SOLD FOR: $1375
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 1555799
Year of Manufacture: May, 1943 (page 185 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). Barrel Date: May, 1942
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed
Markings: There is no import mark.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 1555799”
Trigger Group: “D28290-12-SA”- A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C46008-5 SA”– A Springfield part (page 98).
Safety:unmarked with a round top – The marking appears to have been lost to refinishing (page 104).
Follower: unmarked – A Springfield part, used by all other manufacturers (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “0 3 7 A diamond”, “1”, and “D 28291 27” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 29).
Op Rod: “D35382 6 SA” – A Springfield part (page 71).
Barrel: “N”, “4”, “U”, “Z” and “S-A-5-42” – A Springfield part (page 63 – 64).
Bolt: “D28287-12SA / W10B / 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. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “UP arrow DOWN arrow / BATTLE triangle RANGE”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The face of the grip is marked with a “circled P” proof and a faded “P” proof. The base of the grip is marked “106” in paint. The left side of the butt is marked with an Arsenal Rebuild stamp from the Anniston Arsenal “AN” (page 135).
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 refinished buttplatehas scratches and srufaceerosion showing through the finish. It also shows scrapes & discoloration. The stock is missing chips of wood on the rear handguard and at the front of the trigger group. The stock shows numerous scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. Several have damaged small portions of the surface wood. Most of the 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 overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original to Arsenal Rebuild
Bore Condition: The grooves are light 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 2. The throat shows a T.E. of 3.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The metal shows light scrapes & handling marks. The bottom rear of the receiver shows thinning and light surface erosion. The barrel and gas tube show scrapes & small scratches. The charging handle shows discoloration from oxidation. The right side of the receiver and the bolt show light thinning consistent with cycling. Most of the markings are deep. 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: The rifle comes with a green canvas sling. It shows rust stains & light discoloration on the canvas as well as scrapes & surface erosion on the metal. It is in about Good to Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: This Springfield Armory M1 Garand was made back in 1943. At some point it was Arsenal Rebuilt at the Anniston Arsenal and the stock is marked accordingly. The rifle’s action uses mostly Springfield parts which are still marked clearly. This M1 Garand looks good and can still do a ton of work out at the range. Good luck.