SOLD FOR: $1675
Make: Springfield Armory. This rifle’s action uses all Springfield parts.
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 5823635
Year of Manufacture: 1955 – 1957 based on the serial number. Barrel Date: March, 1955
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 / 5823635”.
Trigger Group: “6528290-SA”- A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “SA D5546008”– 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 6 Z” and “F 6528291” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 756 of Bruce Canfield’s book, The M1 Garand Rifle).
Op Rod: “6535382 SA” – A Springfield part (page 71).
Barrel: “T”, “U”, “P” (twice), “M” , and “SA F6535448 3 55 A219B” and with a Defense “Eagle” acceptance stamp – A Springfield part (pages 63 – 65). The left side of the barrel is marked “N M” for National Match. This mark has been restamped. The original stamping is visible below it.
Bolt:“6528287-SA / A15”- 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 “DRC”. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “NIC”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The left side of the stock is marked with a Civilian Marksmanship Program stamp “C.M.P. / eagle holding arrows”.
The new production 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 right side of the grip shows several small light scratches. The wood shows some other scrapes and handling marks. The LOP measures 13 1/4 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates are about Very Good Plus to Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original to CMP Rebuild
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The grooves near the muzzle are semi bright. The rifling is deep. There is frosting in the grooves near the muzzle. The bore shows an M.E. of 0.8. The throat shows a T.E. of 2.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish.
The bottom rear of the receiver has some surface erosion showing through the new finish. This area also shows a few small scrapes. The metal shows scuffs, light scrapes & light handling marks. The receiver and bolt show light operational wear. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine 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: The rifle comes with an owner’s manual, shipping invoice and Certificate of Authenticity from the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). The certificate & invoice are marked with the rifle’s serial number.
Please see photos as to the condition of the listed items.
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 1955. It eventually was placed into storage and refurbished by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). The rifle was refinished and dropped into a new production CMP stock during the refurbishment. The rifle was eventually sold through the CMP. A shipping invoice and Certificate of Authenticity from the CMP are included in the auction. This is a good looking M1 Garand with a strong bore. The rifle’s action uses all Springfield parts which makes it quite collectible. Good luck.