SOLD FOR: $1325
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1 Garand. Rebuilt by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP)
Serial Number: 3867031
Year of Manufacture: June, 1945 (page 185 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). Barrel Date: June, 1945
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed
Markings: There is no import mark.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 3867031”
Trigger Group: “D28290-12-SA”- A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C46008-2 SA”– A Springfield part (page 98).
Safety: “C46015-9SA” – A Springfield part. (page 103).
Follower: “13” – Used by Springfield & Winchester (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “Z 2 B, “C” and “D 28291 35” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 29).
Op Rod: “D35382 9 SA” – A Springfield part (page 71).
Barrel: “1-S-A-45” – A Springfield part (page 63 – 64).
Bolt: “D28287-19SA / A-10” – 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 of the front sight post has paint on it. The rear sight is a fully adjustable aperture sight set between two protective wings. The windage knob is marked “LEFT arrow” twice and “DRC”. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “NIC” on the edge.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The left side of the new production hardwood stock, above the trigger, is marked with a faded Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) cartouche “CMP / eagle in a box”.
The stock has a pistol grip, metal nose caps, stacking loop, two sling loops and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage in the butt. The buttplate shows light scrapes. The wood shows various scuffs, light scrapes, and compression marks. The belly of the stock is missing a small chip of wood at the magazine floor plate. The LOP measures 13 1/4 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: Original to CMP Rebuild
Bore Condition: The bore is semi bright. The grooves near the muzzle are grey. There is fouling and intermittent light erosion in the grooves near the muzzle. The fouling should clean up some. The bore shows an M.E. of 1.5. The throat shows a T.E. of 3.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 92% of its metal finish. The metal shows small scrapes, light scratches and thinning on the leading edges of the metal. The gas tube shows scrapes, thinning and light surface erosion. The right side of the receiver and front of the bolt show some thinning from cycling. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition.
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 has a green canvas sling attached. The canvas shows discoloration, ink stains, and creasing. The metal shows scrapes. Overall the sling is in about Very Good Plus condition. The rifle comes with a CMP Certificate of Authenticity that is marked “M1 Garand” and with the rifle’s serial number. It is in about Excellent condition. The rifle also comes with a CMP armorer’s tag; see photos.
Our Assessment: This WWII Springfield Armory M1 Garand was made back in 1945. It has since been rebuilt by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) using all Springfield parts and a new production stock. It is in nice shape but would look even better if the gas tube were replaced.The rifle comes with a CMP Certificate.