I am planning on buying a M1 Garand from CMP in a couple of months. I will probably end up with a Service Grade. I am interested in what I should inspect to find the best rifle I can. I have never bought a used rifle, let alone one that is twice as old as me. Basically I am looking for: Check "slot a" to make sure there is no ... Run your hand acrossed "tab b" to be sure it is ... Inspect "tab c" to make it is ... I assume the CMP is not going to let me do any disassembly, not that I yet know how to disassemdle it. So these need to be things I can check while standing in the store with just my hands and eyes.