WWII Springfield M1 Garand U.S. .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle 1944 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,726.09

WOA#: WY24022424CC019

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M1 Garand

Serial Number: 2446710

Year of Manufacture: Receiver: January 1944. Barrel Date December 1943

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed

Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 2446710”.

Trigger Group: “D28290-12-SA ”

Hammer: “C46008-5 SA”

Follower: ”12”

Safety: “SA-11”

Receiver Leg: “A  5  B” and “D 28291 32”

Op Rod: “D35382 9 SA”

Barrel: “PM        1-S-A-12-43” and several proofs.

Bolt: “D28287-12SA   /   RE6B”

Receiver Bottom: “2”.

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. / GAW” and ordinance wheels both on the side and the bottom of the grip.  The stock and handguard wood has normal scattered compression marks, scratches and handling wear throughout. The bottom of the grip has two larger scratches, the bottom of the butt has a patch where the finish has bubbled and dried, and the forend has a scratch where the sling rubs. The metal butt plate has retained most of its finish and has semi-dulled checkering. Overall the wood on this rifle is in Good to Very Good condition for C&R given its age.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is gray and the rifling is well defined. There is light erosion throughout the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 6.5/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The receiver shows scattered handling wear and brown patina, the muzzle, bottom metal, and trigger guard have lost most of their finish. 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 green canvas sling.

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 GAW stamp on the stock, meaning it was made by Springfield Armory while Col. George A. Woody was in charge of the Armory between Aug. 1943 and Aug. 1944. 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 U.S. .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle 1944 C&R
WWII Springfield M1 Garand U.S. .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle 1944 C&R