WWII Springfield CMP Service Grade M1 Garand .308 Semi-Auto U.S. Rifle

SOLD FOR: $1900

WOA#: WY220923FD010

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M1 Garand

Serial Number: 3031753

Year of Manufacture: June 1944. Barrel Date: February, 1955

Caliber: 30-06

Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed

Markings: The left side of the stock has a CMP with Eagle Mark for the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 3031758”

Trigger Group: “D28290-12-SA”- A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).

Hammer: “SA 5546008”– A Springfield part (page 98).

Safety: “SA” – (page 103).

Follower: No markings.

Receiver Leg: “D 28291 34 YOB8 D”

Op Rod: “35382 9  SA.” – A Springfield part (page 71).

Barrel: “D6535448-2-55 XXPS”

Bolt: “D6528287 IHC / U”- An international Harvester Company Part

Barrel Length: Approximately 24 Inches

Stock:  The inside is printed, “Oct 14 2014 / B”.

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 “2-10” 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 shows light scratches and very minimal wear. The wood shows only a few small faint scratches.  The bottom of the buttstock has one small nick.  The LOP measures 13.25 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Fine 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 minor erosion in the bore and some patina at the end of the muzzle in the grooves.  The bore shows an M.E of 1 and a TE of 2.

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 gas tube assembly shows thinning and a small area of light surface erosion. 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 Fine 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:  CMP Hard Sided Case, Certificate of Authenticity, Sling, Armorers Tag #5 with Rifle Grade Assessment.

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 1944.  It has since been rebuilt and refinished by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). The barrel and stock are new production parts. It is now an M1 Garand .308 Service Grade. The rifle looks good and the bore is strong & bright. The rifle is in Very Good Plus to Fine condition.  This M1 Garand comes with a CMP Certificate of Authenticity and a CMP hard case. Good luck!

WWII Springfield CMP Service Grade M1 Garand .308 Semi-Auto U.S. Rifle
WWII Springfield CMP Service Grade M1 Garand .308 Semi-Auto U.S. Rifle