Rebuild stamps are stamped on the metal, not on a wood stock. The RIA stamp on the stock would be on the wood when the entire rifle was inspected and tested at the arsenal, when originally built. No way that stamp was made into the wood 70+ years ago, the stamp is a fake, and the poster does a good job of measuring his words to create the right picture for the uninformed to salivate over.Thanks. It has a RIA EB stamp on the stock. From what I understand, that means it went through the arsenal refurbishing.
MIGHT have original barrel receiver etc.... but the guts inside my have been replaced if parts were worn out? I guess the only ORIGINALS are vet bring backs.....
You are quite welcome. You were smart to ask, and not get totalled by the emotion of the moment. I know M1 Garands pretty well, M1 Carbines less, but a fair amount. As you can see from those couple for sale on the CMP forum, you'd be ripped off to fall for that one on GunJoker. If you find something you like on the CMP forum, you can buy with a lot of confidence, we're a pretty small community there. Always buyer beware, but def not the gathering of crooks that Gun Broker can bring about.PattonWasRight,
Thank you very much for the help.