SOLD FOR: $1105
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 4269839
Year of Manufacture: 1952 to 1954 (page 185 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). Barrel Date: August, 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 / 4269839”.
Trigger Group: “6528290-S.A.”- A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C46008-2 SA”– A Springfield part (page 98).
Safety: Unmarked with a round top – The marking may have been lost to refinishing(page 103).
Follower: Unmarked – Used by Springfield and others (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “A39B” and “D 6528291 43” – The receiver legs show signs of a re-weld. The markings are correct for the Springfield serial number but this receiver has been restored (page 30).
Op Rod: “D6535382 IHC” – An International Harvester part (page 71).
Barrel: “P” twice, “LMR” (Line Material Company of Birmingham, Alabama), “D6535448”, “8 55”, “A 43”, “M” and with a Defense “Eagle” acceptance stamp – LMR provided barrels for International Harvester and Harrington & Richradson (pages 63 – 65).
This is a 2 grooved Model 1903 barrel mated to the rear of an M1 Garand barrel.
Bolt:“D28287-12SA / S-06 diamond”- 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. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “UP arrow DOWN arrow / BATTLE triangle RANGE”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The wood stock has a pistol grip, metal nose caps, stacking loop, two sling loops, checkering, and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage in the butt. The refinished buttplate has a surface erosion erosion bleeding through the new finish. The top of the grip shows a repair and is missing a small section of wood. The wood shows scattered scrapes, scratches and handling marks. Most of the marks are small or light. 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 condition as refurbished.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The 2 grooved Model 1903 barrel is mated to the rear of an M1 Garand barrel. The lands are bright, the grooves are semi bright and the rifling is sharp. There is fouling in the grooves which should clean up some. There is intermittent erosion in the grooves near the muzzle. The bore shows an M.E. of 0.0. The throat shows a T.E. of 3.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish as refinished. The trigger guard has surface erosion showing through the new finish. The metal shows scuffs, light scrapes and handling marks. The bolt and trigger guard were not refinished in blue. They show some discoloration. The receiver and bolt show operational wear. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus condition as refinished.
Mechanics: This is a restored rifle. The receiver has been re-welded. The barrel is a 2 grooved Model 1903 barrel mated to the rear of an M1 Garand barrel.
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 canvas sling, an extra rear sight windage knob and 36 M1 Garand clips.
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 made between 1952 and 1954. This is a Restored Rifle. The receiver has been re-welded and the barrel has been assembled by mating a 2 grooved Model 1903 barrel to the rear of an M1 Garand barrel.
The rifle has been refinished and has clear markings on the metal. It looks good and should be fun to shoot. It comes with an extra windage knob for the rear sight and 36 clips. Good luck.