I just traded my FN FAIL for something I've desired for a very long time, an M1 GARAND! I must confess, I really don't know a whole lot on the history of Garands as far as production models, manufacturers, and all that stuff goes. What little I do know about this particular rifle is that it was produced by Winchester (not sure when), re-barreled by Springfield in '49, and must have not been shot after that or something because the gun is spotless mechanically as if it was brand new! The stock is in great shape, and overall the gun is almost as new as far as I can tell. Oh, and it has no CMP markings either. Man I love this thing!