A couple thousand rounds beating against the stock's recoil lug area tends to compress the wood causing a little gap in wood to metal.The comments about accuracy are generally correct. However, the Garand can be made more accurate by doing the following things, in the order suggested:
1. Check the rifle for proper assembly..
6. Glass bed the rifle. Not hard if you follow instructions.
Do not use unqualified instructors or gunsmiths.
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