The Civilian Marksmanship Program, sells military surplus rifles to raise funds for youth shooting programs. WWW.ODCMP.COM
. This is a government charterd organization Teddy Rosevelt started, because the lack of marksmanship skills he saw in recruits entering military service. They also run the National Matches at Camp Perry (Ohio). If you shoot the match you'll get a certificate, Then join the ISRA $25.00 and you can buy an M1 Garand. The weapon will come Fed EX to your home. No gun dealer/FFL. Buy a rifle from the US government. Come join me, and get a Garand while you can, for MUCH less then a gunshop. They start around $495.00. If you've ever wanted one of these rifles, and don't do this you are a BIG WHIMP.