SOLD FOR: $2525
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 1211193
Year of Manufacture: July, 1942 (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 / 1211193”
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: “W.R.A.-1” partially visible & marked on the lower left side – A Winchester part (page 103).
Follower: “11” – Used by Winchester and Springfield (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: “10” and with what appears to be a partially stamped “PW in an oval” Winchester proof mark – A Winchester part (pages 61-63).
Bolt: “D28287-1 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 “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” Winchester Ordnance cartouche “WRA / GHD” (page 134). These two marks have been restamped. 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 small scrapes & scratches as well as discoloration. The rear handguard shows repaired cracks at the front & rear. The cracks do not flex when pressure is applied. The wood shows light scrapes & small scratches. 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 Fine overall condition as refurbished.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The lands are bright, the grooves are semi bright and the rifling is deep. There is fouling and intermittent light erosion in the grooves near the muzzle. The bore shows an M.E. of 2.7. The throat shows a T.E. of 3.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish as refinished. The metal shows scuffs & light scrapes.The receiver has oxidation and some pin prick surface erosion showing through the finish. The receiver also shows discoloration. The top right edge of the receiver shows a line of thinning consistent with cycling. Most of the receiver markings are well defined; some are faded. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine 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 an unmarked brown leather sling. It shows discoloration, creasing and surface cracks on the leather. The metal shows scrapes & oxidation. Overall it is in about Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: This Winchester M1 Garand was made back in 1942. Its metal & wood have been refinished so it looks nice for a WWII rifle that is almost 80 years old. This Garand uses all Winchester parts. The Winchester proof mark on the barrel is only partially stamped, but based on its location and shape, we believe it to be the correct “PW in an oval” marking.