SOLD FOR: $3,025
Make: International Harvester
Model: M1 Garand Match Conditioned by Don McCoy
Serial Number: 4581043
Year of Manufacture: 1953 (oldguns.net/sn_php/mildateslookup.php?file=us_m1grndin.dat)
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Semi Auto, En Block Clip Fed
Markings: The bottom of the trigger group has a medallion affixed to it which reads “Match / Conditioned / By McCoy”. The stock is bedded to the rifle so we are not able to view many of the part markings. The top rear of the receiver is marked “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / INTERNATIONAL / HARVESTER / 4581043”. The left side of the modern barrel is marked “4GR 1 11 30 06 4 00 / 4 45T DM”. The bolt is marked “D6528287 IHC / U”; this is an International Harvester part.
The stock and sights are described below.
Barrel Length: Approximately 24 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade set between two protective wings. The right wing is marked “6 7”.
The rifle has a fully adjustable National Match rear sight installed. The face of the riser is marked “NM”. The top of the aperture hood is marked “520”. The windage knob is marked “LEFT arrow” twice and “BME”. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “NI C”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is bedded to the rifle. Both sides of the rear of the receiver have been notched to bed the rear of the receiver to the stock. The three piece laminate stock has a pistol grip, metal nosecaps, stacking loop, two sling loops, and a metal buttplate with hinged metal door. The storage holes in the butt have been filled to add weight to the stock. The rifle weighs just over 12 pounds 6 ounces. The left side of the stock shows a thin shallow scratch that extends from the trigger guard to the receiver. The stock shows other scuffs & light scrapes. The LOP measures 13 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Refinished. Original Barrel
Bore Condition: The bore is bright & the rifling is sharp. There is a small spot of erosion in the groove directly across from the gas port hole. There is no other erosion. The bore shows an M.E. of 0.7. The throat shows a T.E. of 1.9.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish, as refinished. The gas tube shows small scrapes. The right side of the receiver & front of the bolt show some light thinning consistent with cycling. The remaining metal shows various scuffs & light handling marks. Both sides of the rear of the receiver have been notched to bed the rear of the receiver to the stock. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition as refinished.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork& Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This M1 Garand is gorgeous. It sits in a custom bedded & weighted laminate stock and will surely turn heads at the range. It has been customized & “Match Conditioned” by Don McCoy. Don McCoy was a Navy Armorer who worked on converting M1 Garands to .308 Winchester for the Navy. He later provided services to convert Garands to .308 and “Match Condition” .308 & .30-06 Garand Rifles. He supplied some converted rifles through the Civilian Marksmanship Program. This M1 Garand is in Fine condition and should make its new owner smile every time they take it out to the range. Good luck.