Sold For: $1,225
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 240718
Year of Manufacture: May, 1941 (page 185 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). July, 1944 Barrel Date
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed
Markings: There is no visible import mark.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 240718”
Trigger Group: “D28290-12-SA”- A Springfield part (page 89 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C-46008-2 SA”– A Springfield part (page 98).
Safety: “C46015-6SA” – A Springfield part (page 104).
Follower: “12” – A Winchester part (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “J 8 C”, “2” and “D 28291-3 SA”.
Op Rod: “6535382 SA” – A Springfield part (page 71).
Barrel: “3 SA 7 44″ – A wartime Springfield part (page 63 – 64).
Bolt: “D28287-2SA / J9A” – 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. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “WCE” on the edge.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The front face of the grip is marked “P”, the bottom has “66” in white paint, the left of the buttstock is marked “A4”.
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 is mostly worn to white with nicks, scrapes and some discoloration. The wood shows nicks, dings, bruises, scrapes, scratches and scuffs scattered throughout. Some are deep and have displaced the surface wood, most notable on the left edge below the receiver, the right edge above the op-rod, and the top of the rear handguard. The LOP measures 13 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 and a couple small spots of more moderate erosion. The bore shows an M.E. in excess of 4. The throat shows a T.E. of 5.5.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 60% of its metal finish as refinished. The finish is thinning at all edges. The gas cylinder and bolt are mostly worn to white, the bolt appearing to have been polished bright. The receiver has scattered light surface erosion under the finish. There are some scattered light nicks and scratches. The action shows operational wear. The markings are mostly clear, a few are worn, but legible. Overall, this rifle is in about Good-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 green canvas sling. It shows scrapes on the metal end tab. It is in about Very Good-Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This Springfield Armory M1 Garand was made back in 1941. The metal and wood have been refinished so the rifle looks good for its age. This M1 Garand is a 79 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.