SOLD FOR: $1276
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1 Garand. This M1 Garand uses all Springfield parts. All but one of the drawing numbers is correct for the Springfield serial number.
Serial Number: 5835693
Year of Manufacture: 1955-1957. Barrel Date: March, 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 / 5835693”
Trigger Group: “6528290-SA”- Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “SA D5546008”– A Springfield part (page 98). Used for the previous serial number range.
Safety: “SA-11 – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 103).
Follower: “Unmarked” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “1 1”, and “F 652891” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 29).
Op Rod: “6535382 SA” –Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 71).
Barrel: “T”, “SA F6535448 3 55 A219B”, “M”, “P” (3 times) and with a Defense “Eagle” acceptance stamp – Correct for the Springfield serial number date range (page 63 – 64).
Bolt: “6528287-SA / A15” – Correct for the Springfield 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 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 “NI C”.
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, stacking loop, two sling loops, and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage in the butt. The buttplate shows small scrapes and has excess cosmoline on it. There is spilled paint on the butt. The wood shows numerous scrapes, scratches and compression marks which have been oiled over. Some have damaged or removed 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 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 near the muzzle which should clean up some. The bore shows an M.E. of 0.5. The throat shows a T.E. of 2.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The metal shows scuffs & light scrapes. The face of the gas tube and trigger guard show scrapes. The op rod shows thinning on the leading edges of the metal. The right side of the receiver and the bolt both show a small amount of light 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 Post WWII Springfield Armory M1 Garand was made sometime between 1955 and 1957. It uses all Springfield parts. All but one of the drawing numbers is correct for the Springfield serial number. The hammer is marked “SA D5546008”. This drawing number was used for the previous serial number range. The correct marking for the serial number omits the “D”; “SA 5546008”. This is a nice M1 Garand with a strong bright bore. It will add to your collection.