My buddy just picked up this Garand from a local gun shop for $1200. The story behind it was that an elderly lady was looking to sell some rifles that belonged to her recently deceased husband who was a Korean War veteran. Supposedly, he used this rifle during the war, and brought it home. Since then, this Garand sat in his closet. However, we feel this rifle and the story behind it may be too good to be true...
The gun shop owner was able to lower the price from $1,500 which leads us to believe that it was purchased on the cheap from the widow and the gun shop made a decent profit anyway.
So! The question is, is this rifle really a near mint condition Korean War era Garand? or... is it a refurbished/ reproduction and my buddy got ripped off?!
P.S. I used photoshop to block out the 3 last digits of the serial number.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION!