US Post-WWII Springfield Armory M-1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle 1956 C&R

SOLD FOR: $942

WOA#: WY240316RG006

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M-1 Garand

Serial Number: 5893396

Year of Manufacture: Receiver 1956. Barrel dated June 1955.

Caliber: .30-06

Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed

Stock: The left side of the stock is marked with a Defense acceptance stamp and the front side of the grip has a “P” acceptance mark.

Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 5893396”

Trigger Group: “6528290-SA”

Hammer: “SA D55446008”

Safety: “SA 11”

Follower: No markings.

Receiver Leg: “T 6 / F 6528291”

Op Rod: “6535382  SA”

Barrel: “T   SA F6535448  6 55 MD 51” and “P   M”.

Bolt: “6528287-SA  Y01”

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 buttplate with hinged door for storage in the butt. The buttplate has lost its finish and the checkering is semi-dulled. The stock shows depressions, scrapes, and scratches throughout, and one dent on the belly just behind the grip. The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The handguard also has scratches and compressions throughout with a chip out of the left side of the forward portion of the wood. The wood on this rifle rates in about Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright and the rifling is very well defined. There is minor erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 7/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its original finish. There are light surface scratches and wear marks scattered throughout the metal, with the majority of the finish loss and mars on the muzzle, gas tube, trigger guard, and receiver rear. The non-exposed portions of the metal are in Excellent condition. The exposed portions are in Good condition for C&R considering the age.

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 conflict, America was the only nation to enter the war 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 Garand 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 Korea and into Vietnam. Interestingly, while many other weapons and military gear would see production contracts let 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 M-1 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. 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 1956 C&R
US Post-WWII Springfield Armory M-1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle 1956 C&R