SOLD FOR: $1401
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 3486913
Year of Manufacture: February, 1945 (page 185 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). No Barrel Date
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 / 3486913”
Trigger Group: “D28290-8-SA”- A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C46008-3 SA”– A Springfield part (page 98).
Safety: “C46015-9SA” – A Springfield part (page 104).
Follower: “13” – A Springfield part also used by Winchester (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “B 4 0 4”, “55”, and “D 28291 35” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 29).
Op Rod: “D35382 W.R.A.” – A Winchester part (page 71).
Barrel: Unmarked – This is a restored barrel; see the “Mechanics” section below (page 63 – 64).
Bolt: “D28287-12SA / S-A1 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 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 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. Cleaning tools are stored in the butt. The refinished buttplate has scratches and surface erosion showing through the finish. It also shows scrapes. The wood shows scrapes & scratches. The most prominent marks are below the right side of the receiver. 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 as refinished.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original to Rebuild
Bore Condition: This M1 Garand uses a 2 grooved restored barrel. The barrel is a Model 1903 barrel mated to the rear of an M1 Garand barrel. The lands are bright, the grooves are semi bright and the rifling is sharp. There is fouling and some light intermittent erosion in the grooves near the muzzle. The fouling should clean up some. The bore shows an M.E. of 0.5. The throat shows a T.E. of 1.5.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The metal shows light scrapes & handling marks. The receiver legs show light thinning under the wood. The bottom rear of the receiver shows light surface erosion & thinning. The gas tube assembly and front of the barrel show discoloration from oxidation and a small amount of light surface erosion. The right side of the receiver and the bolt show some thinning consistent with cycling. The markings are well defined. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good 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.
This M1 Garand uses a 2 grooved restored barrel. The barrel is a Model 1903 barrel mated to the rear of an M1 Garand barrel. Check with a gunsmith to determine if this rifle is safe to fire.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle has a leather sling attached. It shows scrapes, creasing, discoloration, and a spew of fats & oils on the leather. The metal shows verdigris, scratches & oxidation. It is in about Very Good condition.The rifle has cleaning gear stored in the butt. The gear includes a metal oiler tube, combination tool, and a 4 piece cleaning rod & loop (no pouch). These items show scrapes & oil residue. They are in about Very Good Plus condition.
Our Assessment: This Springfield Armory M1 Garand was made back in 1945. It has since been rebuilt. The action uses mostly Springfield parts, but does have a restored 2 grooved barrel installed. The metal finish has some issues but should clean up with some effort. Good luck.