The Civilian Marksmanship Program, or the CMP, is THE place to buy an M1 Garand. They’ve recently announced that they will be offering their Special grade M1 Garands chambered in .308 Winchester. These new CMP Special .308 Garands are completely refurbished and are based off an original Springfield Armory receiver, brand new Criterion barrel and new American Walnut stock and handgaurds as well as a new web sling. Pretty much a brand new rifle. A .308 spacer block will be utilized to prevent the loading of a .30-06 round into the chamber.
If you’ve always wanted an M1 Garand but didn’t want to have to hunt around for surplus .30-06 to shoot, this is a great opportunity to own a piece of history. The CMP Special .308 M1 Garand goes for $995 plus $24.95 for shipping and comes in a CMP hard case. Check them out TheCMP.org.