Make: Springfield Armory. This rifle uses all Springfield parts.
Model: M1 Garand.
Serial Number: 3193616
Year of Manufacture: October, 1944 (page 185 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). Barrel Date: August, 1944
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed
Markings: The import mark on the barrel reads “CAI ST ALB VT”.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 3193616”.
Trigger Group: “D28290-5-SA”- A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C46008-5 SA”– A Springfield part (page 98).
Safety: “SA-11” –A Springfield part (page 103).
Follower: “11” – A Springfield part also used by Winchester (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “B 2 9 B”, and “D 28291-35” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 29).
Op Rod: “D35382 SA” – A Springfield part (page 71).
Barrel: 2 “asterisks” and “3-S A 8 44” – A Springfield part (pages 63 – 65).
Bolt:“D28287-12SA / S-06 diamond”- 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 “BME”. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “WCE”.
Stock Configuration & Condition:
The left side stock, above the trigger, is marked with a Springfield Armory inspector’s cartouche “S.A. / G.A.W. in a box”, and with a faded “crossed cannons” cartouche.
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 wood shows numerous scrapes, scratches, and compression marks which have been oiled. Several of these marks have damaged small portions of the 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: Original to Rebuild
Bore Condition: The muzzle and grooves are gray. The rifling is deep. There is erosion at the muzzle in the grooves. The bore shows an M.E. of 2.5. The throat shows a T.E. of 3.5.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 85% of its metal finish. The bottom rear of the receiver, the receiver legs, and the sides of the trigger group show light thinning. The gas tube shows thinning. The metal shows scrapes as well as several thin scratches from aggressive cleaning. The metal also shows discoloration from oil residue and some light oxidation. The right side of the receiver and front of the bolt show light thinning consistent with cycling. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good 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 back in 1944. After WWII it served for a U.S. friendly country and was eventually imported back into the U.S. for sales to the civilian market. It is marked accordingly on the barrel. At some point it was rebuilt. The rifle still uses all Springfield parts including the stock. This M1 Garand has lots of Springfield markings on the metal & wood making it desirable to collectors. Good luck.