I absolutely love my stainless GI. Now more so than any of my better guns, not that they'll be forsale.
With Springfield you get a forged upper and lower. That is a huge plus for any later gunsmithing, as they may not be willing to work on cast parts.
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Alexander Hamilton, author of Federalist No. 1. 10/27/1787