SOLD FOR : $2325.01
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 634948
Year of Manufacture: May, 1942 (page 184 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). Barrel Date: May, 1942
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 / 634948” Trigger Group: “D28290-2-SA”- A Springfield part, correct for the serial number (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C46008-7 SA” – A Springfield part (page 98).
Safety: “HRA” – A Harrington & Richardson part (page 103).
Follower: “8” – A Springfield part (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “C 1 5 A”, and “D 28291-17” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 29).
Op Rod: “D35382 3 SA” – A Springfield part (page 71).
Barrel: “S-A-5-42” – A Springfield part (pages 63 – 65).
Bolt:“D28287-12SA / RE6B”- 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 partial “boxed” Springfield Ordnance cartouche “S.A. / G.H.S.”, which is the correct cartouche for the Springfield serial number (page 134). The face of the grip is marked with a “circled P” proof. The right side of the but is marked with a “crossed 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. The buttplate shows several small scratches and light surface erosion. The wood shows numerous scrapes, scratches and compression marks. Several have damaged or removed small portions of the surface wood. The LOP measures 13 ¼ 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 to Rebuild
Bore Condition: The lands are bright and the grooves are semi bright. The grooves near the muzzle are light grey. The rifling is deep. There is fouling and intermittent light erosion in the grooves near the muzzle. The bore shows an M.E. of 3. The throat shows a T.E. of 3.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The gas tube has been refinished in black paint. Most of the black paint has been scraped off the gas tube. The metal shows scuffs, light scrapes & handling marks. The barrel shows scrapes, small scratches and light thinning. The right side of the receiver and front of the bolt show thinning consistent with cycling the action. The receiver legs show light thinning. The markings on the metal are deep. The stock markings are somewhat faded. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good 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: None
Our Assessment: This Springfield Armory M1 Garand was made back in 1942. At some point it was rebuilt but still retains nice markings on the metal and on the wood. This Garand uses mostly Springfield parts including a 1942 dated Springfield barrel. This is a good looking M1 Garand that should do well at the range.