SOLD FOR: $1305.05
Make: Springfield Armory. The rifle’s action uses all Springfield parts.
Model: M1 Garand.
Serial Number: 3233113
Year of Manufacture: October, 1944 (page 185 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). Barrel Date: October, 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 / 3233113”.
Trigger Group: “D28290-14-SA”- A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C46008-3 SA”– A Springfield part (page 98).
Safety: “SA-11” –A Springfield part (page 103).
Follower: Unmarked – A Springfield part used by others (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “B 2 9 C”, and “D 28291-35” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 29).
Op Rod: “D35382 SA” – A Springfield part (page 71).
Barrel: “3-S A 10 44” – A Springfield part (pages 63 – 65).
Bolt:“D28287-2SA / RE2”- A Springfield part (page 53).
The stock and sights are described below.
Barrel Length: Approximately 24 Inches
Sights / Optics: National Match sights are installed.
The right side of the front sight wing is marked “NM / 062”. The right rear sight wing is marked “NM/2A”. The windage knob is marked “NM”. The face of the riser is marked “NM”. The top of the aperture is marked “520”.
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 “13455”. The elevation knob is marked from “2 4 6 8 10 11”, “M”, and ”ZFR”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The face of the grip is marked with a faded “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 discoloration from oxidation. The wood shows numerous scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. Several of these marks have damaged small portions of the surface wood. The right side of the butt shows tape residue. The LOP measures 12 ? inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus overall condition as refinished.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The muzzle and grooves are gray. The rifling is deep. The face of the muzzle shows erosion. There is erosion at the muzzle in the grooves. The bore shows an M.E. of 1.2. The throat shows a T.E. of 4.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish as refinished. The sides of the trigger group show light thinning. The bottom of the trigger group shows discoloration from oxidation. The metal shows scuffs & scrapes. The most prominent marks are on the op rod. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus 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.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle has a green canvas sling attached. It shows compression marks and discoloration on the canvas as well as scrapes on the metal. It is in Very Good Plus condition. A small plastic oiler tube and a metal oiler tube are stored in the butt. One side of the metal tube contains a combination tool. The metal tube shows scratches and light surface erosion. It is in Good condition. The plastic tube shows scrapes & scuffs. It is in Very Good condition. The combo tool shows scuffs & scrapes. It is in Very Good Plus 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 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 refinished & rebuilt. The rifle’s action still uses all Springfield parts. This M1 Garand looks good and has lots of Springfield markings on the metal. Good luck.