I recently purchased an M1 from a gentleman who had two of these advertised on the forum. His asking price was $525. I am certain it was a smoking deal, though I don't know much about Garands. This one is an HR which I assume is for Harrington and Richardson. The serial numbers on the parts are not matching, but all parts are HR. The barrel is stamped 1955 so I am assuming it was a Korean War arsenal refit. The bore is bright with very strong rifling. It does not appear to have been fired since it was refurbished. I jumped at the chance to own this piece of history. I spent many evenings talking to my grandfather about his experiances in WWII and Korea where he carried one of these in combat. I don't know if anyone is particularly knowledgeable about them but if someone would like to share anything they know about these rifles I'd love to learn. I know that they are some of the most robust battle rifles of all time, and that's about it.
I would also like to know if shooting it will cause it to depreciate in value or collectability.
Thanks in advance!