SOLD FOR: $1856.68
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 112909
Year of Manufacture: July, 1941 (page 186 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Barrel Date: January, 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 / WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK / 112909”
Trigger Group: “D28290-7-SA ”- A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C46008-1 W.R.A.” – A Winchester part (page 98).
Safety: “SA-11” – A Springfield part (page 103).
Follower:”12” – A Springfield part (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “D 28291-2” –Correct for the Winchester serial number (page 757 of Bruce Canfield’s book, The M1 Garand Rifle).
Op Rod: “7790722 SA” – A Springfield National Match part (page 71).
Barrel: “SA F6535448 1 55 A217B”, “P”, “M” and with a Defense “Eagle” acceptance stamp – A Springfield part (pages 61-63).
Bolt: “D28287-19SA / A-10” – 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 “W in a hexagon”. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “HR A”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a new production hardwood made by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). The bottom of the grip is marked “C.M.P. in a circle”.
The hardwood stock has a pistol grip, metal nose caps, stacking loop, two sling loops and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage in the butt. The wood shows scuffs & light handling marks. The LOP measures 13 1/4 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original to the CMP Rebuild
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The grooves near the muzzle are semi bright. There is no erosion. The bore shows an M.E. of 1. The throat shows a T.E. of 2.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 85% of its metal finish as refinished. The receiver shows scrapes, small scratches and areas of discoloration from oxidation. The bottom of the receiver and the receiver legs show areas of surface erosion. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus condition as refinished.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with a sling and a Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Certificate of Authenticity. The sling is marked “MRT JUNE 1955”. The certificate is marked with the rifle’s serial number.
Our Assessment: 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 M1 Garand was made Winchester back in 1941. It has since been rebuilt using a mix of Springfield & Winchester parts. The rifle has been refinished so it looks pretty good for a WWII service rifle. The receiver finish has some issues but should clean up a bit. The rifle was purchased through the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). It was rebuilt and dropped into a new production stock by the CMP. It comes with a CMP Certificate of Authenticity. This Winchester M1 Garand will add to your WWII collection and should be able to ring steel out at a distance. Good luck.