SOLD FOR: $1530
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 1222627
Year of Manufacture: August, 1942 (page 186 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). Barrel Date: July, 1944
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 / 1222627”
Trigger Group: “D28290-12-SA”- A Springfield 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).
Safety: “C46015-9SA – A Springfield part (page 103).
Follower: “11” – Used by Winchester & Springfield (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “D 28291-2” –Correct for the Winchester serial number range (page 29).
Op Rod: “D35382-6SA.” – A Springfield part (page 71).
Barrel: “3 S A 7 44”– A Springfield part (pages 61-63).
Bolt: “D28287-12SA / W9B” – 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 partial “boxed” Springfield inspectors cartouche containing “S.A. / EMcF”. This is next to “crossed cannons” and a small stamping. The bottom of the grip is marked with a “circled P” proof and a rack number “A / 44”.
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 light scrapes, soiling and some oxidation. The front handguard is lighter in color than the body of the stock. The wood shows several scrapes, scratches and compression marks. Many have damaged small portions of the surface wood. These marks have been oiled over. 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 muzzle and grooves are grey. The rifling is well defined. There is erosion throughout the bore. More prominent in the grooves. The bore shows an M.E. of 3.2. The throat shows a T.E. of 5.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 93% of its metal finish as refinished. The metal shows scrapes & small scratches as well as light thinning on the leading edges of the metal. The right receiver leg shows scrapes & light thinning. The rear of the receiver shows discoloration. The right side of the receiver and front of the bolt show a thinning consistent with cycling. Most of the markings are deep. The receiver markings are well defined. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.
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 in its original shipping box. It is marked with postage from the “ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT” in “ANNISTON ALABAMA”. This indicates that the rifle was initially purchased through the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). The box has excess tape on it. It shows soiling, discoloration and small tears. Overall it is in about Good condition. The rifle has a green canvas sling attached. It shows scrapes & oxidation on the metal. It is in about Very Good Plus condition.
The rifle comes with accessories that include 4 clips, a leather sling and a cleaning case that can be attached to a belt. These items are in Fine condition. A field manual is included. It shows discoloration and is in about Very Good Plus condition. The rifle also comes with a Taiwanese M1 Bayonet & Scabbard. The base of the bayonet blade is marked “60-6 / KS”. The bayonet shows scrapes and is in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition. The scabbard has been painted and the markings are faded. It shows scrapes and scratches. It is in about Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: This Winchester M1 Garand was made back in 1942. It appears to have been purchased through the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) prior to being refinished. We do not have a CMP Certificate of Authenticity so we cannot be certain of its origin. The rifle comes in its original shipping box. It comes with other accessories including a sling, clips and a Tiwanese M1 Bayonet & Scabbard.