SOLD FOR: $1925.01
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 475932
Year of Manufacture: ATF Modern
February, 1942 (page 185 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). No Barrel Date
Caliber: .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm)
Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed
Markings: There is no import mark.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 475932”
Trigger Group: “D28290-12-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 104).
Follower: “12” – A Springfield part (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “R E P 2 4 A” and “D 28291-14” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 756 of Bruce Canfield’s book, The M1 Garand Rifle).
Op Rod: “NM” on top and “7790722 RA” – A Springfield National Match part (page 71).
Barrel: “308 NM” – This is not an original mark. This mark has been added to a new production barrel (pages 61-63).
Bolt: “D28287-12SA / W9B” – 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 front sight is marked “NM / 062”. The riser is marked “NM”. The top of the aperture is marked “595”.
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 “BME”. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of 2.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The left side of the stock, above the trigger, is marked “GHD in box” above a “crossed cannons” stamp. These are not original marks. These marks have been added.
The oil stained 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 refinsihed buttplate has small scratches and surface erosion showing through the new finish. The wood shows scattered scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. The LOP measures 13 1/8 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is deep. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 94% of its metal finish as refinished. The bottom of the receiver shows areas of discoloration from oxidation. The metal shows scrapes, scuffs and handling marks. The gas tube also shows some small scratches. The gas tube and trigger group show discoloration from both oxidation and oil residue. The bolt and receiver show light operational wear. The markings are well defined. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine 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.
A metal spacer block has been installed to prevent .30-06 clip from being loaded into the rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle has a USGI T-37 Flash Suppressor installed and an unmarked leather sling attached.
The rifle comes with a cleaning rod & nylon case, plastic oiler tube, combination tool, bandolier, 9 clips and 72 rounds of .308 ammo.
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 1942. It has been converted to fire .308 Winchester ammo. A new production .308 barrel, spacer block, National Match op rod and National Match sights have been installed. The spacer block prevents loading .30-06 clips into the rifle. The rifle has been refinished and has a T-37 Flash Suppressor installed. This is a distinctive looking rifle with a strong & bright bore. It comes with cleaning gear, clips and ammo. It should be a lot of fun at the range. Good luck.