US WWII Springfield Armory M-1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle, 1944 C&R Rare

SOLD FOR: $1,345.00

WOA#: WY240502NA010

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M-1 Garand

Serial Number: 2445945

Year of Manufacture: Receiver dates to January 1944. Barrel is dated September 1966.

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed

Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 2445945”.
Trigger Group: “D28290-5-SA”
Hammer: “C46008-5 SA”
Safety: Unmarked
Follower: “11”
Receiver Leg: “059A diamond” and “D 28291 32”
Op Rod: “7790722 SA”
Barrel: “SA 6535448 9 66 BU34”, “P”, “M” and defense eagle.
Bolt: “D28287-12SA / W10B” and diamond.
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 “DRC”. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “WCE”.

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 in green canvas pouch, bore brush, chamber brush, plastic oil bottle and M10 combo tool in the compartment. Note, the chamber brush has pierced the lid of the oil bottle. The stocks have scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches with a few more notable dings. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the butt plate. The butt plate has mostly worn to white with some light surface oxidation. Overall, the stocks are in Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Refinished, likely Arsenal Refurbished

Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright. The rifling is sharp. There is some scattered light erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 7 out of 10. The bore shows an M.E. of 2.5. The throat shows a T.E. of 3.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 80% of its current metal finish. The finish is thinning at most edges. The gas cylinder is mostly worn to white. There is lighter finish wear on the trigger group. There are some light nicks, scuffs and scratches. There is some stubborn dried grease on the bolt. The action shows operational wear. The markings range from clear to worn, but legible. 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: The rifle comes with an attached M-1907 brown leather sling marked “MRT”, 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 1944. It apparently remained in service for some time after WWII, having a Vietnam-era replacement barrel. The rifle retains a pretty good bore and strong mechanics. 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, 1944 C&R Rare
US WWII Springfield Armory M-1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle, 1944 C&R Rare