Boy am I glad I did not "rag" on you CAI guys on the old forum. I guess I'm one of you now. While at a gun show today a guy walked by carrying one and I couldn't resist. The price was too good to pass up. He was also carrying a Springfield and I bought the CAI. It was in decent condition except for the stock and hand guards. Danish buttstock (birch, I think), Birch upper and a nice cracked walnut lower. Barrel: 6/57 VAR, New SA rod - cut, WRA trigger housing, New Gas Cylinder, Plug and Nut. SA Bolt. Overall...not a bad rifle, but I have to do something about the stock and hand guards. The rear sight is loose (side to side wobble), which I heard is common on the CAIs. What can I do about it? I'll try the range tomorrow it the weather permits and let you know the results. I have a couple CMP M1s and I am curious to see how this CAI will do. I heard the VAR barrels shoot well. Any ideas on what to do about the stocks?