The M1 up for sale is a very nice Springfield dating from around Feb., 1944 so this would make the rifle desirable to those who want a WWII dated M1. This rifle appears to have been rebuilt at the Red River Arsenal sometime in 1951 due to the barrel date of Jan., 1951 as well as the typical RRA stamping found on the left side of the stock. This is a nice looking rifle which has been refinished and has good looking birch furniture and although the receiver dates from WWII nearly every major component part has been replaced by the most updated post war parts (excepting the bolt), all of which are a perfect match in finish color. Throat erosion (the measure of wear in the chamber) is a like new 2 (the scale runs 0-10 with ten being shot out) so there is PLENTY of life in this barrel. If you are looking for a nice solid M1 rifle to shoot and don't want to take a chance on a pig in a poke with the CMP (who's rifles remain a great deal but many of their M1s shipped out lately are starting to look ratty) then this M1 could be what you are looking for and I have already done all the leg work by picking it out. The price is $700 shipped to you (C&R) or your dealer.