WWII Springfield M1D Garand Sniper M84 Scope .30-06 Semi Auto Rifle C&R

SOLD FOR: $3325

LSB#: 230831SH012

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M1D Garand

Serial Number: 3335729

Year of Manufacture: December 1944. Barrel Date: August 1952

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi Auto, En Block Clip Fed

Markings: There is no import mark.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 3335729”.
Trigger Group: “D28290-12-SA”
Hammer: “C46008-6 SA”
Safety: “SA-11”
Follower: “12”
Receiver Leg: “D28291-35”. Correct for the rifle’s serial number.
Op Rod: “D35382 9 SA”
Bolt: “D28287-19SA / B-14”
Barrel: “-D7312555 A174A-” on the top and “S A 8 52” on the side. – Correct drawing number “D7312555” and location for a Springfield M1D barrel of this date.
The stock, sights, and scope assembly 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 set between protective wings.
The reproduction M84 scope attaches to the rifle with a two piece hinged mount. The mount has an included screw with an oversized head that mates with the base installed on the barrel. The reproduction scope is an M84 2.2 power that uses a thin post reticle. The scope has a sliding sunshade on the front of the tube and a rubber eyepiece on the rear. It has two adjustment knobs under metal flip caps that turn. The scope is marked “TELESCOPE / M84 / SERIAL NO. 37078” on the side plate. The view is clear. The scope assembly shows scuffs and a few small scrapes.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The face of the grip is marked with a “circled P” proof.
The three piece oil finished stock has a pistol grip, metal nose caps, two sling loops, stacking loop, and a metal buttplate with a hinged door for storage. The refinished buttplate has small scratches showing through the new finish. The wood shows scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. The most prominent marks are below the left side of the receiver. The LOP measures 13 1/4 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 grooves near the muzzle are semi bright. The rifling is deep. There is fouling in the grooves that should clean up some. There is no erosion. The bore shows an M.E. of 0.5. The throat shows a T.E. of 2.8.
In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates 9 out of 10.
Many military and C&R-eligible weapons have bores that will show erosion. This is not only due to age but to the fact that corrosive primers were commonly used in ammunition worldwide. For example, the U.S. used corrosive ammunition throughout WWII. The U.S. military did not begin to phase out corrosive-primed ammunition until the 1950s.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish as refinished. The gas tube has been refinished in gun paint. It shows scratches from the flash hider being mounted. The metal shows scuffs and small scrapes. The action shows some light operational wear. Most of the markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine 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 reproduction M84 scope assembly; see above. The rifle also comes with a canvas sling, leather cheek piece, and an M2 flash hider.

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 produced back in 1944. It was later converted to an M1D Sniper rifle.
The Springfield Armory M1D barrel is marked properly with the correct date and stampings on the top & side of the barrel. This rifle has been refinished and has a strong bright bore. This M1D Sniper will make a nice addition to your collection.

Here is some M1D information from Scott Duff (who literally wrote the book on the M1 Garand) over at www.scott-duff.com : “As all M1D rifles were rebuilt rifles, the receiver may be of any manufacture and of any serial number produced prior to the date of the rebuild. The same applies to the individual components, any part made prior to the date of the rebuild is correct. All M1D barrels were made by Springfield Armory. The earliest observed M1D barrel is dated 5-51. M1D barrels have been counterfeited and merit careful examination. Nearly all M1D barrels were stamped with drawing number D7312555. M1D barrels manufactured through the fall of 1952 had the drawing number stamped on the top, underneath the rear hand guard. M1D barrels manufactured after the fall of 1952 had the drawing number stamped on the right side, adjacent to the date. The total number of service grade rifles converted by the military to M1D configuration is unknown. However, it is certain that well over 10,000 were converted. No less than 5,000 M1Ds were sold or given to foreign nations. In 1993 and 1994 over 6,000 M1D rifles were deemed obsolete and destroyed under orders from the Secretary of the Army. Beginning in 1995, M1D rifles were sold by the Director of Civilian Marksmanship (DCM), the forerunner to the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) to qualified individuals.”

…Now go shoot something!

WWII Springfield M1D Garand Sniper M84 Scope .30-06 Semi Auto Rifle C&R
WWII Springfield M1D Garand Sniper M84 Scope .30-06 Semi Auto Rifle C&R