SOLD FOR: $1425
Make: Harrington & Richardson (H&R) Arms Company
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 4766267
Year of Manufacture: 1954. Barrel Date: May, 1954
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed
Markings: There is no import mark. The gas cylinder lock screw is marked “HRA” which is a Harrington & Richardson part (page 115 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / H. & R. ARMS CO. / 4766267”
Trigger Group: “6528290—HRA N”- A Harrington & Richardson part (page 89).
Hammer: “HRA C5546008”– A Harrington & Richardson part (page 97).
Safety: “HRA” – A Harrington & Richardson part (page 104).
Follower: “11” – Used by Springfield and Winchester (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “F” and “6528291” – Correct for a 1954 H&R M1 Garand (page 29).
Op Rod: “635382 HRA” – A Harrington & Richardson part (page 71).
Bolt: “6528287 HRA / .U.”- A Harrington & Richardson part subcontracted by Underwood (page 53).
Barrel:”M”, “HRA D6535448 5-54 RS32”, “M”, “P” and with a Defense “Eagle” acceptance stamp – A Harrington & Richardson part (page 63).
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. The windage knob is marked “LEFT arrow” twice and “DRC”. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “HR A”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The face of the grip is marked with a “circled P” proof. The left side of the stock, above the trigger, is marked with a Defense “Eagle” acceptance stamp. The oil stained hardwood stock has a pistol grip, metal nosecaps, stacking loop, two sling loops and a metal buttplate with hinged metal door for storage in the buttstock. The buttplate shows scapes, small scratches, and thinning. The wood shows several scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. Many have damaged small portions of 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: Original to Rebuild
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion. The bore has an M.E. of 1. The throat has a T.E. of 2.
Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 98% of its finish. The metal shows scuffs and small scrapes. The barrel and gas tube show a few small scratches. The markings are deep & crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine 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 a green canvas sling. It shows some soiling on the canvas as well as oxidation and scrapes on the metal. It is in about Very Good Plus condition.
Our Assessment: This Harrington & Richardson Arms M1 Garand was made back in 1954. It uses almost all Harrington & Richardson parts so it has lots of little “HRA” markings on the metal. Even the gas cylinder lock screw is marked “HRA”. The follower is not an HRA part. This M1 Garand looks great and has a strong bright bore. It will add to your Military collection.