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

SOLD FOR: $1,194

WOA#: WY240120RR016

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M1 Garand

Serial Number: 1810678

Year of Manufacture: August 1943. Barrel Date: December, 1947

Caliber: 30-06

Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed


Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 1810678”

Trigger Group: “D28290-12-SA”

Hammer: “C-5546008 IHC”

Safety: “SA-II”

Follower: “13”.

Receiver Leg: “D  28291 28 1” with “B”, “G”, “A”, “A”, and a diamond proof.

Op Rod: “D35382  9  SA”

Barrel: “S-A-12-47”

Bolt: “D28287-19SA A-9”

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 “NHC”. 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 buttplate has lost the finish and the checkering has dulled except on the cover door where it is still semi sharp. The bottom of the grip is marked “CY”. The stock has a gloss finish and the wood shows scratches, scuffs and depressions throughout. The handguard has a non gloss finish and also has scuffs, scratches and compression marks throughout.  The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The Wood rates in about Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: The barrel, gas tube, and the Op-rod appear to have been refinished. The receiver and trigger group appear to be original.

Bore Condition: The bore is semi bright and the rifling is defined. There is minor erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 7/10.

Overall Condition: this rifle retains about 95% of its finish. The rifle’s metal surfaces shows some very minor wear. There is operational wear on the friction points, the front sight, the muzzle crown, charging handle and trigger group. There is a scuff on the right rear side of the receiver and a nick on the top of the barrel. Overall this rifle rates in a Good to Very Good condition for C&R considering its age.

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 certificate of authenticity, chamber flag, trigger lock, en-bloc clip x 1, and green canvas 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