SOLD FOR: $1375
Make: Springfield Armory. This rifle uses all Springfield parts.
Model: M1 Garand.
Serial Number: 3582749
Year of Manufacture: March, 1945 (page 185 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). Barrel Date: March, 1945
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed
Markings: There is no visible import mark.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 3582749”.
Trigger Group: “D28290-18-SA”- A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C46008-9 SA”– A Springfield part (page 98).
Safety: “SA-11” –A Springfield part (page 103).
Follower: “12” – A Springfield part (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “0 8 3”, and “D 28291-35” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 29).
Op Rod: “D35382 9 SA” – A Springfield part (page 71).
Barrel: “P”, “M”, “8 S A 3 45” – A Springfield part (pages 63 – 65).
Bolt:“D28287-19SA / A-8”- 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. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “UP arrow DOWN arrow / BATTLE triangle RANGE”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The left side stock, above the trigger, is marked with a Springfield Armory inspector’s cartouche “S.A. / N.F.R. in a box”, and with a “crossed cannons” cartouche. The face of the grip is marked with a “circled P” proof and a “P” proof. The base of the grip is marked with a Raritan Arsenal Rebuild stamp “RA-P”.
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 surface erosion. The wood shows numerous scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. Several of these marks have damaged small portions of the surface wood. These marks have been oiled. There are short, thin cracks at the top-rear of the handguard and the top-front of the wrist. 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 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 2.2. The throat shows a T.E. of 3.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The metal shows scuffs & scrapes. The barrel & gas tube have been refinished in black. The bottom rear of the receiver has oxidation bleeding through the new finish. The receiver shows discoloration from oil residue. The right side of the receiver shows thinning consistent with cycling 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: 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 1945. At some point it was Arsenal Rebuilt at the Raritan Arsenal and is marked accordingly on the stock. The rifle still uses all Springfield parts including the stock. At some point after the Arsenal Rebuild the front of the barrel & gas tube were refinished. This M1 Garand looks good and has lots of Springfield markings on the metal & wood. Good luck.