SOLD FOR: $2301
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1 Garand.
This M1 Garand uses Springfield parts and all but one part is marked with the correct drawing number for the rifle’s serial number.
It is “Almost” Matching. See the Markings & Assessment sections below.
Serial Number: 6082239
Year of Manufacture: 1955-1957. Barrel Date: March, 1956
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 / 6082239” Trigger Group: “6528290-SA”- A Springfield part, correct for the serial number (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “SA D5546008” – A Springfield part, used for the previous block of serial numbers (page 98).
Safety: “SA-11” – A Springfield part, correct for the serial number (page 103).
Follower: Unmarked – A Springfield part, correct for the serial number (page 83); also used by the other 3 Garand manufacturers
Receiver Leg: “Z 1 4” and “F 6528291” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 29).
Op Rod: 6535382 SA – A Springfield part, correct for the serial number (page 71).
Barrel: “T”, “P” (in 3 places), “SA F6535448 3 56 A226B”, “M” and with a Defense “Eagle” Acceptance stamp – A Springfield part in the correct date range for the serial number (pages 63 – 65).
Bolt:“6528287 SA / A15”- A Springfield part, correct for the serial number (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 “SA”, “WH” and with “LEFT arrow” (twice). The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “B S”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The left side of the stock (above the trigger) is marked with a Defense “Eagle” Acceptance stamp. The face of the grip is marked with a “circled P” proof.
The hardwood 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 several small scrapes & small scratches. It also shows thinning and a patch of light surface erosion. The wood shows numerous scrapes, scratches and compression marks. Several have damaged small portions of the surface wood. The bottom of the grip shows a strip of discoloration. The LOP measures 13 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright. The grooves in the front third of the muzzle are light grey. The rifling is deep. The front third of the bore has fouling and intermittent light erosion in the grooves. The fouling should clean up some. The bore shows an M.E. of 1. The throat shows a T.E. of 2.7.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. The metal shows scuffs, light scrapes and small handling marks. The gas tube shows scrapes. The rear of the receiver shows thin scratches. The trigger guard, gas tube and the rear of the receiver show thinning on the edges. The right side of the receiver and front of the bolt show light thinning consistent with cycling the action. Most of the markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus 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 comes with an unmarked green canvas sling. The canvas shows light soiling. The metal shows scrapes & small scratches. Overall it is in about Very Good Plus condition.
Our Assessment: This Springfield Armory M1 Garand was made between 1955 and 1957; mostly likely 1956 due to the barrel date. It is “Almost Matching”. It uses Springfield parts and all but one is marked with the correct drawing number for the rifle’s serial number. The Springfield hammer is the only part that is slightly off. It is marked “SA D5546008” which was used for the previous block of Springfield serial numbers. The correct drawing number marking omits the “D”. It is likely that the rifle was originally assembled with the hammer, but we cannot list the rifle as “Matching” due to the discrepancy.