Springfield CMP Correct Grade M1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle MFD 1954

SOLD FOR: $1,901

WOA#: WY240302MH002

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M1 Garand

Serial Number: 5414379

Year of Manufacture: 1954. Barrel Date: October, 1954

Caliber: 30-06

Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed

Markings: The left side of the stock has a faint CMP with Eagle Mark for the Civilian Marksmanship Program. The stock also has a “30” rack number. The front side of the grip has a “P” acceptance mark.

Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 5414379”

Trigger Group: “6528290-SA”

Hammer: “SA- D5546008”

Safety: “SA-11”

Follower: No markings.

Receiver Leg: “F 8528291” , “A  4  9  c”

Op Rod: “6535382  SA”

Barrel: “ A  SA F6535448  9 54 A214D”

Bolt: “6528287-SA A14”

Gas Plug: “NHC”

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 “DRC. 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 sharp. The wood shows scratches, scuffs and depressions throughout. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition for C&R Given its age. .

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion. In this writer’s opinion this is one of the cleanest M1 barrels I have ever seen 10/10!

Overall Condition: this rifle retains 97% of its metal finish. There is minor operational wear throughout and you can see the age of the rifle, however all the metal is in surprisingly good shape. Overall this rifle is in Excellent Condition as a CMP Service Grade rifle.

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: None

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. This Rifle in particular is a stunning example and a living piece of history despite not seeing service in WW2.  Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Springfield CMP Correct Grade M1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle MFD 1954
Springfield CMP Correct Grade M1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle MFD 1954