SOLD FOR: $2125
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 372822
Year of Manufacture: October, 1941 (page 184 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). Barrel Date: October, 1941
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed
Markings: There is no import mark. The British Export mark on the barrel consists of a “crown / BNP” proof and “.30/06 2.494 inches 18 TONS PER square inch” (page 217 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 372822” Trigger Group: “D28290-5-SA”- A Springfield part, correct for the serial number (page 90).
Trigger Guard: “C-46025-3-SA” – A Springfield part, correct for the serial number (page 92).
Hammer: “C46008-2 SA” – A Springfield part, correct for the serial number (page 98).
Safety: “C46015-6SA” – A Springfield part, correct for the serial number (page 103).
Follower: “8” – A Springfield part, correct for the serial number (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “R E 4 A”, “WW” and “D 28291-13 SA” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 29).
Op Rod: “D35382 3 SA” – A Springfield part, correct for the serial number (page 71).
Barrel: “S-A 10-41” (upside down), “R” and with a partial “P” – A Springfield part in the proper date range for the serial number (pages 63 – 65). It is also marked with a partial British “crossed flags” proof.
Bolt:“D28287-2SA / RE4D”- 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 “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 “boxed” Springfield Ordnance cartouche “S.A. / G.H.S.”, which is the correct cartouche for the Springfield serial number (page 134). This is next to a restamped “cross cannons” cartouche. A non-USGI die was used to restamp this mark. 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 scrapes & discoloration. The wood shows scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. The most prominent marks are on the left side of the butt. The top of the hand guard shows hairline surface cracks. They appear to have been repaired as they do not flex when pressure is applied. 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 lands are bright and the grooves are semi bright. The rifling is deep. There is some fouling and light intermittent erosion in the grooves near the muzzle. The fouling should clean up some. The bore shows an M.E. of 0.0. The throat shows a T.E. of 0.5.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 94% of its metal finish. The gas tube assembly has had its finish removed. It shows scrapes. The metal shows scuffs, light scrapes and small handling marks. The right side of the receiver and front of the bolt show some thinning consistent with cycling the action. 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 comes with an unmarked canvas sling. It shows soiling & discoloration on the canvas as well as small scrapes on the metal. Overall it is in about Very Good Plus condition.
Our Assessment: This Springfield Armory M1 Garand was made back in 1941. It eventually made its way to England as part of the “Lend-Lease” program. After WWII it was imported back into the U.S. for sales to the civilian market. It uses Springfield parts with the correct drawing numbers for the rifle’s serial number. This M1 Garand is in nice shape with deep markings on the metal that include the British Export mark and 2 British proofs on the barrel. This British M1 Garand will add nicely to a Garand collection.