Arlington Ord pre dates Blue Sky who imported Garands from Korea in the late 80s. Tankers are tough to get to work reliably but a heck of a lot of fun to shoot. If the seller will let you try before you buy then the decision will be based on it's preformance.
You do know that there is no such thing as an official 'TANKER' garand. All were commercially done and some were not done well. There is 1 or 2 'short' garands , one at Springfield National Armory Museum.
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