Century International Arms M1 Garand CAI .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle

SOLD FOR: $1276

LSB#: 210630GU09

Make: Century International Arms (CAI)

Model: M1 Garand

Serial Number: M1 04650

Year of Manufacture: Modern Receiver. Barrel Date: 4-52

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Clip Fed Internal Magazine

Receiver Left Side: “M1 04650 / M-1 RIFLE CAL. 30-06 / MADE IN THE U.S.A. BY C.A.I. ST. ALBANS VT.”
Trigger Group: “D28290-2-SA”- A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C46008-3 SA”– A Springfield part (page 98).
Safety: “SA-11” – A Springfield part (page 103).
Follower: “12” – A Springfield part (page 83).
Op Rod: “6535382 SA” – A Springfield part (page 71).
Barrel: “S-A-4-52” and “P” – A Springfield part (page 63 – 64).
Bolt: “6528287-SA / Z-3-A” – 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 set between 2 protective ears. The windage knob is marked “LEFT arrow” twice. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of 2 and “WC E”.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a pistol grip, metal nose caps,  stacking loop, 2 sling loops, and a metal buttplate with hinged metal door for storage in the buttstock. The refinished buttplate shows scrapes & scratches. The top rear of the handguard shows a repaired crack. The wood shows scrapes, scratches & compression marks. Most of 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 Plus overall condition as refurbished.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original Receiver & Barrel. Refinished Parts

Bore Condition: The lands are bright, the grooves are semi bright, and the rifling is deep. There is fouling and light intermittent erosion in the grooves. The fouling should clean up some. The bore shows an M.E. of 2.2. The throat shows a T.E. of 5.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. The trigger guard has surface erosion showing through the new finish. The barrel & gas tube show scrapes and small scratches. The remaining metal shows scuffs, light scrapes, and thinning on the leading edges of the metal. The right side of the receiver shows some thinning consistent with cycling. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus 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 M1 Garand was built on a modern Century International Arms receiver. It was built with lots of Springfield marked USGI parts including a 1952 dated Springfield barrel. This Century M1 Garand looks good and can do lots of work at the range.

Century International Arms M1 Garand CAI .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle
Century International Arms M1 Garand CAI .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle