Springfield National Match M1 Garand CMP NM .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle C&R

SOLD FOR: $2925

LSB#: 220218RH008

Make: Springfield Armory. The rifle’s action uses all Springfield parts.

Model: National Match M1 Garand

Serial Number: 5862473

Year of Manufacture: 1955 – 1957. Barrel Date: February, 1963

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 / 5862473”.
Trigger Group: “D28290-12 SA”- A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “SA D46008”– A Springfield part (page 98).
Safety: “SA11” – A Springfield part (page 103).
Follower: Unmarked – Used by Springfield and others (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “T 4”, and “F 6528291” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 756 of Bruce Canfield’s book, The M1 Garand Rifle).
Op Rod: “NM” and “7790722-RA” – A Springfield National match part (page 71).
Barrel: “NM” on the front left. “P” (twice), “T”, “SA 7791035 2 63 Y11”, and with a Defense “Eagle” acceptance stamp – A Springfield National Match barrel (pages 63 – 65).
Bolt:“6528287-SA / A-10”- 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 left front sight wing is marked “NM / 062”. The left rear sight wing is marked “NM/2A”. The windage knob is marked “NM”. The face of the aperture’s riser is marked “NM”. The top of the aperture is marked “595”. THe windage knob is marked “NM”.
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 “NHC”. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “WCE” on the edge.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The left side of the stock (above the trigger) is marked with a Defense “Eagle” acceptance stamp. The face of the grip is marked with a “circled P” proof. The last 4 digits of the serial number are marked in the barrel channel which is a National Match marking (page 556 of Bruce Canfield’s book, The M1 Garand Rifle).
The front handguard was previously glued to the lower band. The glue is still visible but the handguard and band are no longer attached. The wood has been built up with a bedding compound to better fit the action and the trigger group. These modifications are consistent with a National Match rifle.
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 wood shows several scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. The most prominent are below the left side of the receiver. The LOP measures 13 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus to overall condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original to Arsenal Rebuild

Bore Condition: The grooves are semi bright. The rifling is deep. There is no erosion. The bore shows an M.E. of 0.8. The throat shows a T.E. of 4.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The bottom rear of the receiver shows light thinning. The op rod shows an area of surface erosion and thinning. The metal shows scuffs and light handling marks. The gas tube assembly also shows light scrapes. The receiver and bolt show light operational wear. Most of 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 invoice  that documents the purchase of a National Match M1 Garand from the Director of Civilian Marksmanship (DCM). The DCM became the Civilian Marksmanship program (CMP) 1996. The invoice is marked “Rifle Cal. .30, M1, N/Match” and with the rifle’s serial number.
The rifle is stored in a hard case and comes with an M1 National Match article, leather sling, metal oiler tube, combo tool, sight protectors and a chamber flag.
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 National Match M1 Garand started life as standard issue M1 Garand back in the 1950’s. The rifle was later rebuilt into a National Match M1 Garand. The rifle was purchased through the DCM as a National Match M1 Garand in 1971 and comes with paperwork documenting the sale. The rifle looks great and the barrel is strong & bright. This M1 Garand uses a National Match (NM) barrel, NM sights and a NM op rod. The stock’s wood has been built up with a bedding compound to better fit the action and the trigger group.
This is a nice looking National Match M1 Garand for your collection. Good luck.

Springfield National Match M1 Garand CMP NM .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle C&R
Springfield National Match M1 Garand CMP NM .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle C&R