SOLD FOR: $1525
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 5435167
Year of Manufacture: 1954 – 1955. Barrel Date: October, 1954
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Semi Auto, En Block Clip Fed
Markings: There is no import mark.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD ARMORY / 5435167”
Trigger Group: “D28290-12-SA” – A Springfield part (page 89 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C46008-5 SA”– A Springfield part (page 97).
Safety: “SA-11” – A Springfield part (page 104).
Follower: Unmarked- Used by Springfield and others (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “Z 10 B” and “F6528291” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 756 of Bruce Canfield’s book, The M1 Garand Rifle).
Op Rod: “6535382 SA” – A Springfield part (page 71).
Bolt: “6528287-SA / Z-5”- A Springfield part (page 52).
Barrel:“SA 6535448 10 54 A216A”, “P”, and with a Defense “Eagle” acceptance stamp – A Springfield part (pages 61-63).
The stock, sights and scope assembly are described below.
Barrel Length: Approximately 24 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade set between two protective wings.The rear of the front sight has been painted. The rear sight is a fully adjustable aperture set between protective wings. The windage knob is marked “LEFT arrow” twice and “DRC IHC. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “NI C”.
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 right side of the butt is marked “107” next to the buttplate. The three piece hardwood stock has a pistol grip, metal nose caps, two sling loops, stacking loop, and a metal buttplate with a hinged door for storage. The buttplate shows scrapes, scratches, and thinning. The wood shows numerous scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. Several have damaged small areas of the 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 to CMP Rebuild
Bore Condition: The bore is bright; semi bright near the muzzle. The rifling is deep. There is no erosion. The bore shows an M.E. of 1. The throat shows a T.E. of 3.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish as refinished. The bottom rear of the receiver shows thinning and discoloration. The receiver legs show a small amount of light thinning under the wood. The metal shows scuffs, scrapes, and small scratches. The most prominent marks are on the gas tube assembly. The right side of the receiver and front of the bolt show light consistent with cycling. The markings are well defined. 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: The rifle comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and a CMP armorer’s tag. The certificate & tag list the rifle’s serial number. The tag is in about Very Good condition. The CMP Certificate is in about Fine condition.
The rifle has a leather sling attached. The leather shows light marks and the metal shows light oxidation. It is in Fine condition.
Our Assessment: The U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 is known affectionately as “the Garand” after its inventor, John Garand. The rifle would become the first standard-issue semi-automatic infantry rifle in the world. While some countries entered the war with limited issued semi-automatic rifles or developed such rifles during the war, America was the only nation to enter with its Army issuing autoloading rifles on a large scale. General Patton famously referred to the rifle as “the greatest battle implement ever devised”. Millions were produced during WWII and hundreds of thousands afterward, seeing use through the Korean War and into the Vietnam War. Interestingly, while many other weapons and military items would see production contracts sent out to otherwise non-related companies, during WWII production remained with Springfield Armory and Winchester. It was only after WWII that production would be contracted out to another gunmaker, Harrington & Richardson, as well as the agricultural equipment maker, International Harvester.
This Springfield Armory M1 Garand was made back in 1954. It has since been rebuilt by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). The action uses all Springfield parts. The rifle was refinished nicely during the rebuild as the markings on the metal are still in great shape. This collectible WWII M1 Garand was purchased through the CMP and comes with a CMP certificate of Authenticity.