WWII Springfield M1D M1 Garand Sniper M84 .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle C&R

SOLD FOR: $2,505

WOA#: WY240117CB017

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M1 Garand, Possibly an M1D, We were unable to remove the gas tube to verify if the barrel is stamped with the drawing number “D7312555”.

Serial Number: 3772532

Year of Manufacture: Receiver April of 1945, There is no date stamp on the barrel.

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi Automatic rifle, En Block Clip Fed

Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 3772532”.
Trigger Group: “D28290-14-SA”.
Hammer: “C46008-7 SA”.
Follower: “11”.
Receiver Leg: “0   8  8    B”  and “D 28291 35” – Correct for Springfield.
Op Rod: “7790722 SA”.
Bolt: “6528287-SA  /  Z1”.
Barrel: Unable to remove the gas tube to inspect under the handguards for barrel markings, No visible markings on the barrel.
The stock, sights and scope assembly are described below.

Barrel Length: Approximately 24” Inches, 26.5 with 5 prong flash hider. The original end block is included with the rifle.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade set between two protective wings. The rear sight is a fully adjustable aperture set between protective wings. The windage knob is marked “LEFT arrow” twice. The elevation knob is marked “WC-E ” and “2-11” and “M”.
The rifle comes with an M84 Scope assembly. This M84 serial number “2532” is set in an M1D mount. M1D Garand Snipers were issued with an M84 scope in an M1D mount.
The M84 scope is marked “TELESCOPE M84 SERIAL NO 2532”. The covered turrets are marked 0-9 for elevation and L/R 0-20 in increments of 5 for windage. The scope uses a tapered post vertical reticle. There are some dust flecks in the sight pictures. The knobs turn with positive clicks and the sunshade is functional. The mounting screw functions correctly. The scope assembly is in about Good to Very Good condition.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The three piece oil finished stock has a semi- pistol grip, metal nose caps, two sling loops, stacking loop and a metal buttplate with a hinged door for storage. The rifle is also equipped with a leather cheek pad that helps position the shooter’s head behind the offset scope. The brass grommets on the pad show green patina around them, the leather is in Very Good Condition. The buttplate has dulled peaks in the checkering, some pitting and some small patches of surface rust. The wood portions of the rifle show very little wear or handling marks. The stock has a small scratch on the right side just in front and above of the trigger group. There is also a scratch on the left just behind the trigger group. The two piece handguard shows almost no wear. The LOP measures 13.25 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock and handguards rate in about Very Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is gray, with defined rifling and moderate to heavy erosion. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 5/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The metal shows almost no scrapes or small scratches. The receiver, follower and bolt show light operational wear. There are scattered surface rust freckles around the rear sight. The markings are well defined and the screw heads are sharp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.

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: The rifle comes with an M84 scope, M1D scope mount, flash hider, original end cap, a leather sling, and a leather cheek piece.

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 originally produced in 1945. Here is some M1D information from Scott Duff (who literally wrote the book on the M1 Garand) over at www.scott-duff.com : “As all M1D rifles were rebuilt rifles, the receiver may be of any manufacture and of any serial number produced prior to the date of the rebuild. The same applies to the individual components, any part made prior to the date of the rebuild is correct. All M1D barrels were made by Springfield Armory. The earliest observed M1D barrel is dated 5-51. M1D barrels have been counterfeited and merit careful examination. Nearly all M1D barrels were stamped with drawing number D7312555. M1D barrels manufactured through the fall of 1952 had the drawing number stamped on the top, underneath the rear hand guard.(Which unfortunately we could not remove to verify without potentially damaging the firearm.)  M1D barrels manufactured after the fall of 1952 had the drawing number stamped on the right side, adjacent to the date. The total number of service grade rifles converted by the military to M1D configuration is unknown. However, it is certain that well over 10,000 were converted. No less than 5,000 M1Ds were sold or given to foreign nations. In 1993 and 1994 over 6,000 M1D rifles were deemed obsolete and destroyed under orders from the Secretary of the Army. Beginning in 1995, M1D rifles were sold by the Director of Civilian Marksmanship (DCM), the forerunner to the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) to qualified individuals.” Please See our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

WWII Springfield M1D M1 Garand Sniper M84 .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle C&R
WWII Springfield M1D M1 Garand Sniper M84 .30-06 Semi Automatic Rifle C&R