US U.S. Springfield M-1 M1 Garand .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle MFD 1953 C&R
SOLD FOR: $1475
Make: Springfield Armory. This rifle uses all Springfield parts.
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 4276974
Year of Manufacture: 1952 to 1954. Barrel Date: April, 1953
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 / 4276974”.
Trigger Group: “6528290-SA”- A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “SA C5546008”– A Springfield part (page 98).
Safety: “SA-11” –A Springfield part (page 103).
Follower: Unmarked – A Springfield part also used by others (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “A37B” and “D 6528291-43” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 756 of Bruce Canfield’s book, The M1 Garand Rifle).
Op Rod: “D35382-9 SA” – A Springfield part (page 71).
Barrel: “T”, “A”, “P” (twice), “SA D6535448 4 53 A190B”, and with a faded “crossed cannons” stamping – A Springfield part (pages 63 – 65).
Bolt:“6528287-SA / US1”- 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 and “DRC”. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “DRC”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The left side stock, above the trigger, is marked with a partial “boxed” Springfield Armory cartouche that contains “S.A.” and with a faded “crossed cannons” cartouche. The face of the grip is marked with a “circled P” proof.
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. The buttplate shows a freckling of surface erosion. The wood shows scrapes, scratches and compression marks. Some of the marks have damaged small areas of the surface wood. These marks have been oiled. 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.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original to Rebuild
Bore Condition: The bore is bright; semi bright at 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 96% of its metal finish. The metal shows scuffs, light handling marks and some light scrapes. The bottom metal shows some light thinning. The right side of the receiver and the front of the bolt shows light thinning consistent with cycling the action. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine 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: None
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 the war 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 built between 1952 and 1954. The rifle uses all Springfield parts which makes it quite collectible. This M1 Garand is in Nice shape. The metal & wood look impressive and the boe is strong & bright. The has lots of Springfield markings on the metal & wood. It will add nicely to your Military collection. Good luck.