Beretta – Armi Roma M1 Garand E .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle, 1957 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,975

WOA#: WY240316RG008

Make: Pietro Beretta

Model: M1 Garand

Serial Number: 04002

Year of Manufacture: 1957 (Dated Barrel).

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed


Receiver: “CAL .30 M1 / BERETTA-ARMI / ROMA / E / 04002” , and on the underside “G0 478”

Trigger Group: “D26290-7-SA” a Springfield Armory Part

Hammer: “C46008 – 5 SA”  a Springfield Armory Part

Safety: No Markings

Follower: “12”

Receiver Leg: “PB D-6528291”.

Op Rod: “D35382 W.R.A” Winchester Part.

Bolt: “D-28287 B.M.B” and on the bottom side “PB”.

Barrel: “B. Sid. 1957”.

The front of the gas plug is marked “U O”

The right side of the rear sight adjustment knob is marked “DRC” with “LEFT” in two places with two counter clockwise arrows.

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 sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a semi-pistol grip, metal nose cap, two sling loops, stacking loop, and a metal buttplate with hinged metal door for storage in the buttstock. The LOP measures 13 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock and handguard wood have scratches, depressions, and scuffs throughout the wood.The front hand guard has a small chip at the very tip.  The buttplate has retained almost all its finish and the checkering is semi dull except on the door where it is still mostly sharp.  The stock and handguards rate in about Good Overall condition for C&R given their age.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original.

Bore Condition: The bore is semi-dulled. The rifling is shallowly defined.  There is  erosion present throughout the barrel. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 5/10.

Overall Condition:  The rifle retains about 90% of its finish. There is light operation wear on the friction surfaces. The gas tube has been painted black and has surface scratches throughout. The crown of the muzzle has surface scratches. The markings are deep and easily visible. Overall, this rifle rates in about Good to Good + condition for C&R given its age.

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: None.

Our Assessment: The M1 Garand is an iconic rifle that holds a significant place in firearms history, renowned for its reliability, accuracy, and role as the standard-issue rifle for the U.S. military during World War II and the Korean War. While the majority of M1 Garands were manufactured by Springfield Armory and Winchester during wartime production, Beretta, an Italian firearms manufacturer, also produced a limited number of M1 Garands under license. Beretta began producing M1 Garands for the Italian military after World War II and continued production into the 1950s. The M1 Garands manufactured by Beretta are often referred to as “Beretta Garands” or “Italian Garands.” These rifles are essentially the same as those produced by Springfield Armory and other manufacturers, featuring the distinctive semi-automatic operation, eight-round en bloc clip feeding system, and chambered in .30-06 Springfield caliber. The Beretta M1 Garands are distinguished by the markings and stampings on the receiver and other components, indicating their Italian origin. Despite being produced by Beretta, these rifles adhere to the same specifications and standards as those produced by other manufacturers, ensuring compatibility and interchangeability of parts. While the production numbers of Beretta M1 Garands are relatively low compared to those of Springfield Armory and Winchester, these rifles are still highly regarded for their quality craftsmanship and historical significance. Today, Beretta M1 Garands manufactured in 1957 and other years are sought after by collectors, enthusiasts, and shooters alike. Their connection to both American military history and Italian firearms manufacturing adds to their appeal. Whether used as a shooter, or on display in a collection, the Beretta M1 Garand from 1957 represents a tangible piece of the M1 Garand legacy. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Beretta - Armi Roma M1 Garand E .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle, 1957 C&R
Beretta – Armi Roma M1 Garand E .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle, 1957 C&R