WWII Winchester M1 Garand US .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle U.S. C&R

SOLD FOR: $2775.01

LSB#: 231012GD004

Make: Winchester. This rifle’s action uses all Winchester parts.

Model: M1 Garand.

Serial Number: 142307

Year of Manufacture: January 1942.
No Barrel Date

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 / 142307”
Trigger Group: “D28290-W.R.A.”
Trigger Guard: “C 46025 W.R.A.”
Hammer: “C46008-1W.R.A.”
Safety: “C46015-4W.R.A.”
Follower: unmarked – A Winchester “top hat” follower.
Receiver Leg: “D28291-2W.R.A.” –Correct for the Winchester serial number.
Op Rod: “D35382-W.R.A.”
Barrel: “PW” – A Winchester proof mark.
Bolt: “D28287-1W.R.A.”
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 reproduction fully adjustable aperture sight set between two protective wings.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The face of the grip is marked with a “circled P”.
The hardwood stock has a pistol grip, metal nose caps, stacking loop, two sling loops, and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage. The buttplate shows oxidation and wear. The left side of the grip and top left edge of the stock (at the receiver) each show nail heads from repairs. A crack is still visible below the receiver. The wood shows scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. Most of the marks are on the handguards. 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 as refurbished.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The muzzle and grooves are gray. The rifling is deep; shallow at the muzzle. There is erosion at the muzzle and in the grooves. The bore shows an M.E. of 4.6. The throat shows a T.E. of 4.3.
In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates 6 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 70% of its metal finish as refinished. The barrel has small dents and surface erosion showing through the new finish. The receiver has small dents showing through the new finish. The front sight and gas cylinder have been refinished in black paint. The metal shows scrapes, scratches, varying degrees of thinning, and areas of discoloration from oxidation. The bottom of the receiver and the top of the receiver legs show surface erosion. The receiver shows a spot of surface erosion at the top rear. The action shows operational wear. The markings are well defined. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good 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 has a green canvas sling attached. A metal oiler tube, grease pot, and a combination tool are stored in the butt.

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 WWII that production would be contracted out to another gunmaker, Harrington & Richardson, as well as the agricultural equipment maker, International Harvester.

This Winchester M1 Garand was originally made back in 1942. It is in Very Good condition with clear markings. This rifle’s action uses all Winchester parts which makes this Winchester M1 Garand worth adding to your WWII collection.

…Now go shoot something!

WWII Winchester M1 Garand US .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle U.S. C&R
WWII Winchester M1 Garand US .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle U.S. C&R