SOLD FOR: $1702
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 2414929
Year of Manufacture: April, 1944 (page 186 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). Barrel Date: May, 1946
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 / 2414929”
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: “W.R.A.-1” partially visible & marked on the lower left side – A Winchester part (page 103).
Follower: Unmarked – Used by Winchester others (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “D 28291-2” –Appears correct for the Winchester serial number range (page 29).
Op Rod: “D35382-SA.” – A Springfield part (page 71).
Barrel: “P” and “S-A-5-46”– A Springfield part (pages 61-63).
Bolt: “D28287-1 W.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 sight set between two protective wings. The windage knob is marked “left arrow” twice and “DRC”. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “S SI”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: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 spots of oxidation. 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 overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The muzzle and grooves are light grey. The rifling is deep. There is fouling and intermittent light erosion at the muzzle and in the grooves. The bore shows an M.E. of 1.5. The throat shows a T.E. of 3.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. A few small parts were refinished during the rebuild. The trigger group (under the wood) has surface erosion showing through the new finish. The barrel and gas tube show scrapes & scratches. The top of the barrel shows light thinning. The receiver shows a freckling of oxidation. The bottom metal shows a few thin scratches and light thinning. The right side of the receiver shows a light thinning consistent with cycling. Most of the markings are deep. The receiver markings are well defined. 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 Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) hardcase, a CMP Certificate of Authenticity and promotional paperwork.
The green hard plastic CMP case is marked on both sides “CMP / www.theCMP.org” and with the CMP seal “stars / eagle holding arrows”. The interior of each case has foam pieces that show light compression marks and light soiling. The case has 4 latches and 3 reinforced locking holes. The cases show scrapes and small scratches. Overall the case is in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition.
The CMP certificate is marked with the rifle’s serial number and “Model: M1 Garand”. The certificate and promotional paperwork are in about Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: This Winchester M1 Garand was made back in 1944. At some point it was rebuilt but still uses lots of Wincherster parts. In 2006 the rifle was sold through the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and comes with a CMP hardcase and a CMP Certificate of Authenticity.