SOLD FOR: $1590
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 164376
Year of Manufacture: May, 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 / 164376”
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: “C46015-4W.R.A.” partially visible & marked on the lower left side – A Winchester part (page 103).
Follower: Unmarked – A Winchester part (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “D28291-2 –Appears correct for the Winchester serial number range (page 29).
Op Rod: “D35382-WRA.” – A Winchester part (page 71).
Barrel: “PW in an oval” Winchester proof – A Winchester part (pages 61-63).
Bolt: “D28287-1W.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 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 bottom of the butt is marked with a number that does not correlate to the serial number.
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 scrapes, small scratches, thinning and discoloration from oxidation. The wood shows numerous scrapes, scratches and compression marks. Several have damaged small portions of the surface wood. These marks have been oiled over. 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: Refinished
Bore Condition: The lands are bright, the grooves are grey and the rifling is deep. There is fouling and intermittent erosion in the grooves. The bore shows an M.E. of 3.2. The throat shows a T.E. of 3.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish as refinished. The left front of the receiver has surface erosion showing through the finish.The rear of the receiver shows discoloration. The gas cylinder tube shows scrapes, scratches & thinning. The right side of the receiver and front of the bolt show some light thinning from cycling. The metal shows other light scrapes & scuffs. The markings on the top of the receiver are well defined. The other markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good 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 has a green canvas sling attached. It shows light soiling & light discoloration on the canvas as well as light scrapes on the metal. Overall it is in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition.
There are cleaning tools stored in the butt. They include a metal oiler tube, plastic grease pot, and an M3 combination tool. The oiler contains a pull through thong, loop and brush. These items show soiling, scrapes and oil residue. The metal tube also shows discoloration from oxidation. These items are in about Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: This Winchester M1 Garand was made back in 1942. It has since been refinished but still has nice markings on the metal. This M1 Garand still uses all Winchester parts. This is a good looking Garand that will add to your collection and should be fun out at the range.