U.S. Springfield M1 Garand .30-06 Military Semi Automatic Rifle, 1954 C&R

SOLD FOR: $986.99

WOA#: WY240318JM003

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M1 Garand

Serial Number: 4340977

Year of Manufacture: Ca. 1954. Barrel Date: September, 1953

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed

Markings: There is no import mark.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 4340977”.
Trigger Group: “8528290-SA”
Hammer: “SA C5546008”
Safety: “SA 11”
Follower: unmarked
Receiver Leg: “A 50 B / D 6528291 43”
Op Rod: “6535382 SA”
Barrel: “SA D6535448 9 53  A20?0”, “P”, with a Defense “Eagle” acceptance stamp, and other inspection stamps
Bolt:“6528287-SA / A11”
The stock and sights are described below.

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.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The face of the grip is marked with a “circled P”. The left side of the stock, above the trigger, is marked with a Defense “Eagle” acceptance stamp. The wood stock has a pistol grip, metal nose caps, stacking loop, two sling loops, and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage in the butt. There are cleaning accessories in the storage compartment. The wood shows scattered nicks, dings, scrapes and scratches. Some of the marks have damaged or removed small areas of the surface wood. There are no cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has mostly worn to white with scattered nicks. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The grooves are semi bright and the rifling is deep. There is fouling and some light erosion in the grooves. The bore shows an M.E. of 2. The throat shows a T.E. of 5. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates about 7 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 87% of its current metal finish. The finish is thinning at most edges. There is some finish wear on the exposed portion of the barrel. There are some light nicks and small scratches. The action shows operational wear. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Very Good condition as refinished.

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 comes with a green canvas sling and the cleaning accessories in the buttstock.

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”. 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.

This Springfield Armory M1 Garand was originally made around 1954. The rifle has since been refinished, likely an arsenal refurbishment. This M1 Garand has a strong bore and will be putting .30-06 downrange for a long time to come. Please see our photos and good luck!

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud

U.S. Springfield M1 Garand .30-06 Military Semi Automatic Rifle, 1954 C&R
U.S. Springfield M1 Garand .30-06 Military Semi Automatic Rifle, 1954 C&R