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

SOLD FOR: $4,825.01

LSB#: 231205EA003

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

Model: M1D Garand. This M1D Garand was commercially assembled using a Danish M1D parts kit and a Springfield receiver.

Serial Number: 343124

Year of Manufacture: September 1941. Barrel Date: January 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 / 343124”.
Trigger Group: “D28290-18-SA”
Hammer: “C46008-2 SA”
Safety: “SA-11”
Follower: “8”
Receiver Leg: “D28291-13”. Correct for the rifle’s serial number.
Op Rod: “6535382 SA”
Bolt: “D28287-19SA / A-9”
Barrel: “-D7312555 A163-” on the top. “T” and “S-A-1-52” 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 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 scope is an M84 2.2 power that uses a thin post & horizontal line 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. 28413” on the side plate. The view is clear. The scope assembly shows small scrapes and thin scratches. The flip caps show small dents.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The face of the grip is marked with a “circled P” proof. The leather cheek piece is marked “MRT / 2 52”.
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 buttplate shows light wear. The wood shows scratches, compression marks, and sanding marks. 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 overall condition as refurbished.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original to Rebuild

Bore Condition: The grooves are semi bright. The rifling is deep. There is fouling in the grooves that should clean up some. There is some light frosting and light oxidation near the muzzle. The bore shows an M.E. of 1. The throat shows a T.E. of 2.5.
In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates 8.5 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 98% of its metal finish. The metal shows scuffs, light scrapes, and 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.
We have cleaned this firearm and performed a mechanic’s check but expect many will want to clean the firearm again depending on their standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with an M84 scope assembly, canvas sling, leather cheek piece, cleaning tools, and a flash hider. The flash hider is marked “H in a diamond / HIDER, FLASH, M2”. It shows scrapes and a patch of surface erosion. The cleaning tools are stored in the butt. They include a plastic oiler tube and a 4 piece cleaning rod with loop.

Our Assessment: This Springfield Armory M1D Garand is built on a receiver that was originally produced in 1941. This M1D Garand was assembled using a Danish M1D parts kit and the Springfield receiver. The rifle’s action uses all Springfield parts. This M1D comes with an M84 scope assembly, Flash Hider, and a leather cheek piece. This M1D is in Very Good Plus to Fine condition with a strong bore.

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