Springfield CMP Expert Grade M1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle C&R 1942

SOLD FOR: $1,575

WOA#: WY240318RU117

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M1 Garand

Serial Number: 994052

Year of Manufacture: Receiver November 1942, Barrel Date November, 2022.

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi Auto, 8 round en bloc clip fed

Markings: There is no import mark.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD/ ARMORY / 994052”
Trigger Group: “D28290-12-SA”
Hammer: “C46008-7  SA”
Safety: “C46015-9SA”
Follower: “12”
Receiver Leg: “R 42  D 28291 17  S”, and “65 S”.
Op Rod: “D35382 SA”
Barrel: “CBI 6535448 1-10 11/22 6H”.
Bolt: “D28287-19SA  /  A-6”.

The Stock has a CMP Cartouche Stamp.

The inside of the stock has “BK” written in Sharpie on the inside of the forend.

Barrel Length: Approximately 24”

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 2.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The wood stock has a semi-pistol grip, metal nose caps, stacking loop, double sling loops, and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage. The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. This CMP replacement stock and handguards have almost no handling wear and are in Excellent to Like New condition. The buttplate similarly has almost no wear and is in excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original, and refinished.

Bore Condition: This rifle had the barrel replaced with a Criterion Barrel in 2022. The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp, there is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: The barrel and trigger group have not been refinished, the receiver has been refinished, the op rod and gas tube have been refinished. The refinished metal surfaces appear to have been moderately pitted before they were refinished. The metal surfaces have some light handling wear. Overall this rifle is in Excellent to Like New condition for refinished as 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 cleaning kit with tool, a leather 1907 pattern sling, yellow chamber flag, certificate of authenticity, En bloc clip, owner’s manual, CMP inspection tag, and CMP hard case.

Our Assessment: The M1 Garand, designed by Canadian-born John C. Garand and manufactured by Springfield Armory, holds an iconic place in American military history. Serving as the standard-issue rifle for the U.S. military during World War II and the Korean War, it was the first semi-automatic rifle to be generally issued to the infantry of any nation. Chambered in .30-06 Springfield, this gas-operated, rotating bolt rifle gave American troops a distinct advantage in firefights, allowing for a rate of fire that bolt-action rifles simply couldn’t match. The M1 Garand’s design was revolutionary for its time, with an internal magazine fed by an eight-round “en bloc” clip. The rifle automatically ejected the clip with a distinctive “ping” sound when empty, signaling the need for a reload. This sound became iconic, a signature auditory clue of the weapon’s presence on the battlefield. While the fixed magazine and clip system did present some limitations, they were largely outweighed by the rifle’s advantages in speed and firepower. Today, the M1 Garand is a coveted piece for collectors, competitive shooters, and history enthusiasts alike. It is often seen in vintage military shooting competitions and has become a popular choice for hunters who appreciate its historical significance. With its blend of innovative design, rugged reliability, and proven effectiveness, the M1 Garand is more than just a relic of the past; it’s a symbol of American ingenuity and the bravery of those who carried it into battle. This example has a very early serialized receiver and then was re-barrelled, refinished and re-stocked by the Civilian Marksmanship Program. The armorer’s inspection tag reads “RM1 Expert Grade” rebuilt in “12-2-2022”.  Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Springfield CMP Expert Grade M1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle C&R 1942
Springfield CMP Expert Grade M1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle C&R 1942