, I'm getting the bug to clean her up and make her like new, but I have a few questions about that. Does replacing original stocks with new stocks increase or decrease the value? The same goes with the barrel, trigger group, pretty much any parts. What about mismatched parts? I know my receiver is SA, but I think my trigger group might be Winchester. I want to have a nice rifle, but I don't want to turn it into something that's worth nothing because I messed around with it. I know it's going to come down to what did I buy the rifle for. Is it a show piece? Collector's item? Competition Rifle? To be honest I'm not sure at this point. I have wanted a Garand since I was a kid and saw pictures of my grandfather with his. I plan on shooting it at the range, but I don't do any competitions. I may even consider using it for deer hunting, although the thought of carrying a nine pound rifle in the woods doesn't sound like fun. Thanks for any input. I'm headed to the bookstore and gun store to see if I can find any literature on Garands.