What I ordered...
From CMP website; Wood may be of new production on Service Grade Garands. Bores will be generally good with only minor imperfections. The barrel crown may be nicked, but the muzzle will gauge "3 or less" and the throat erosion will gauge less than 5.
Luck of the draw for Springfield or Harrington & Richardson manufacturer.
What came; Springfield! Muzzle reading- 1! Throat reading- 2!! Original stock and h'guard matching color, beech I think.
My M1 was made the same year I was! (1955) As it happens, I also have a Remington 870 12ga shotgun made in 1955 too. Believe me, the quality is waayyy better than any modern ones. Heck of it is, I almost snagged a sporting rifle made in 1955 too but, couldn't swing the cash on it.
This is how it looked when I came.
This is how it looks now, cleaned up...
I just used mineral spirits to clean and some blo/turpentine mix to preserve. I know the sling is all wrong but, it's one I had and it works.
some other details...