US WWII Springfield Armory M-1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle, 1943 C&R Rare

SOLD FOR: $1,425.00

WOA#: WY240502NA017

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M-1 Garand

Serial Number: 1393347

Year of Manufacture: February 1943

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed

Markings: The import mark on the barrel reads “ARLINGTON ORD. ARL. VA. .30-06”.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 1393347”.
Trigger Group: “D28290-12-SA”
Hammer: “C46008-3 SA”
Safety: “C46015-9SA”
Follower: Unmarked
Receiver Leg: “S10G diamond” and “D 28291 17”
Op Rod: “7790722 SA”
Barrel: “ARLINGTON ORD. ARL. VA. .30-06”
Bolt: “D28287-19SA / A-6”
The stock and sights are described below.

Barrel Length: 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 “BME”. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “WCE”. The rear sight protective cover has minor play to the base. The windage adjustment clicks are positive, but the elevation adjustment clicks are weak.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a pistol grip, metal nose caps, stacking loop, two sling loops and a metal butt plate with hinged door for storage in the butt. There is a four-piece cleaning rod, bore brush, plastic oil bottle and M10 combo tool in the compartment. There is a thin crack at the left-front of the rear handguard. There are some scattered light nicks and scratches. There are a few more notable dings in the grip. The LOP measures 13 1/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the butt plate. The butt plate has scattered wear, mostly finished-over. Overall, the stocks are in Very Good condition as refinished.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright. The rifling is sharp. There is some scattered minor erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates about 8 out of 10. The bore shows an M.E. of 1.5. The throat shows a T.E. of 2.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its current metal finish. The finish is thinning at some edges. There are scattered minor nicks, scuffs and scratches, most not through the finish. There is infrequent minor surface erosion, most notable on the rear sight protective cover to each side of the aperture. The heel of the receiver is notably darker than the rest, likely indicating lead annealing. The action shows light operational wear. The markings range from clear to worn, but legible. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine 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: The rifle comes with an attached unmarked OD canvas sling and the aforementioned cleaning accessories stored 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 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 Springfield Armory M-1 Garand was made back in 1943. After WWII, it served for a US ally, most likely South Korea, and was eventually imported back into the US for sale to the civilian market. The importer, Arlington Ordnance, refurbished the rifle and installed a replacement barrel. The rear sight assembly needs a little work, but the bore is strong and the mechanics are solid. This M-1 Garand can still put lots of lead down range. Please see our photos and good luck!

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

US WWII Springfield Armory M-1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle, 1943 C&R Rare
US WWII Springfield Armory M-1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle, 1943 C&R Rare