Original WWII Springfield M1 Garand U.S. .30-06 Semi Auto Rifle 1944 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1300.55

WOA#: WY230119SC001

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This original Springfield Armory M1 Garand was originally made in 1944 and retains all Springfield original parts.  The barrel is original to the receiver with the same year of manufacture.   This M1 Garand has a strong bore and will be putting .30-06 downrange for a long time to come. Please see our specs below, photos, and good luck on your bid!

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M1 Garand

Serial Number: 3191135

Year of Manufacture: September-October 1944

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed

Markings: There is no import mark.  All numbers match and are appropriate to the rifle, indicating that this is an original WWII M1 Garand Build from Springfield Armory.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 3191135”.

Trigger Group: “D28290-14SA”- A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).

Hammer: “046C08-7 SA”– A Springfield part (page 98).

Safety: “SA-11” –  A Springfield part.

Follower & Slide: “12”  – Original factory part Springfield.

Receiver Leg: “B 3 5 A / D 28291 35 / W” – Correct for the Springfield serial number.

Op Rod: “35382 9 SA” – A Springfield

Barrel: “1-S-A-9 44” acceptance stamp, and other inspection stamps – An original barrel matching the receiver date Springfield part (pages 63 – 65).

Bolt:“D28287-19SA  / 0-14A”- A Springfield Part
The stock and sights 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 sight set between two protective wings. The windage knob is marked “LEFT arrow” twice and “WCE”. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12”.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The wood stock has a traditional pistol grip, metal nose caps, stacking loop, three sling loops, and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage in the butt. The buttplate shows scrapes, scratches and thinning. The wood shows numerous scrapes, scratches and compression marks. The LOP measures 13 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The grooves are mostly bright and the rifling is deep. There is light fouling that should should clean up some.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 85% of its metal finish as refinished. The bottom metal shows scrapes & surface erosion. The gas tube shows scrapes & scratches. The metal shows other handling marks. The receiver and bolt show light operational wear. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition as original.  The op rod tube is showing some light erosion and pitting.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with its attached canvas sling.  There is staining on the sling from age and the metal buckle is corroding and leaching into the canvas around it, dying it orange.  It also comes in a hard sided Civilian Marksmanship Program Case with foam inserts.

Original WWII Springfield M1 Garand U.S. .30-06 Semi Auto Rifle 1944 C&R
Original WWII Springfield M1 Garand U.S. .30-06 Semi Auto Rifle 1944 C&R