SOLD FOR: $1269.69
Make: Springfield Armory. The rifle’s action uses all Springfield parts.
Model: M1 Garand.
Serial Number: 2268073
Year of Manufacture: December, 1943 (page 185 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). Barrel Date: May, 1946
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 / 2268073”.
Trigger Group: “D28290-7-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: “C46015-9SA” –A Springfield part (page 103).
Follower: “12” – A Springfield part (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “K 10 diamond” and “D 28291-32” – 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: “P” and “S-A-5-46” – A Springfield part (pages 63 – 65).
Bolt:“D28287-19SA / 0-16”- A Springfield part (page 53).
The stock and sights are described below.
Barrel Length: Approximately 24 inches. 25 1/4 inches to the end of the removable muzzle brake.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade set between two protective wings. The rear sight assembly is missing.
Stock Configuration & Condition: 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 several scrapes & scratches. The wood shows numerous scrapes, scratches and compression marks. Several of the marks have damaged or removed small areas 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 Good to Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original to Rebuild
Bore Condition: The grooves are gray. The rifling is deep. There is erosion in the bore. It is more prominent in the grooves. The throat shows a T.E. of 3. We did not remove the muzzle break to measure the muzzle erosion (M.E.).
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 93% of its metal finish as refinished. The bottom rear of the receiver shows thinning and discoloration from oxidation. The rear of the receiver has paint on it. The receiver also shows some discoloration. The metal shows scuffs & light scrapes. The gas tube & front sight also shows scratches and light thinning. The right side of the receiver shows light operational wear. Most of the markings are deep. Some of the marks on the rear of the receiver are faded. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition in its current incomplete state.
Mechanics: The rear sight assembly is missing.
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: A small metal tube containing tools is stored in the butt. The tools include a gas tube screw tool, a punch and a cleaning loop & jag. The aftermarket metal tube & tools are in Fine condition. The rifle has a web sling attached. It shows soiling and discoloration on the webbing as well as scrapes & oxidation on the metal. It is in Very Good condition.
A slip-on neoprene buttpad marked “Pachmayr” is on the rifle. It shows creasing. It is in Very Good Plus to Fine 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 originally built back in 1943. It has since been rebuilt. The rifle’s action uses all Springfield parts including a 1946 dated Springfield barrel. The rifle has a muzzle brake installed, but that can easily be swapped out for an original part. The rifle is missing its rear sight but those are available on-line. Good luck.