SOLD FOR: $1175
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 1574262
Year of Manufacture: May, 1943. Barrel Date: September, 1951
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed
Markings: The partial import mark on the barrel reads “BLUE SKY/ARLINGTO”.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 1574262”
Trigger Group: “28290-HRA N”- A Harington and Richardson part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “SA C5546008”– A Springfield part (page 98).
Safety: “SA-11” – A Springfield part (page 103).
Follower: “12” – A Springfield part (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “B 6 A diamond” “P”, and “D 28291 27” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 29). Also marked “BA4 / 4-66” under the new finish. This is an Arsenal Rebuild mark from the Anniston Arsenal in April of 1966. Not Benicia Arsenal. Benicia closed in 1963.
Op Rod: “D35382 W.R.A.” – A Winchester part (page 71).
Barrel: “S-A-9-51” and “P” – A Springfield part (pages 61-63).
Bolt:“D28287-12 S.A. / 011A diamond”- 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 “NIC” on the edge.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The face of the grip is marked with a “P” proof and bottom is marked with a small “P” stamping.
The hardwood stock has a pistol grip, metal nose caps, a stacking loop, two sling loops and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage in the butt. The wood shows scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. Some of the marks have damaged 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 Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The lands are semi bright, the grooves are grey, and the rifling is deep. There is fouling and intermittent erosion in the grooves. The fouling should clean up some. The bore shows an M.E. of 3. The throat shows a T.E. of 4.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish as refinished. Surface erosion shows through the new finish on the clip latch. The rear of the receiver shows discoloration. The metal shows scuffs, light scrapes, a few small scratches. The right side of the receiver and front of the bolt show light thinning consistent with cycling the action. The markings are well defined. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine 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 1943. It was Arsenal Rebuilt at the Anniston Arsenal in April of 1966. It then served for a U.S. friendly country and was eventually imported back into the U.S. for sales to the civilian market. This M1 Garand has been refinished so it looks good and still has nice markings on the metal parts that include lots of Springfield part numbers.