SOLD FOR: $1515
Make: Harrington & Richardson (H&R) Arms Company
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 5781758
Year of Manufacture: 1954. Barrel Date: February, 1952
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. / 5781758”
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: Unmarked – A Harrington & Richardson part also used by other manufacturers (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “H” and “6528291” – Correct for a 1954 H&R M1 Garand in this serial number range (page 29).
Op Rod: “635382 HRA.” – A Harrington & Richardson part (page 71).
Bolt: “D6528287 HRA / .U.” – A Harrington & Richardson part (page 53).
Barrel: “HRA- 2-52” and “P” – 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 “HRA-W”. 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 stock is marked “60”, “A60”, and “49 SPT” in paint. It also shows faded paint markings.
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 scrapes & scratches. 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 overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright; semi bright at the muzzle. The rifling is sharp. There is no erosion. The bore has an M.E. of 0.0. The throat has a T.E. of 2.
Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 96% of its finish. The metal shows scuffs and light scrapes. The barrel shows light discoloration. The bottom rear of the receiver shows discoloration. The right side of the receiver and the bolt show light thinning from cycling. The markings on the metal are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus to 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: None
Our Assessment: This Harrington & Richardson Arms M1 Garand was made back in 1954. It uses all Harrington & Richardson parts so it has lots of little “HRA” markings on the metal. Even the gas cylinder lock screw and rear sight are marked “HRA”. This M1 Garand looks good and has a strong bright bore. This is a nice H&R M1 Garand to add to your Military collection.