Springfield CMP Service Grade M1 Garand OE Converted to 308 Rifle MFD 1957

SOLD FOR: $1,125

WOA#: WY240301ER001

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M1 Garand

Serial Number: 5939077

Year of Manufacture: 1957 Receiver, Barrel date 1991.

Caliber: .308 WIN.

Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed


Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 5939077”

Trigger Group: “D28290-5-SA”

Hammer: “SA D5546008”

Safety: “SA-11”

Follower: No markings.

Receiver Leg: “F 6528291” , “Z 1 1  A”

Op Rod: “6535382  SA”, This is a Straight side Op Rod.

Barrel: “1 10 308 WIN    7 91   2  SHORT CHAMBER” and on the left side “MIN GO”.

Bolt: “D28287-19SA  /  A-9”

Gas Plug: “P”

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 National Match 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 with “WC/E”.

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. The wood shows scratches, scuffs and depressions throughout. There is a chip on the left side of the stock that has been covered over with finish. The lower handguard also has a waxy substance stuck to it. The upper handguard wood has minimal scratches and compressions, and two small nicks on the bottom of the forward portion of the handguard wood. The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Good to Very Good overall condition for C&R Given its age.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: This rifle has been converted from 30-06 to 308 sometime after 1991. This new barrel’s bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: this rifle retains 90% 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. The gas tube, plug, muzzle area and butt plate show the majority of the wear. The trigger guard has what appears to be a pitted section on the rim. Please see our photos for a better understanding of this rifle’s condition. 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: This rifle includes a copy of the 1965 field manual, The original CMP sales sheets, request forms, and receipts from 1987,89, and 1990 from the Department of the Army, along with the manilla envelope. Also includes sight covers.

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.

This M1 was sold to the owner through the Department of the Army Civilian Marksmanship Program starting the process in 1987 getting shipped in 1990. The bill of sale from the Army was that this rifle is a Service Grade M1 W/OE meaning original equipment. The barrel code indicates that the rifle was rebarreled and converted to 308 sometime after 1991, and also had the National Match rear sight added to it. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Springfield CMP Service Grade M1 Garand OE Converted to 308 Rifle MFD 1957
Springfield CMP Service Grade M1 Garand OE Converted to 308 Rifle MFD 1957