I've been waiting to buy an M1A for over ten years, and it's finally here. I pick up my M1A standard tomorrow! As a WWII history fanatic since I was a kid, I have always been in love the the M1 Garand, which I'm sure I'm not alone. This led to my infatuation of the M14. And now I'm one day away from owning my own M1A. I look forward to learning a lot from all of you! First steps for me are finding a good scope mount and scope, and learning how to strip and clean her.