WWII Springfield CMP Rebuild M1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle C&R 1940

SOLD FOR: $1,376

WOA#: WY240316RG009

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M1 Garand

Serial Number: 24882

Year of Manufacture: Receiver January 1940, Barrel Date March, 1953

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi Auto, 8 round en bloc clip fed

Markings: There is no import mark.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD/ ARMORY / 24882”
Trigger Group: “D28290-12-SA”
Hammer: “C46008-5  SA”
Safety: “F”
Follower: No Marking
Receiver Leg: “R  D 28291-1”
Op Rod: “6535382 SA”
Barrel: “SA D6535448 3 53  A186B  P” and an Ordinance Wheel Stamp.
Bolt: “D28287-12SA  /  10B”, and a Diamond Stamp.

The Stock has a CMP Cartouche Stamp.

The inside of the stock has “DEC 9 2019” written in Sharpie on the inside of the forend.

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. The elevation knob is marked from 2-12 in increments of 2.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The wood stock has a semi-pistol grip, metal nose caps, stacking loop, double sling loops, and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage. The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The new stock stock shows almost no signs of wear with the exception of a small chip on just in front of the bottom metal for the trigger group. The refinished buttplate has semi-dulled checkering and a small spot where the finish has come off next to the door. The new handguard wood also has almost no handling wear, however both pieces of wood are somewhat loose. Overall the replaced wood is in Very Good to Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original, and refinished.

Bore Condition: The bore is semi-dulled, the rifling is well defined, and there is very mild erosion throughout the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 6.5/10.

Overall Condition: The barrel and trigger group have not been refinished, the receiver has been refinished, the op rod and gas tube have been refinished. The refinished metal surfaces appear to have been moderately pitted before they were refinished. The metal surfaces have some light handling wear and surface scratches throughout. Overall this rifle is in Good to Very Good condition for refinished as C&R.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: The M1 Garand, designed by Canadian-born John C. Garand and manufactured by Springfield Armory, holds an iconic place in American military history. Serving as the standard-issue rifle for the U.S. military during World War II and the Korean War, it was the first semi-automatic rifle to be generally issued to the infantry of any nation. Chambered in .30-06 Springfield, this gas-operated, rotating bolt rifle gave American troops a distinct advantage in firefights, allowing for a rate of fire that bolt-action rifles simply couldn’t match. The M1 Garand’s design was revolutionary for its time, with an internal magazine fed by an eight-round “en bloc” clip. The rifle automatically ejected the clip with a distinctive “ping” sound when empty, signaling the need for a reload. This sound became iconic, a signature auditory clue of the weapon’s presence on the battlefield. While the fixed magazine and clip system did present some limitations, they were largely outweighed by the rifle’s advantages in speed and firepower. Today, the M1 Garand is a coveted piece for collectors, competitive shooters, and history enthusiasts alike. It is often seen in vintage military shooting competitions and has become a popular choice for hunters who appreciate its historical significance. With its blend of innovative design, rugged reliability, and proven effectiveness, the M1 Garand is more than just a relic of the past; it’s a symbol of American ingenuity and the bravery of those who carried it into battle. This example has a very early serialized receiver and then was re-barrelled, refinished with the Civilian Marksmanship Program and recently had the stock replaced. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

WWII Springfield CMP Rebuild M1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle C&R 1940
WWII Springfield CMP Rebuild M1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle C&R 1940