I have not purchased my M1 Garand yet, but have been doing a bit of shopping. I found an M1 Garand locally which has caught my attention and may not be there very long. The serial number falls in the range of the M1C's (355****). There are no visible mounting holes for the scope base, but the barrel is threaded. Due to some pitting issues it would not be worth what he's asking if it weren't an M1C. Especially if the barrel was threaded by other than the armory. is there a possibility it was an M1C that just needs to be finished?