SOLD FOR: $3,400
Make: International Harvester
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 4581115
Year of Manufacture: 1954 (page 30 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6rd Edition). Barre Date: February, 1954
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Semi Auto, Fed by En Bloc Clips
Markings: There is no visible import mark.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / INTERNATIONAL / HARVESTER / 4581115”
Gas Cylinder Screw: “NHC IHC” – An International Harvester part (page 115 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6rd Edition).
Trigger Group: “IHC D6528290” – An International Harvester part (page 90).
Hammer: “IHC C5546008”– An International Harvester part (page 98).
Safety: IHC – An International Harvester part (page 104).
Follower: None – Used by International Harvester and others (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “D6528291-J” – Correct for a 1954 International Harvester M1 Garand (page 30).
Op Rod: “D6535382 IHC” – An International Harvester part (page 72).
Bolt: “6528287 IHC / E20” – An International Harvester part (page 52).
Barrel: “P” twice, “LMR” (Line Material Company of Birmingham, Alabama), “D6535448”, “2 54”, “A 30”, “M” and with a Defense Eagle acceptance stamp – LMR provided barrels for International Harvester (pages 63 – 65).
The stock and sight 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. The windage knob is marked “LEFT arrow” twice. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of 2 and “NI C”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The left side of the buttstock is marked with an Ordnance Department “crossed cannons” cartouche above the trigger. The face of the grip is marked with a “circled P” proof.
The three piece hardwood stock has a pistol grip, metal nosecaps, stacking loop, two sling loops, and a metal buttplate with hinged metal door for storage in the butt. The refinished buttplate shows a few small scrapes. The wood shows several scrapes, scratches & compression marks. Some have damaged small portions of surface wood. The most prominent marks are under the left side of the receiver. The LOP measures 13 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine overall condition as refinished.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The lands are bright and the grooves are semi bright. The area near the muzzle is light grey. The rifling is deep. There is frosting near the muzzle. The bore shows an M.E. of 1.8. The throat shows a T.E. of 2.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 94% of its metal finish. The gas tube has been refinished. The barrel & gas tube show a few scrapes & small scratches. The receiver shows light scrapes as well as an area of thinning on the left side. The front of the bolt and right side of the receiver show thinning from cycling. The metal shows other handling marks as well as light thinning on the leading edges of the metal. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition.
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: The rifle comes with a green canvas sling. It is marked “1149” and with a blurred stamping that appears to read “MRT / JAN 1964”. It shows discoloration on the canvas as well as oxidation & scrapes on the metal. It is in about Very Good plus condition.
Our Assessment: This is a matching International Harvester M1 Garand. The rifle uses an LMR barrel. Line Material Company of Birmingham, Alabama provided barrels for International Harvester.