I am about finished with school (been 21 months straight - no vacation) to receive my NRC Senior Reactor Operators License, just need to take the written final this Tuesday (already completed the simulator, practical and admin exams).

Anyhow, as a gift to myself I am looking to get a service grade (or better) M1 Garand via CMP. I am a big WWII history nut, and really want to get a piece of history.

Has anyone done this? Any helpful hints and tips are greatly appreciated.