H&R Harrington & Richardson M1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle, 1955 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,094.69

WOA#: WY240213CS009

Make: Harrington & Richardson (H&R) Arms Company

Model: M1 Garand

Serial Number: 5518442

Year of Manufacture: 1955, 1955 (Dated Barrel).

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed


Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / H. & R. ARMS CO. / 5518442”

Trigger Group: “6528290-HRA N”

Hammer: “HRA 05546008”

Safety: “HRA”

Follower: “8”.

Receiver Leg: “L  6528291”.

Op Rod: “6535382 SA”

Bolt: “6523287 HRA  /  U”

Barrel: “SA F6535448  2  55  A217B  P” with two proofs.

The front of the gas tube is marked “P  O”

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

The inside of the stock is marked “BOYDS 200828”

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. This is a Boyd’s replacement stock and shows minimal signs of handling wear or wear from use. There is one minor compression mark on the left hand side below the receiver. The LOP measures 13 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. There are no chips or cracks present. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original.

Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is defined.  There is minor visible erosion in the grooves. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 8.5/10.

Overall Condition:  The rifle retains about 90% of its finish. There is light operation wear on the friction surfaces. The trigger guard has lost almost all of its finish and has some surface scratches. The gas tube has lost most of its finish and has surface scratches throughout. The flat in front of the rear sight shows signs of wear and has lost some of the finish. The markings are deep and easily visible. Overall, this rifle rates in about Good to Very Good condition for C&R.

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: Harrington & Richardson Arms Company (H&R) played a significant role in the production of M1 Garand rifles after World War II and Korea. As one of the contracted manufacturers for the U.S. military, H&R contributed to the massive effort to  Re-supply American troops with this iconic firearm during the period after World War Two and the Korean war. H&R produced M1 Garands from 1953 to 1956,  while they didn’t have the wartime production history of other manufacturers like Springfield Armory or Winchester, H&R rifles still became notable for their quality and reliability. Despite the cessation of hostilities, H&R continued to manufacture M1 Garands for both civilian and military use. These rifles, chambered in .30-06 Springfield, featured the same semi-automatic action and eight-round en-bloc clip as other variants of the M1 Garand. While H&R’s production numbers may have been lower compared to other manufacturers, their rifles garnered appreciation from collectors and shooters alike for their craftsmanship and performance. The H&R M1 Garands represent a distinctive chapter in the history of this legendary rifle. Their production contributed to the post-war period of rebuilding and military readiness, and their legacy endures as a testament to H&R’s contribution to American firearms manufacturing during a pivotal era. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

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