WWII U.S. Springfield CMP Rack Grade M1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,234

WOA#: WY240115DM003

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M1 Garand

Serial Number: 4202367

Year of Manufacture: 1945, February

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi Auto, 8 round en bloc clip fed

Markings: There is no import mark.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD/ ARMORY / 4202367”
Trigger Group: “D28290-12-SA”
Trigger Guard: No marking
Hammer: “SA C55460008”
Safety: “C46015-9SA”
Follower: “12”
Receiver Leg: “D 652” (The rest is illegible due to pitting)
Op Rod: “D35382 9 SA”
Barrel: “1-S-A 2-45”
Bolt: “D28287-12SA”, “S-B7” with a diamond

Barrel Length: Approximately 24”

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.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The wood stock has a semi-pistol grip, metal nose cap, stacking loop, two sling loops, and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage. The buttplate is heavily worn and there are areas of checkering that have been completely worn away. There are compression marks, scuffs, and scratches throughout the wood. Some of the compression marks have gone deep enough to become holes. The wood is discolored. There is a crack in the top of the rear upper handguard and a chunk of wood missing from the left rear side. The LOP measures 13.25”  from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Fair overall condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is gray and the rifling is defined. There is moderate erosion in the bore.

In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates 5 out of 10.

Many military and C&R eligible weapons have bores that will show erosion. This is not only due to age but to the fact that corrosive primers were commonly used in ammunition worldwide. For example, the U.S. used corrosive ammunition throughout WWII. The U.S. military did not begin to phase out corrosive-primed ammunition until the 1950s.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 10% of its metal finish. There are scuffs and scrapes throughout the metal. There is heavy pitting throughout the receiver above and below the stock line. The trigger group is also heavily pitted. There is pitting on the op-rod and barrel bands. The stacking loop is bent. The screw heads show moderate to heavy use. The markings are well defined. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fair 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: This rifle comes with a black CMP hard case and CMP owner’s manual.

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. 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 WWII 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 made in February, 1945. The marked parts are all Springfield Armory, which is fairly uncommon. The stock has seen better days and there is a fair amount of wear, though there are only a few small areas of superficial damage. The receiver and trigger group have a lot of pitting. None of it appears to inhibit the safe usage of the rifle, but it is still something to keep in mind. There is pitting on some of the other metal surfaces as well. The bore has a lot of life left in it, with more than enough rifling to be an effective shooter. The full set of Springfield Armory parts would make this an interesting addition to any U.S. or Second World War collection. Please see our photos.


WWII U.S. Springfield CMP Rack Grade M1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle C&R
WWII U.S. Springfield CMP Rack Grade M1 Garand .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle C&R