SOLD FOR: $3526.01
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1 Garand Navy MK2 MOD 1 (Mark 2 Model 1) Marine Corps Match Rifle. An M1 Garand converted to 7.62 NATO by the installation of a Military contract 7.62x51mm barrel. This rifle was converted by the United States Marine Corps.
Serial Number: X6000913
Year of Manufacture: 1955 – 1957. Barrel Date: December, 1965
Caliber: 7.62 NATO (7.62x51mm)
Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed
Markings: There is no import mark.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / X6000913”
Trigger Group: “6528290-SA” – A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). The bottom interior is marked with the last 4 digits of the serial number “0913”. This is common for M1 Garand Match rifles.
Hammer: “SA5546008-7 SA”– A Springfield part (page 98).
Safety: “HRA” –A Harrington & Richardson part (page 104).
Follower: Unmarked – Used by all 4 manufacturers (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “Z 1 6 A” and “F 6528291” –Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 29).
Op Rod: “NM” on top and “7790722-RA” – A Springfield National Match part (page 71).
Bolt: “6528287-SA / US1” – A Springfield part (page 53).
Barrel:“SA 11010457”, “SPL 12 65 MD54”, “P”, “M”, and “7.62 MM” – A Springfield barrel (pages 61-63) chambered in 7.62 NATO. For more detailed information on the markings see page 582 to 585 of Bruce Canfield’s book, The M1 Garand Rifle.
Gas Tube: “NM” on the bottom rear. A National Match part.
The stock and sights are described below.
Barrel Length: Approximately 24 Inches
Sights / Optics: The top right of the receiver, next to the windage knob, has been drilled and filled to install a spring & plunger. This allows half-minute adjustments. This was done as part of the U.S.M.C. 7.62 Match Rifle conversion (page 584 of Bruce Canfield’s book, The M1 Garand Rifle).
The rifle has National Match sights installed. The right side of the front sight is marked “NM / 062”. The top of the aperture is marked “595”. The face of the aperture’s riser is marked “NM”. The windage knob is marked “NM”.
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 “BME”. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “WC E”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The bottom of the grip is marked with a “circled P” proof and a small stamping. The left side of the stock, above the trigger, is marked with a Defense “Eagle” acceptance stamp.
The front and rear handguard are glued to the lower band making them a single unit. This was done as part of the U.S.M.C. 7.62 Match Rifle conversion (page 584 of Bruce Canfield’s book, The M1 Garand Rifle).
The top and bottom of the stock have each been built up with bedding compound to tightly fit the receiver and trigger group.
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 butttplate shows scrapes. The wood shows various scrapes, scratches and compression marks. Some have damaged small portions of the surface wood or finish. 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 to Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original to Marine Corps Rebuild
Bore Condition: The bore is bright; semi bright near the muzzle. The rifling is sharp & deep. There is some fouling in the grooves at the muzzle. There is no visible erosion. The bore shows an M.E. of 0.8.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The metal shows scuffs, light scrapes, and light handling marks. The right side of the receiver, front of the bolt, and right rear of the barrel show light thinning consistent with cycling. The markings on the metal are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about 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 Rare Springfield M1 Garand is a U.S. Marine Corps 7.62mm Match Rifle built from a Rare “X-Prefix” M1 Garand. The Marine Corps only produced a limited number of these Match Rifles. This USMC Match Rifle was converted by the installation of a Military contract 7.62 NATO barrel, so it was in M1 Garand Navy MK2 MOD1 configuration before it was Match Conditioned by the Marine Corps. The rear sight and handguard were specifically modified by the Marine Corps when Match Conditioning this rifle (see above).
The rifle started life as an “X-Prefix” M1 Garand. It is part of a block of about 2,000 sequentially serial numbers M1 Garands in the low six million serial number range. The “X” markings were hand stamped after the rifle markings were applied and the rifle was heat treated. This was done to replace duplicate serial numbers that had erroneously used (pages 489 & 490 of Bruce Canfield’s book, The M1 Garand Rifle).
This is a Rare, highly collectible “X-Prefix” U.S. Marine Corps 7.62mm Match Rifle. Good luck.