SOLD FOR: $4,400.00
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1D Garand
Serial Number: 239095
Year of Manufacture: May, 1941 (page 186 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th edition) Barrel Date: June, 1952
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Semi Auto, En Block Clip Fed
Markings: There is no visible import mark.
Gas Tube Nut: “NHC”- An International Harvester mark (page 115 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th edition).
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 239095”
Trigger Group: “D28290-12-SA” – A Springfield part (page 89).
Hammer: “C46008-5 SA”– A Springfield part (page 97).
Safety: None (with a round top) – The marking may have been lost to refinishing (page 103).
Follower: “8” – A Springfield part (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “J 8 A” and “D 28291-3SA” – Correct for serial number (page 29). The receiver leg is etched “TE / 4-69”. This indicates an April, 1969 Arsenal Rebuild at the Tooele Army Depot in Utah.
Op Rod: “D35382 9 SA” – A Springfield part (page 72).
Bolt: “D28287-12SA / RE6B”- A Springfield part (page 52).
Barrel Top: “D7312555”, “A155B” and with a partial Ordnance Department “crossed cannons” stamping. – Correct drawing number and location for a Springfield M1D barrel of this date (The M1 Garand: World War II by Scott A. Duff.
Barrel Right Side: “P” twice, “T”, with what appears to be an upside down “K” and “S-A-6-52”- Correct date range for a Springfield M1D barrel marked in this manner (The M1 Garand: World War II by Scott A. Duff.
Flash Hider: “H in a diamond” and “HIDER FLASH M2 / THE HART MFG. CO.”
The stock and scope are described below.
Barrel Length: Approximately 24 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade set between set two protective wings. The rear sight is a fully adjustable aperture set between protective wings. The windage knob is marked “LEFT arrow” twice and “DRC”. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of 2 and “S SI”.
The scope is 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 oversized head has come loose from the center portion of the screw. It still functions but the center must be pushed down while turning the screw head to tighten it. The oversized head must be pulled up while unscrewing. The mount on the scope is marked with a small “circled M”. It shows some scuffs & light scrapes. It is in about Fine condition. The scope is a 2.2 power M84 scope that has a thin post reticle. The scope may have been refurbished as it no longer has a tapered post reticle. The scope has an integral sliding sun shade on the front of the tube and a rubber eyepiece on the rear. It has 2 adjustment knobs under metal flip caps that appear to be in working order. The top knob is marked “0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9”. The side knob is marked “R 0 L 5 10 15 20 20 15 10 5”. The scope is marked “TELESCOPE / M84 / SERIAL NO. 39705” on the side plate and “7667424” on the bottom. The tube shows light scrapes, small scratches and some light oxidation on the sun shade. The rubber eye piece shows scrapes. The top right of the view shows a black fleck on the edge. Otherwise, the view appears clear. Overall the scope is in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is marked with a “circled P” proof and a small “star”. The “star” appears to be common to Tooele Armory M1D sniper rifles. This is not listed in our reference material but was found in the CMP forum
A leather cheek piece is attached to the buttstock by the use of leather lacing. Brass screws are not used. The cheek piece is marked “MRT / 10 52”. It shows some scrapes, discoloration and creasing. It is in about Very Good Plus to Fine overall condition.
The three piece hardwood stock has a pistol grip, metal nose caps, two sling loops, a stacking loop and a metal buttplate with a hinged door for storage. Cleaning tools are stored in the butt. The right rear of the butt shows a deep scrape that has been oiled over. The wood shows various other scrapes & small scratches that have been oiled over. The LOP measures 13 1/8 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good to Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original to Arsenal Rebuild
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp & deep. There is no erosion. The bore shows an M.E. of 0.8. The throat shows a T.E. of 2.5.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The front of the barrel & gas tube show a few light scrapes. The barrel mounted scope base shows scrapes from mounting the scope. The metal shows various scuffs light handling marks. The screw heads are intact. Most of the markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine Plus condition.
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 shipping paper work from the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). The Bill of Bale comes from the “CMP- South” in “BYNUM, AL”. It lists the rifle as a “RIFLE CAL 30 M1D” next to the rifle’s serial number. The Bill of Sale is in about Excellent condition.
The rifle comes with a scope assembly and leather cheek piece; see above. The rifle also comes with an M65 scope carrying case, M2 flash hider, canvas sling and cleaning tools. The green canvas scope case is marked “CASE, CARRYING / M65” on the front and “MRT / 3-10-52” on the rear. It shows creases from storage and its belt attachment is still sealed. It is in about Excellent condition. The flash hider shows a few light scrapes and oxidation. It is in about Very Good Plus condition. The green canvas sling is unmarked. It shows scrapes on the metal tabs and a small amount of soiling. It is in about Fine condition. The rifle has cleaning tools stored in the butt. They include a 2 chamber plastic oiler, a Type 3 Combination Tool and a green nylon pouch that contains 4 cleaning rods & a loop. The oiler is marked “LUBRICANT CASE / 7790995” The nylon pouch shows soiling and is in about Very Good condition. The other tools are in about Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This is a Nice Garand M1D Sniper Rifle built on a Springfield Armory receiver. It was purchased through the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and is listed as a “RIFLE CAL 30 M1D” on the CMP Bill of Sale. It was Arsenal Rebuild at the Tooele Army Depot in Utah and is marked accordingly on the receiver leg. The Springfield Armory barrel is marked properly with the correct date and stampings on the top of the barrel. The rifle comes with an M2 Flash Hider, M84 Scope, M65 Scope carrying Case, cheek piece & sling. The metal finish is in Great shape, the wood looks nice and the bore is strong & bright. This is an Ideal M1D Sniper for your collection.
Here is some M1D information from Scott Duff (who literally wrote the book on the M1 Garand): “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 carefully 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.”
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle is curio and relic eligible and can be transferred/sold in California.