WWII Springfield M1 Garand CMP Service Grade .30-06 Rifle 1943 Rare Stock

SOLD FOR: $1,425

WOA#: WY240225JH010

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M1 Garand

Serial Number: 1568877

Year of Manufacture: Receiver: May 1943. Barrel Date September 1943

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed

Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 1568877”.

Trigger Group: “D28290-7-SA”

Hammer: “C46008-3 SA”

Safety: “SA-11”

Receiver Leg: “D  3  0  A  WW” and “D 28291 27”

Op Rod: “D35382 SA”

Barrel: “1-S-A-9-43       P”

Bolt: “D28287-I.W.R.A”

Receiver Bottom: “14A”

Gas Plug “PO”

Stock: “SA  / EMcF” and the rack number “33”.

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 with “DRC”. The elevation knob is marked from 2-12 in increments of 2.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The wood stock has a traditional Semi-pistol grip, metal nose caps, two sling loops, stacking ring, and a checkered metal buttplate with storage compartment.  The LOP measures 13” inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The stock is marked with a circle “P” on the front of the grip and “ S.A. / EMcF” and a large ordinance wheel. The cap of the pistol grip has a barely visible ordinance wheel stamp. The stock also has a rack number “33”.  The stock and forend wood have a large number of compressions, marrs and gouges that have all been covered with oil. The metal butt plate has retained none of its finish and has semi-dulled checkering except on the storage door, which has semi-dulled peaks. Overall the wood on this rifle is in Good condition for C&R given its age.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is well defined. There is no visible erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 7.5/10. The CMP tag says the muzzle is a 1+ and the throat reading is a 3.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The receiver shows scattered light handling wear, the gas tube shows the majority of wear and finish loss. The barrel is very clean on the exterior. Overall this rifle is in Good to Very Good condition for C&R.

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 includes a CMP hard case, En bloc clip, chamber flag, Manual, CMP card, CMP inspection tag, Training or display clip with de-milled rounds, and a Korean war era cut down M1 bayonet. Which has had the markings scrubbed off and was parkerized.

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. This example has the EMcF stamp on the stock, meaning it was made by Springfield Armory while Col. Earl McFarland was in charge of the Armory between June 1942 and July 1943. This rifle also has the Large and Small ordinance wheel marks. This is considered to be one of the more rare stocks for M1s. 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. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

WWII Springfield M1 Garand CMP Service Grade .30-06 Rifle 1943 Rare Stock
WWII Springfield M1 Garand CMP Service Grade .30-06 Rifle 1943 Rare Stock