I have a new Springfield with the Breda receiver. There wer only 400 of these forged receivers the rest will be cast. I have no complaints. I paid $ 799.00 for mine. With the new barrel, stock, and lifetime warranty I am pleased. CMP or New, To each his own.
If you wanna go that route, I bought my first Garand from Tony Giacobbe. Its a SA reciever with a new Springfield, USA barrel. Has a brand new stock, rest of the internal parts are USGI. The rifle looks as if it is brand new. I paid $800. I like the fact that is a USGI reciever. I highly recomend him. Those SA, USA. reciever are made by Lithgow. They are cast. For the money, go to www.garandguy.com . He also has service grade Garands for $500.
FWIT, I just tried out my Danish M1with Var barrel yesterday at the range with Rick B on hand. It functioned flawlessly, as if new. Accuracy excellent with Ball ammo. With each shot it got better and better. I used the sight settings as they came from CMP at 100 yards. All were on the paper from the first round. Am I happy, like a pig in you know what. Would I do it again, you bet. No regrets. By the way, I was going to purchase an M1A from Springfield. Glad I changed my mind.
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