Springfield M1 Garand .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle MFD 1944 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1125

LSB#: 210811MT08

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M1 Garand

Serial Number: 3101962

Year of Manufacture: August, 1944 (page 185 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). Barrel Date: October, 1965

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed

Markings: The import mark on the right side of the barrel reads “BLUE SKY/ARLINGTON, VA”.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 3101962”
Trigger Group: “D28290-12-SA”- A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C46008-8 SA”– A Springfield part (page 98).
Safety: “C46015-6SA – A Springfield part (page 103).
Follower: “11” – Used by Springfield & Winchester (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “466” in ink” and “D 28291 35” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 29).
Op Rod: “D35382 SA” – A Springfield part (page 71).
Barrel: “SA F6535448”, “10-65 MD48”, “P”, “M”, and with a Defense “Eagle” acceptance stamp – A Springfield part (page 63 – 64).
Bolt: “D28287-12SA / B3” – 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 and “DRC”. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “NI C” on the edge.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The face of the grip is marked “P”. The bottom of the grip is marked “466” in ink. 
The 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 refinished buttplate has surface erosion showing through the finish. It also shows scrapes. Both sides of the butt and the bottom of the grip have had markings and wood finish removed. The wood shows numerous scrapes, scratches and compression marks. Several 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 Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The muzzle and grooves are grey. The rifling is deep; shallow at the muzzle. There is fouling and erosion in the grooves. The fouling should clean up a bit. The bore shows an M.E. of more than 5. Our gauge tops out at 5. The throat shows a T.E. of 3.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish as refinished. The receiver has surface erosion showing through the new finish. The metal shows scrapes, scuffs and handling marks. The right side of the receiver and front of the bolt show light thinning from cycling. The receiver markings are well defined. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition as refinished.

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 1944. After WWII it saw service in a U.S. friendly country. The rifle was eventually imported back into the U.S. for sales to the civilian market and is marked accordingly on the barrel. The rifle has been rebuilt using Springfield marked parts. The rifle was refinished during the rebuild.

Springfield M1 Garand .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle MFD 1944 C&R
Springfield M1 Garand .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle MFD 1944 C&R