US Post-WWII Springfield Armory M-1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle, 1954 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,327.00

WOA#: WY240316RG010

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M-1 Garand

Serial Number: 4355258

Year of Manufacture: Receiver dates to 1954. Barrel is dated December 1953.

Caliber: 30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed

Markings: The front side of the grip has a “P” acceptance mark.

Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 4355258”

Trigger Group: “6528290-SA”

Hammer: “SA- D5546008”

Safety: “F”

Follower: No markings.

Receiver Leg: “D 6528291 4G” and ”A48B”.

Bottom of the receiver: “08” and “44”.

Op Rod: “6535382  SA”

Barrel: “T  SA F6535448  12 53 MD38” and a Star Proof.

Bolt: “6528287-SA A13”

Gas Plug: “NHC”

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 two.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a traditional grip, metal nose caps, a stacking loop, two sling loops and a metal butt plate with hinged door for storage in the butt. The butt plate has lost its finish, and the checkering has dulled except on the door where it is still mostly sharp. The wood shows minimal 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 butt plate. The stock rates in about Very Good to Excellent condition for C&R.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp to well defined. There is no visible erosion. In this writer’s opinion, this is one of the cleanest M-1 barrels I have ever seen, 10/10!

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is minor operational wear throughout and you can see the age of the rifle, however all of the metal is in surprisingly good shape. The floor plate has begun to patina. Overall, this rifle is in Excellent Condition. Please see our photos for a better understanding of this rifle’s condition.

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 WW2 with limited issued semi-automatic rifles or developed such rifles during the war, America was the only nation to enter the conflict 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 Korea and into Vietnam. Interestingly, while many other weapons and military items would see wartime production contracts let to otherwise non-related companies, manufacture of the Garand remained with Springfield Armory and Winchester during WWII. 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 rifle in particular is a stunning example of a Post-WW2 SA M-1 Garand. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!! -R.L.

US Post-WWII Springfield Armory M-1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle, 1954 C&R
US Post-WWII Springfield Armory M-1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle, 1954 C&R