Springfield M1 Garand Navy MK2 MOD1 7.62×51 NATO Semi Auto Rifle C&R

SOLD FOR: $1975

LSB#: 210925MZ21

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M1 Garand Navy MK2 MOD 1 (Mark 2 Model 1). An M1 Garand converted to 7.62 NATO by the installation of a Military contract 7.62x51mm barrel.

Serial Number: 4286117

Year of Manufacture: 1953 to 1954. (page 185 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). Barrel Date: August, 1965

Caliber: 7.62 NATO (7.62x51mm or .308 Winchester)

Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed

Markings:  There is no import mark.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 4286117”
Trigger Group: “D28290-12-SA”- A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C46008-1W.R.A.” on the side – A Winchester part (page 98).
Safety: “C46015-9SA” – A Springfield part (page 103).
Follower: “12” – A Springfield part (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “A45 A” and “D 6528291 43” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 756 of Bruce Canfield’s book, The M1 Garand Rifle).
Op Rod: “D535382-W.R.A.” – A Winchester part (page 71).
Bolt: “6528287-SA / A11” – A Springfield part (page 53).
Barrel:“SA 11010457 SPL 8 65 MD50, “P”, “M”, with a Defense “Eagle” acceptance stamp, “7.62 MM”, “AMF”, “-P-”, and “7.62 NATO”– A USGI Springfield barrel (pages 61-63) chambered in 7.62 NATO and installed by AMF (American Machine and Foundry Company of York, PA). For more detailed information on the markings see page 582 of Bruce Canfield’s book, The M1 Garand Rifle.
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 “NI C”.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The face of the grip is marked with a “P” proof. The bottom of the grip is marked with a faded “M”. The left side of the buttstock stock is marked “N 21”.
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. The butttplate shows scratches and surface erosion. The wood shows several scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. The belly of the stock shows deep scrapes which have removed surface wood.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: Refinished

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 0.8.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish as refinished. The metal shows several scuffs, light scrapes, and handling marks. The op rod shows scratches. The bottom rear of the receiver has surface erosion bleeding through the new finish. The trigger guard has surface erosion showing through the new finish. The right side of the receiver shows light thinning consistent with cycling. The markings on the metal are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition as refinished.

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.
A white plastic spacer has been installed to prevent clips of .30-06 from being loaded into the rifle.

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 Navy was originally produced back in the 1950’s as a standard M1 Garand. It was later converted to M1 Garand Navy MK2 MOD1 configuration by the installation of a Military contract 7.62 NATO barrel. The conversion was done by the American Machine and Foundry Company, so the Springfield barrel is appropriately marked “AMF”. Springfield marked the new barrels “7.62” during production and AMF marked the barrels “7.62” during the conversion.
This M1 Garand has been refinished so it looks good and has a strong bright bore. This Navy Garand will add nicely to a Military collection.

Springfield M1 Garand Navy MK2 MOD1 7.62x51 NATO Semi Auto Rifle C&R
Springfield M1 Garand Navy MK2 MOD1 7.62×51 NATO Semi Auto Rifle C&R