SOLD FOR: $1200
Make: Harrington & Richardson (H&R) Arms Company
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 5599624
Year of Manufacture: 1954. Barrel Date: March, 1955
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 / H. & R. ARMS CO. / 5599624”
Trigger Group: “6528290 IHC / K”- An International Harvester part (page 89 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “5546008 IHC”– An International Harvester part (page 97).
Safety: “F” – An International Harvester part (page 104).
Follower: “11” – Used Springfield & Winchester (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “F” and “6528291” – Correct for a 1954 H&R M1 Garand (page 29).
Op Rod: “635382 HRA” – A Harrington & Richardson part (page 71).
Bolt: “6528287 HRA / .U.”- A Harrington & Richardson part subcontracted by Underwood (page 53).
Barrel:“HRA 6535448 3 55 RS46”, “M” twice, “X” and with a partial Defense “Eagle” acceptance stamp – A Harrington & Richardson part (page 63).
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. The windage knob is marked “LEFT arrow” twice and “DRC”. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “WC E”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The face of the grip is marked with a “P” proof.
The oil stained hardwood stock has a pistol grip, metal nosecaps, stacking loop, two sling loops and a metal buttplate with hinged metal door for storage in the buttstock. The buttplate shows numerous scapes & scratches as well as thinning. The wood shows numerous scrapes, scratches and compression marks. Several have damaged small portions of surface wood. The sides of the stock have been lightly sanded. 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 bore is bright; light grey near the muzzle. The rifling is deep. There is frosting in the grooves near the muzzle. The bore has an M.E. of 2. The throat has a T.E. of 3.
Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 97% of its finish. The metal shows scrapes, small scratches and light thinning on the leading edges of the metal. The right side of the receiver & front of the bolt bolt show light thinning consistent with cycling. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus 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 with a leather sling and 7 M1 Garand clips; six 8 round clips and one 5 round clip. The sling is marked “JOHN FIELDS / STAYTON, OR”. It shows light scrapes & surface creasing. Overall it is in about Fine condition. The clips show scuffs & scrapes. Overall they are in about Very Good Plus condition.
Our Assessment: This Harrington & Richardson Arms M1 Garand was made back in 1954. It uses mostly Harrington & Richardson parts that have clear markings. At some point the trigger group was replaced with an International Harvester trigger group and the follower was replaced. This is a nice looking M1 Garand that deserves a place in your safe.