SOLD FOR: $1525
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 939136
Year of Manufacture: October, 1942 (page 185 of Joe Poyer’s book, M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). Barrel Date: January, 1955
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed
Markings: There is no visible import mark.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 939136”
Trigger Group: “D28290-14-SA”- A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C46008-2 SA”– A Springfield part (page 98).
Trigger Guard: “C-46025-1-SA” -A Springfield part (page 92).
Safety: “SA-11 – A Springfield part (page 103).
Follower: Unmarked – Used by Springfield & others (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “R 29”, “H” and “D 28291-17” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 29).
Op Rod: “6535382 HRA” – A Harrington & Richardson part (page 71).
Barrel: “SA F6535448 1 55 A217B”, “M”, “P” and with a Defense “Eagle” acceptance stamp – A Springfield part (page 63 – 64).
Bolt: “D28287-19SA / A-10” – 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 face of the grip is marked with a “circled P” proof. The left side of the stock, above the trigger, is marked with a Defense “Eagle” acceptance stamp.
The hardwood stock has a pistol grip, metal nose caps, a stacking loop, two sling loops, and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage in the butt. The buttplate shows some small scrapes. The wood shows several scrapes & scratches which have been oiled over. 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 Very Good Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original to Rebuild
Bore Condition: The lands are bright, the grooves are semi bright and the rifling is deep. There is fouling around the gas port hole which should clean up. There is no erosion. The bore shows an M.E. of 0.8. The throat shows a T.E. of 2.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The bottom metal has some light surface erosion showing through the new finish. The rear of the receiver also shows discoloration due to refinishing. The metal shows scuffs, scrapes, a few small scratches and light thinning on the leading edges of the metal. The most prominent marks are on the gas tube. The right side of the receiver and the bolt both show some thinning consistent with cycling. The markings on the metal 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: None
Our Assessment: This Springfield Armory M1 Garand was made back in 1942. At some point the rifle was rebuilt using mostly Springfield parts including a 1955 dated Springfield barrel. The rifle looks great and has a strong right bore. It should be fun to shoot and will add to your Military or WWII collection.