International Harvester CMP Rack Grade M1 Garand .30-06 Semi Auto MFD 1952

SOLD FOR: $1,550

WOA#: WY240225WC005

Make: International Harvester Co., IHC

Model: M1 Garand

Serial Number: 4610859

Year of Manufacture: 1952, 1951 (Dated Barrel).

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed


Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER / 4610859”

Trigger Group: “D28290-12-SA”

Hammer: “C46008-2-SA”

Follower: No visible markings.

Receiver Leg: “D6528291-M”.

Op Rod: “D35382  9  SA”

Bolt: “D28287-12SA  /  S-A10”

Barrel: “S-A-1-51”

The front of the gas tube is marked “P”

The right side of the rear sight adjustment knob is marked “DRC”,  “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 set between two protective wings. The windage knob is marked “LEFT arrow” twice with “DRC”. The elevation knob is marked from 2-12 in increments of 2.

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 CMP replacement stock, with only one line on the left side of the stock. The LOP measures 13 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The handguard wood is also a replacement and has no marks. The wood rates in Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original, and painted.

Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright. The rifling is defined.  There is minor erosion throughout the length of the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 6/10.

Overall Condition:  The rifle retains about 85% of its finish. The gas plug and tube have been painted black, the barrel has some small dots on the top where the finish has been removed and the exterior of the barrel has begun to brown with patina.The op rod and receiver have almost no signs of wear.  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: This rifle includes a CMP hard case, a chamber flag, a certificate of authenticity from the cmp, and a CMP inspection tag.

Our Assessment: The International Harvester M1 Garand holds a distinct place in the lineage of this iconic rifle. Born out of the necessity to ramp up production during World War II, International Harvester, primarily known for agricultural machinery, stepped into firearm manufacturing. From 1952 to 1956, the company produced M1 Garand rifles at its Evansville, Indiana, plant, contributing to the war effort and subsequent military needs. Despite its newcomer status in firearm production, International Harvester upheld the high standards set by established manufacturers. The M1 Garand rifles produced by IHC are known for their quality craftsmanship and reliability. Chambered in .30-06 Springfield and utilizing an eight-round en bloc clip, these rifles performed admirably in military service. Today, the International Harvester M1 Garand holds significant collectible value. Its limited production span and distinct history contribute to its appeal among firearms enthusiasts and collectors. Beyond its collectibility, the rifle stands as a testament to the ingenuity and adaptability of American industry during wartime, showcasing how companies like International Harvester played a crucial role in arming the nation’s military forces. In the broader context of military history, the M1 Garand, in general, holds a revered position. As one of the first semi-automatic rifles widely adopted by a major military power, it revolutionized infantry tactics and firepower. The International Harvester variant, with its unique story and contributions, remains a cherished piece of this larger narrative, embodying the spirit of American innovation and resilience. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

International Harvester CMP Rack Grade M1 Garand .30-06 Semi Auto MFD 1952
International Harvester CMP Rack Grade M1 Garand .30-06 Semi Auto MFD 1952