CMP Springfield M1-D M1 Garand Sniper M84 .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle C&R

SOLD FOR: $6,000

WOA#: WY240210RN009

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M1 Garand M1-D

Serial Number: 31618558

Year of Manufacture: Receiver September 1944

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi Automatic rifle, En Block Clip Fed

Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 31618558”.
Trigger Group: “D28290-5-SA”.
Hammer: “C46008-9 SA”.
Follower: “12”.
Receiver Leg: “B 3 O A E”  and “D 28291 35” – Correct for Springfield.
Op Rod: “6535382 SA”.
Bolt: “D28287-18SA / A-40”.
Barrel: The top of the barrel is marked “-D7312555 A 155B-” with a cross cannon ordnance mark, and “M”.  The right side of the barrel is marked “S-A-52” preceded by a sideways “U” and what appears to be two sideways “P” stamps.
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 windage knob is marked “LEFT arrow” twice and “DRC”. The elevation knob is marked “2-12”.  The rifle comes with an M84 Scope assembly.  This M84 serial number is “31745”.   M1D Garand Snipers were issued with an M84 scope in an M1D mount.
The M84 scope is marked “TELESCOPE / M84 / SERIAL NO 31745”. The covered turrets are marked 0-9 for elevation and L/R 0-20 in increments of 5 for windage. The scope uses a tapered post vertical reticle. There are some dust flecks in the sight pictures. The knobs turn with positive clicks and the sunshade is functional. The mounting screw functions correctly. The scope assembly is in about Excellent condition and was still wrapped in its packaging from CMP.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The three piece oil finished stock has a semi-pistol grip, metal nose caps, two sling loops, stacking loop and a metal buttplate with a hinged door for storage. The buttstock is marked with “SA” and “RA” cartouches. The rifle comes with an unopened GI packaged leather cheek pad that helps position the shooter’s head behind the offset scope. The buttplate has dulled peaks in the checkering.  The LOP measures 13 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock and handguards rate in about Excellent  overall condition. This rifle was purchased from CMP in 1997 and has been stored in its factory box, unused and unfired since by its original owner.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is VERY bright with sharp rifling.  There is no detectable pitting or erosion in the bore.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The metal shows almost no scrapes or small scratches. The receiver, follower and bolt show light operational wear. The most notable sign of wear in on top of the scope mount.  The markings are well defined and the screw heads are sharp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition. This rifle was purchased from CMP in 1997 and has been stored in its factory box, unused and unfired since by its original owner.   The muzzle end of the barrel still has its wax paper wrap and a paper bore moisture stick.  There is a good amount of preservative grease all around the barrel and front sight.

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: This rifle comes with its Civilian Marksmanship Program Box, Receipt and certificate/packing list from CMP, it’s M84 Scope as mentioned above and a series of unopened GI items including Pad Cheek, Case Small Arms Cleaning Rod, Sling M1 Webbing, Flash Hider, Brush Bore, Case Lubricant, Case Carrying Assembly Telescope, Rod Section, Brush Chamber, Davidson Chemical Corp Protek-Sorb 4 Ounce Pack, Collector’s Firearms Gun Rifle Sleeve, and rear sight protector.

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

This Springfield Armory M1 Garand was originally produced in 1944. Here is some M1D information from Scott Duff (who literally wrote the book on the M1 Garand) over at : “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.” This is a true M1-D with documentation and markings to prove it.  This is surely a Safe Queen for the ages and will crown any collection, especially given its nearly time capsule condition.  Please See our photos and best of luck with your bidding! – L.S.

CMP Springfield M1-D M1 Garand Sniper M84 .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle C&R
CMP Springfield M1-D M1 Garand Sniper M84 .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle C&R