SOLD FOR: $7375
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 2427982
Year of Manufacture: May, 1944 (page 186 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 / WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK / 2427982”
Trigger Group: “D28290-W.R.A.”- A Winchester part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C46008-1-W.R.A” marked on the side – A Winchester part (page 98).
Trigger Guard: “C46025 W.R.A.” – A Winchester part (page 92).
Safety: “C46015-4-W.R.A.” on the lower left – A Winchester part (page 103).
Follower: “13” – A Winchester part also used by Springfield (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “D 28291-2” –Correct for the Winchester serial number (page 756 of Bruce Canfield’s book, The M1 Garand Rifle).
Op Rod: “D35382-W.R.A.” – A Winchester part (page 71).
Barrel: unmarked on the right – This is consistent with a Winchester M1 Garand barrel which is marked under the handguard. We did not remove the handguard (pages 61-63).
Bolt: “D28287-I W.R.A.” – A Winchester 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. The left side of the stock, above the trigger, is marked with a “crossed cannons” cartouche and a “boxed” Winchester inspector’s stamp “W.R.A. / G.H.D.” (page 134). 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. Cleaning gear is stored in the butt. The buttplate shows small scrapes. The wood shows several light scrapes and scratches which 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 Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original to Rebuild
Bore Condition: The bore is bright; semi bright at the muzzle. The rifling is deep. The grooves near the muzzle show fouling and oxidation. The fouling should clean up some. The bore shows an M.E. of 1. The throat shows a T.E. of 2.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The metal shows scuffs, small scrapes, and thinning on the leading edges of the metal. The gas tuba assembly also shows scratches. The right side of the receiver and front of the bolt show a small amount of light thinning consistent with cycling. Most of the markings are deep. The receiver markings are well defined. 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 has a leather sling attached. It shows scrapes & discoloration on the metal as well as scratches & oxidation on the buckles. It is in about Very Good Plus condition. The rifle has cleaning gear stored in the butt. The gear includes a plastic oiler tube, combination tool, grease pot, and a 5 piece cleaning rod (no loop) & nylon pouch. The nylon pouch shows soiling. The grease pot and oiler show scrapes, scuffs & small light scratches. The items show all show use. They are in about Very Good Plus condition.
Our Assessment: This Winchester M1 Garand was made back in 1944. At some point the rifle was rebuilt & refinished so it looks great for its age. The rifle still uses Winchester marked parts (the barrel marking is not visible). The rifle comes with a sling and cleaning gear so you can take it out to the range as soon as you get some .30-06 ammo. This is a good looking M1 Garand that can do tons of work at the range. Good luck.