Sold For : $1,006
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 469731
Year of Manufacture: February, 1942 (page 185 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). 1953 Barrel Date
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed
Markings: The left of the barrel is import marked “EXEL/GARDNER, MA.”.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 469731”
Trigger Group: “D28290-8-SA”- A Springfield part (page 89 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C-46008-1W.R.A.”– A Winchester part (page 98).
Safety: Unmarked with a round top – The marking may have been lost to refinishing (page 104).
Follower: “11” – A Winchester part (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “R E P 2 4 B”, “LL” and “D 28291-14”. Also marked “159” in permanent ink. This mark is normally rebuild mark if it is done in electric pencil. This mark was added and does not appear to be a Military marking.
Op Rod: “6535382 SA” – A Springfield part (page 71).
Barrel: “SA D6535448″, “8 53 MD35” – A Springfield part (page 63 – 64).
Bolt: “D28287-2SA / RE2” – A Springfield part (page 53).
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 rear sight is a fully adjustable aperture sight set between two protective wings. The windage knob is marked “LEFT arrow” twice and “SME”. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “WCE” on the edge.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The bottom of the grip has “159” in permanent marker.
The hardwood stock has a pistol grip, metal nose caps, a stacking loop, two sling loops, and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage in the butt. The buttplate shows wear around the edges with some discoloration which is either stubborn dried lubricant or minor surface oxidation. The wood shows nicks, dings, bruises, scrapes, scratches and scuffs scattered throughout. There is marring along the bottom edges of the forward handguard. There is a deep ding in the left-front of the grip toward the bottom. There is some cracking on the left below the receiver. The action has play to the stock. The LOP measures 13 1/8 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Good-Very Good overall condition as refinished.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is gray with well defined rifling. There is light erosion scattered through the bore. The bore shows an M.E. in excess of 4. The throat shows a T.E. of 7.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish as refinished. The finish is lightly thinning at some edges. There are a few scattered light scuffs and scratches. The action shows minor operational wear. Some of the parts have a distinctly darker finish than others including the bolt and follower, most parts show a gray parkerizing. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Very Good condition as refinished.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with a tan canvas sling. It shows scrapes on the metal end tab. It is in about Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: This Springfield Armory M1 Garand was made back in 1942. The metal and wood have been refinished so the rifle looks good for its age. This M1 Garand is a 78 year old service rifle that can do some work out at the range. It should add nicely to your collection.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This C&R rifle can be transferred in California. All C&R firearms must be transferred through your local dealer OR at our Simi Valley location; we cannot ship directly to a C&R holder in California. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.