Sold For: $1895
Make: Harrington & Richardson (H&R) Arms Company
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 5667113
Year of Manufacture: 1954-1956. Barrel Date: August, 1955
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed
Markings: There is no visible import mark. The gas cylinder lock screw is marked “HRA” which is a Harrington & Richardson part (page 115 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL .30 M1 / H. & R. ARMS CO. / 5667113”
Trigger Group: “6528290—HRA N”- Correct for serial number (page 90).
Hammer: “HRA 5546008”– Correct for serial number (page 97).
Safety: “HRA” – Correct for serial number (page 104).
Follower: unmarked – Correct for serial number (page 84).
Receiver Leg: “A” and “6522891” – Correct for a 1954 H&R M1 Garand (page 30).
Op Rod: “635382 HRA” – Correct for serial number (page 72).
Bolt: “6528287 HRA / .U.”- Correct for serial number. An HRA bolt made by Underwood (page 53).
Barrel: “Y”, “HRA 6535448 8-55 RS52”, “M”, “P” and with a Defense “Eagle” Acceptance stamp – Correct for an H&R barrel (page 63).
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. The windage knob is marked “LEFT arrow” twice and “HRA-W near the center. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “HR A”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The left side of the new production stock is marked with “boxed” a CMP cartouche containing “CMP / eagle holding arrows”.
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 a few small scrapes. The wood shows a few small handling marks. The LOP measures 13 ¼ inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original to CMP Rebuild
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright. The grooves near the muzzle are semi bright. There is some fouling in the grooves near the muzzle which should clean up some. There is no visible erosion. The bore has an M.E. of 1.2. The throat has a T.E. of 2.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The gas tube and trigger guard show scrapes & small scratches. The right side of the receiver & front of the bolt show light thinning consistent with cycling the action. The metal shows other small scrapes, scuffs & handling marks. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about 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 in a green hard plastic case that is marked on both sides with “stars & stripes”, “CMP / www.theCMP.org”, the CMP seal “stars / eagle holding arrows”, and with other information. The interior of the case has foam pieces that show a few small surface tears, compression, and light soiling from use. The case has 4 latches and 3 reinforced locking holes. The case shows scrapes, scratches, and a few small areas of discoloration. It is in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition. The rifle comes with a “Certificate of Authenticity” from the “CIVILIAN MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAM”. It lists the rifle’s serial number. It is in about Excellent condition. The rifle comes with an M1 Garand owner’s manual. It is in about Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: This is an all matching Harrington & Richardson M1 Garand. It was rebuilt by and sold through the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP).