Make: International Harvester
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 5185704
Year of Manufacture: 1954 – 1956
Caliber: .30-06 SPRG
Action Type: Semi-Automatic Rifle with Detachable Magazine
Markings: Receiver: “U.S. Rifle / Cal. 30 M1 / International / Harvester / 5185704”
Trigger Guard: Unmarked
Trigger group: “D28290-14-SA”
Hammer: “46008-9 SA”
Safety: “SA – 1”
Receiver Leg: “D6528291-AA”
Op Rod: “6535382 HRA”
Bolt: “D28287-19SA / B 18”
Barrel: “SA 6535448 4 64 Y53 P”
There are no import marks.
Barrel Length: 24″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is National Match NM / 062 and the rear sight is National Match sight marked “595”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are standard smooth military stocks with an oil finish. There is a “P” stamp behind the trigger. There are dings and dents especially at the toe and left belly of the stock. The stocks are beautiful and remarkably well preserved. There are no cracks or losses. The LOP measures approx. 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the steep plate. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: As Military Applied
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion. Muzzle Wear: 1, Throat Erosion: 1.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 80% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some mottling on the front of the op rod and some discoloration on the gas tube. There is very little wear on this rifle, only natural age and the condition is as sharp as you could expect to find a Garand. The screw heads are crisp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine – Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is the M1 Garand that won WWII, perhaps the most important battle rifle ever developed. This rifle is a post war International Harvester gun, with a post war barrel and a beautiful stock. It is a shooter’s rifle as it sits with the sharp bore, but is also a rarer post war Garand for your collection. And it is not an import!
Sold For: $1,601