I asked you fellers if you would be on the lookout for my Dad's M1 Garand, Serial Number 1380819. In that post, Clifford and Tester19 made a post and asked if I had checked with The CMP and had them do a search for it.
I did, and they had it.
They had my Dad's Springfield Armory M1 Garand and I purchased it through the CMP Rifle Sales Program.
I have never know Dad to see an M1, where he didn't look at the Serial Number, just HOPING for that day.
Full story here.
(ETA: Trying to avoid some confusion; this is not *my* father; the above is a quote from the forum where the story came from. Click through for the whole story - and the guy's original qual sheets!)