Springfield Armory CMP M1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto U.S. Rifle C&R 1943

SOLD FOR: $1,476

WOA#: WY240126MC023

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M1 Garand

Serial Number: 1698138

Year of Manufacture: Receiver June 1943

Caliber: 30-06

Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed


Stock: The left side of the stock is marked with “CMP” stamp with the Eagle

Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 1698138”

Trigger Group: “D28293-12-SA”

Hammer: “C46003-2 SA”

Safety: “HRA”

Follower: “8”.

Receiver bottom: “S  42”

Receiver Leg: “C41E  D  28291 2S.

Op Rod: “D35382  9  SA”

Barrel: “CBI  6535448 1-10  12/22  6H”

Bayonet Lug: “CMP”

Bolt: “D28287-12SA S-040”

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 “HRA-W”. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The hardwood stock has a traditional grip, metal nose caps, a stacking loop, two sling loops and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage in the butt. The wood on this rifle is Excellent overall condition with only a few minor marks. The buttplate is also in Excellent condition with minimal finish loss around the edge and sharp checkering. The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Refinished by the CMP.

Bore Condition: The bore is Semi-Bright, with well defined rifling and minor visible erosion in the grooves of the middle third of the bore.

Overall Condition: this rifle retains about 98% of its finish. The rifle’s metal surfaces show some very minor wear. There is minor operational wear on the friction points, charging handle, trigger guard and floor plate. There is a spot of brass fouling on the top of the barrel. Overall this rifle rates in about Very Good to Excellent condition.

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 includes the CMP replacement stock paperwork, en bloc clip x 1, CMP green plastic Case, birchwood Shoot-n-c target, M1 owner’s manual, and Leather Sling.

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”. The rifle was chambered in .30-06 Springfield, a powerful and effective cartridge that provided good range and stopping power. It featured an eight-round en-bloc clip, which was inserted into the rifle’s internal magazine. When the last round was fired, the clip would automatically eject with a distinctive “ping,” signaling to the shooter that it was time to reload. 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. Today, the M1 Garand remains a popular choice among collectors, shooters, and enthusiasts, prized for its historical significance, engineering excellence, and timeless design. Its legacy continues to endure as a symbol of American military prowess and technological advancement. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Springfield Armory CMP M1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto U.S. Rifle C&R 1943
Springfield Armory CMP M1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto U.S. Rifle C&R 1943