SOLD FOR: $1200
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 1531647
Year of Manufacture: April 1943
Barrel Date: 11-43
Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed
Markings: The front of the semi-pistol grip is marked with a circled “P”.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 1531647”
Trigger Group: “6528290-HRA H”
Hammer: “C46008-9 S”
Receiver Leg: “0 3 1 B / D 23291 27” with a Diamond Proof. In electric pencil “LEAD / 9-64”.
Op Rod: “D35382 9 SA”
Bolt: “D28287-12SA / RE6B”
Barrel Length: Approximately 24 Inches
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.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a traditional semi-pistol grip, metal nose caps, a stacking loop, two sling loops and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage in the butt. The buttplate shows light scratches and handling wear. There are some shallow compression marks throughout the stock. There are no chips or cracks. There are a few nicks with two prominent ones on top of the handguard. There is a heavy compression mark on top of the buttstock. The LOP measures 13.25 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original to CMP Conversion
Bore Condition: The grooves are light gray and the rifling is deep. There is some very minor corrosion in the bore. The bore shows an M.E of 1+ and a TE of 3.
Overall Condition: The metal shows minor scrapes & scratches. The bolt shows slight discoloration. The bottom rear of the receiver shows cleaned surface erosion and thinning. The sides of the trigger group show slight thinning. The receiver and bolt bolt show operational wear. The op rod shows discoloration from oxidation and thinning on the edges. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition as a CMP Service Grade rifle.
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: This rifle comes with a CMP Hard Sided Case with foam inserts, Owner’s manual, CMP Yellow Chamber Flag, CMP Certificate of Authenticity, and an En-Bloc.
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 the war with limited issued semi-automatic rifles or developed such rifles during the war, America was the only nation to enter 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 the Korean War and into the Vietnam War. Interestingly, while many other weapons and military items would see production contracts sent out 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.
This Springfield Armory M1 Garand was made back in 1943. It has since been rebuilt and refinished by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). With a mix of original Springfield parts including its barrel dated for 1943 and others this rifle will make a fine addition to any collection. It is now an M1 Garand .30-06 Service Grade. The rifle looks great and the bore is strong & bright. Please see our photos and good luck!