SOLD FOR: $1425
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 2106272
Year of Manufacture: November, 1943 (page 184 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). Barrel Date: November, 1943
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 / 2106272” Trigger Group: “D28290-12-SA”- A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C46008-5-SA” – A Springfield part (page 98).
Safety: “SA-11” – A Springfield part (page 103).
Follower: “8” – A Springfield part (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “B 16 diamond”, “QQ” and “D 28291-30 SA” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 29).
Op Rod: “D35382 6 SA” – A Springfield part (page 71).
Barrel: “3-S-A-11-43” – A Springfield part (pages 63 – 65).
Bolt:“D28287 19SA / A-8”- 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 “crossed cannons” cartouche and a “boxed” Springfield Ordnance cartouche “S.A. / G.A.W.”. The Springfield cartouche is the correct cartouche for the Springfield serial number (page 134). The face of the grip is marked with a “circled P” proof. The bottom of the grip is marked with a small “cross cannons” cartouche.
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 & scratches as well as discoloration. The body of the stock is missing a piece of edge wood next to the right side of the sling loop band. The wood shows scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. 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: Refinished
Bore Condition: The lands are bright. The grooves are intermittently semi bright and light grey. The rifling is deep. There is fouling and intermittent erosion in the grooves. The bore shows an M.E. of 4. The throat shows a T.E. of 4.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish as refinished. The right receiver leg has pin prick surface erosion showing through the new finish. The op rod has a small amount of pin prick surface erosion showing through the finish. The metal shows scuffs, light scrapes and small handling marks. The gas tube shows scrapes & some thinning. The right side of the receiver and front of the bolt show light thinning consistent with cycling the action. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus condition as refinished.
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: None
Our Assessment: This Springfield Armory M1 Garand was made back in 1943. At some point it was rebuilt & refinished but still retains nice markings on the metal and on the wood. It uses all Springfield parts including its original 1943 dated Springfield barrel. This is a nice looking M1 Garand for your collection.