SOLD FOR: $1353
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 3604177
Year of Manufacture: March, 1945 (page 185 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). Barrel Date: March, 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 / 3604177”
Trigger Group: “D28290-5-SA”- A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C46008-7 SA.”– A Springfield part (page 98).
Safety: “SA-11” – A Springfield part (page 103).
Follower: “12” – A Springfield part (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “O 8 0” and “D 28291-35” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 29).
Op Rod: “D35382 13 SA” – A Springfield part (page 71).
Barrel: “1-S A-3-45” – A Springfield part (page 63-64).
Bolt: “D28287-12SA / W98” – 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 “UP arrow DOWN arrow / BATTLE triangle RANGE”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The left side of the stock (above the trigger) is marked with a “boxed” Springfield cartouche “S.A. / S.H.M.”. This is the correct Springfield cartouche for the serial number (page 134). The face of the grip is marked with a “P” proof and a “circled P” proof. The left side of the butt is marked “AN” which is an Arsenal Rebuild stamp from the Anniston Arsenal (page 135).
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 small small scratches, pin prick surface erosion and discoloration. The top rear of the handguard shows a hairline crack that flexes slightly when pressure is applied. The wood shows several scrapes, scratches and compression marks. Many have damaged small portions of the surface wood. The left side of the stock shows a small circular indentation above the trigger. There is tape residue on the butt. 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 overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original to Arsenal Rebuild
Bore Condition: The muzzle & grooves are grey. The rifling is deep. There is fouling and intermittent erosion in the grooves. The fouling should clean up some. The bore shows an M.E. of 2.2. The throat shows a T.E. of 3.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The metal shows scuffs, light scrapes and areas of light discoloration. The top of the barrel and rear sight cover show scrapes. The markings are deep. The top right edge of the receiver shows a line of thinning consistent with cycling. 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 comes with a Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Certificate of Authenticity. It lists the rifle’s serial number and a “Oct 25, 2019” sale date. It shows some light soiling. Overall certificate is in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition. The rifle also comes with an M1 Garand manual. The cover shows areas of soiling. Overall it is in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This M1 Garand was originally made back in 1945. It was eventually Arsenal Rebuilt at the Anniston Arenal but still uses all Springfield parts. In 2000 it was sold by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and comes with a CMP Certificate of Authenticity. This M1 Garand was most likely put to good use during WWII. It will add to your collection.