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

SOLD FOR: $3,026.97

LSB#: 231213CG029

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

Model: M1D Garand Sniper

Serial Number: 2273524

Year of Manufacture: December 1943. Barrel Date: March 1952

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi Automatic, En Bloc Clip Fed

Markings: There is no import mark.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 2273524”
Trigger Group: “D28290-12-SA”
Hammer: “C46008-5 SA”
Safety: “SA-11”
Follower: “11”
Receiver Leg: “D 28291 32” –Correct for the Springfield serial number.
Op Rod: “D35382 6 SA”
Barrel: “D7312555” on the top as well as “T” and  “S A 3 52” on the side. – Correct drawing number “D7312555” and location for a Springfield M1D barrel of this date.
Bolt: “D28287-12SA / S-B7 diamond”
The stock and sights are described below.

Barrel Length: 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. 6061” on the side plate.  The scope view is clear with a small black fleck along the edge. One of the scope adjustment knob caps has detached. The scope assembly shows scuffs, scrapes, and oxidation.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are 3 piece smooth wood with a pistol grip, metal nose caps, two sling loops, and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage in the butt. The wood shows scrapes, scratches, and compression marks throughout. A leather cheek piece is installed on the butt. The LOP measures 13 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The refinished buttplate shows light wear and has cleaned surface erosion showing the new finish. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The grooves are light gray and the rifling is deep. There is fouling in the bore that should clean up some. There is light oxidation near the muzzle. The muzzle 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.

Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 95% of its finish as refinished. The op rod has surface erosion showing through the new finish. The metal shows light scrapes, handling marks, and light thinning on the leading edges.  The action shows operational wear. The metal markings are clear. The stock markings are faded. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus condition.

Mechanics: The action Does function correctly. This firearm has not been tested, these are used items. While we have performed a mechanical function check and noted any discrepancies we cannot guarantee the suitability of this firearm.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with a leather cheekpiece, a sling, and a T37 Flash Hider.

Our Assessment: This Springfield Armory M1 Garand was originally produced back in 1943. It was later arsenal 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. The rifle’s action uses all Springfield parts. This M1D comes with an M84 scope assembly, T37 flash hider, and a leather cheekpiece. The rifle is in Very Good Plus condition.

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