SOLD FOR: $1825
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 1322943
Year of Manufacture: April, 1943 (page 186 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). No Barrel Date
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 / WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK / 1322943”
Trigger Group: “D28290-W.R.A.”- A Winchester part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C46008-1-W.R.A” marked on the side – A Winchester part (page 98).
Trigger Guard: “C46025 W.R.A.” – A Winchester part (page 92).
Safety: Unmarked with a flat top – A Springfield part (page 103).
Follower: “12” – A Springfield part (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “D 28291-2” –Correct for the Winchester serial number (page 29).
Op Rod: “D35382-W.R.A.” – A Winchester part (page 71).
Barrel: “PW in an oval” Winchester proof mark – A Winchester part (pages 61-63).
Bolt: “D28287-I W.R.A.” – A Winchester 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 “V arrow” twice and “PB”. This is an Italian Beretta part. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “V AR”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The face of the grip is marked with a faded “circled P” proof. The bottom of the grip is marked with a Raritan Arsenal Rebuild stamp “RA-P” (page 135 & 138).
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 scratches, tape residue and light surface erosion. The wood shows thin sanding marks from refinishing. The wood also shows scrapes, scratches and compression marks. Some have damaged small portions of the surface wood. 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: Refinished
Bore Condition: The lands are bright, the grooves are semi bright and the rifling is deep. The grooves near the muzzle show some fouling and intermittent light erosion. The bore shows an M.E. of 1.2. The throat shows a T.E. of 3.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish as refinished. The metal shows scuffs & light scrapes. The bottom metal has surface erosion showing through the finish. The op rod has light surface erosion showing through the finish. It also shows some oxidation. The gas tube shows scrapes & small scratches. The left side of the receiver shows spots of light surface erosion. Ther rear of the receiver shows discoloration. The right side of the receiver shows thinning consistent with cycling. The receiver markings are well defined. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus condition as refinished.
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 with a green canvas sling. The interior is marked with faded/blurred ink stampings. It shows light soiling & light discoloration on the canvas as well as scrapes & scratches on the metal. Overall it is in about Very Good Plus condition.
Our Assessment: This Winchester M1 Garand was made back in 1943. At some point the rifle was Arsenal Rebuilt and is marked with a Raritan Arsenal Rebuild stamp. The rifle has been refinished since the Arsenal Rebuild. This is a good looking M1 Garand that will add to your WWII collection and can do tons of work at the range.