Springfield M1D Garand Sniper .30-06 Semi Auto Rifle Scope CMP Case C&R

SOLD FOR: $3900

LSB#: 210907BW14

Make: Springfield

Model: M1D Garand Sniper

Serial Number: 2068586

Year of Manufacture: October, 1943  (page 185 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition) Barrel Date: January, 1952

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi Auto, En Block Clip Fed

Markings: There is no import mark.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD ARMORY / 2068586”
Trigger Group: “D28290-12-SA – A Springfield part (page 89 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C46008-6 SA”– A Springfield part (page 97).
Safety: “SA-11” – A Springfield part (page 104).
Follower:”11”- Used by Springfield & Winchester (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “B 1 5 A diamond”, “P” and “D28291-30” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 29).
Receiver Leg (electro pencil): “BA4 / 8-65” – Indicates an August, 1965 Rebuild at the Anniston Arsenal; not Benicia. Benicia Arsenal was closed in 1964. “A4” is an Anniston code. At some point the Anniston codes were given a “B” prefix.
Op Rod: “D35382 6 SA” – A Springfield part (page 71).
Bolt: “D28287-2SA / REP2”- A Springfield part (page 52).
Barrel:“-D7312555 M-1D-A160-” on top and “S-A-1-52” on the right – Correct drawing number and location for a Springfield M1D barrel of this date.
The stock, sights and scope assembly 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 protective wings. The windage knob is marked “LEFT arrow” twice, “WH” and “SA”. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two.
The scope attaches to the rifle with a two piece hinged mount. The mount has an included screw with an oversized head that mates with the base installed on the barrel. The scope is an M84 2.2 power that uses a thin post reticle. The scope appears to have been refurbished or repaired in the past as it no longer has a tapered post reticle (this is common). The scope has a sliding sunshade on the front of the tube and a rubber eyepiece on the rear. It has two adjustment knobs under metal flip caps that turn. The top knob is marked “0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9”. The side knob is marked “20 15 10 5 R 0 L 5 10 15 20”. The scope plate is marked “TELESCOPE / M84 / SERIAL NO. 35699”.  The sun shade shows scrapes and discoloration. The rubber eye piece shows several scrapes and scuffs. The metal shows scrapes, scuffs, and a few scratches. The view is mostly clear but does show a few small black flecks as well as a small fiber near the top edge. Overall the scope assembly is in about Very Good Plus condition.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The left side of the stock, above the trigger, is marked with a “boxed” Springfield Arsenal Rebuild stamp “SA / GAW” which is correct for the rifle’s serial number (page 134). It is next to an Ordnance Department “crossed cannons” cartouche.  The face of the grip is marked with a “P” proof. The left side of the butt is stamped “10”.
The three piece oil finished stock has a pistol grip, metal nose caps, two sling loops, stacking loop and a metal buttplate with a hinged door for storage. The refinished buttplate has small scratches & small dents showing through the finish. It shows several scrapes. The wood shows several scrapes, scratches and compression marks. Some have damaged small portions of the surface wood. These marks have been oiled over. A leather cheek piece is installed. 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 to Rebuild

Bore Condition: The bore is bright; semi bright near the muzzle. The rifling is deep. There is no erosion. The bore shows an M.E. of 2. The throat shows a T.E. of 1.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The barrel and bottom metal show scrapes & scratches. The remaining metal shows scuffs & handling marks. The front of the receiver and front of the barrel show discoloration. The right side of the receiver shows light thinning from cycling. The markings are deep. 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 an M84 scope assembly; see above. The rifle comes in a Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) hard case. The rifle comes with a manual, CMP redemption card, canvas sling, leather cheek piece, and an 8 round clip. The manual & CMP card are in about Fine condition. The sling shows light discoloration on the canvas as well as scrapes & oxidation on the metal. Overall it is in about Very Good Plus condition. The leather cheek piece uses leather lacing and a screw along the bottom to secure it to the rifle. It shows discoloration, light creasing, and light compression marks. It is in about Very Good Plus condition. The metal clip shows scrapes & oxidation. It is in about Good condition.
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 small compression marks and a few small tears. The case has 3 latches (one of the original 4 latches is missing) and 3 reinforced locking holes. The cases show several scuffs, scrapes and small scratches. Overall the case is in about Very Good condition.

Our Assessment: This Springfield M1D Garand Sniper Rifle was originally built back in 1943. In 1965 it was rebuilt at the Anniston Arsenal and is marked accordingly on the receiver leg. This M1D comes in a Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) hard case. It also comes with a CMP issued owner’s manual and CMP redemption card. This M1D Garand Sniper was probably purchased through the CMP, but we cannot be sure as there is no CMP Certificate of Authenticity. The Springfield Armory M1D barrel is marked properly with the correct drawing number and date on the top & side of the barrel. This M1D uses all Springfield parts and will add nicely to a Military or WWII collection.
Here is some M1D information from Scott Duff (who literally wrote the book on the M1 Garand) over at scott-duff.com/the-m1d-sniper-rifle/:
“As all M1D rifles were rebuilt rifles, the receiver may be of any manufacture and of any serial number produced prior to the date of the rebuild. The same applies to the individual components, any part made prior to the date of the rebuild is correct. All M1D barrels were made by Springfield Armory. The earliest observed M1D barrel is dated 5-51. M1D barrels have been counterfeited and merit careful examination. Nearly all M1D barrels were stamped with drawing number D7312555. M1D barrels manufactured through the fall of 1952 had the drawing number stamped on the top, underneath the rear hand guard. M1D barrels manufactured after the fall of 1952 had the drawing number stamped on the right side, adjacent to the date. The total number of service grade rifles converted by the military to M1D configuration is unknown. However, it is certain that well over 10,000 were converted. No less than 5,000 M1Ds were sold or given to foreign nations. In 1993 and 1994 over 6,000 M1D rifles were deemed obsolete and destroyed under orders from the Secretary of the Army. Beginning in 1995, M1D rifles were sold by the Director of Civilian Marksmanship (DCM), the forerunner to the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), to qualified individuals.”

Springfield M1D Garand Sniper .30-06 Semi Auto Rifle Scope CMP Case C&R
Springfield M1D Garand Sniper .30-06 Semi Auto Rifle Scope CMP Case C&R