SOLD FOR: $3185
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 1602452
Year of Manufacture: August, 1943 (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. The gas cylinder lock screw is marked “P hexagone” which is a Winchester part (page 115 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK / 1602452”
Trigger Group: “D28290-W.R.A.”- Correct for the Winchester serial number (page 90).
Hammer: “C46008-1-W.R.A” marked on the side – Correct for the Winchester serial number (page 98).
Trigger Guard: “C46025 W.R.A.” – Correct for the Winchester serial number (page 92).
Safety: “W.R.A.-1” partially visible & marked on the lower left side – Correct for the Winchester serial number (page 103).
Follower: “13” – Correct for the Winchester serial number (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “D28291WIN-13” –Correct for the Winchester serial number (page 29).
Op Rod: “D35382-WRA.” – Correct for the Winchester serial number (page 71). The beginning of the number was lost to the radius cut made during an arsenal rebuild.
Barrel: “P” and with a Winchester “PW in an oval” proof – A Winchester part (pages 61-63).
Bolt: “D28287-1W.R.A.” – Correct for the Winchester serial number (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 left side of the stock above the trigger is marked with a “boxed” Winchester inspector’s cartouche containing “W..R.A / G.H.D.” next to “crossed cannons”. The inspector’s cartouche is correct for the Winchester serial number (page 134). The bottom 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 from oxidation. The wood shows scrapes, scratches and compression marks. Some 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 Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The lands are bright, the grooves are semi bright and the rifling is deep. There is fouling in the grooves which should clean up some. There is no visible erosion. The bore shows an M.E. of 1.2. The throat shows a T.E. of 2.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The gas cylinder lock shows scrapes & thinning. The metal shows scuffs and light scrapes. The right side of the receiver and front of the bolt show some light thinning from cycling. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine 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 has a green canvas sling attached. It shows soiling & discoloration on the canvas as well as oxidation on the metal. Overall it is in about Very Good Plus condition.
There are cleaning tools stored in the butt. They include a plastic oiler tube, plastic grease pot, an M10 combination tool and a 5 piece cleaning rod in a green canvas pouch. These items show soiling, scrapes and oil residue. The canvas pouch also shows 2 small tears. These items are in about Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: This Winchester M1 Garand was made back in 1943. It is in great shape for its age with deep markings and a strong bore. The rifle uses all Winchester parts that are correct for the rifle’s serial number. This is a Nice looking collectible rifle that will make a collector smile. Good luck.