WWII Winchester M1 Garand US .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle OCT 1944 CMP C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,775

WOA#: WY240217TR001

Make: Winchester

Model: M1 Garand

Serial Number: 2509326

Year of Manufacture: October 1944, Barrel date 9-44

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi Auto, en bloc clip fed

Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK / 2509326”
Trigger Group: “D28290-W.R.A.”
Trigger Guard: “C-46025W.R.A”
Hammer: “C46008-IW.R.A.”
Safety: “1”
Follower: “11”
Receiver Leg: “D28291-2”
Op Rod: “D35382-W.R.A.”
Barrel: “U   3-S  A  9  44  8”, “P.”
Bolt: “D28287-I W.R.A.”.
Gas plug: “NHC”.

Stock: “P” stamp on the front of the grip

Windage knob is marked “LEFT”  twice with arrows

Elevation Knob is marked “BATTLE RANGE  /UP/ DOWN”.

The left side of the stock “18  /  A / G”

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.

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 shows light wear on the checkering. There are compression marks, scuffs, and scratches throughout the wood. There is one moderate sized chip in the wood on the right side of the buttstock near the buttplate that has been filled in with stain. The LOP measures 13”  from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Some parts have their original finish, some have been refinished.

Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright and the rifling is present. There is moderate erosion throughout. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 5/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 75% of its metal finish. There are scuffs and scrapes throughout the metal. There are heavier scratches, some pitting, and thinning to the finish on the bottom front of the gas tube and the sides of the barrel. The action shows operational wear. The receiver flat in front of the rear sight has thinning finish and some scratches. The screw heads are sharp, the markings are well defined. Overall, this rifle rates in about Good to 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: This rifle comes with a green canvas sling and a Certificate of authenticity from the Civilian Marksmanship program.

Our Assessment: The M1 Garand, designed by Canadian-born John C. Garand and manufactured by Winchester Repeating Arms, 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.

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 Winchester M1 Garand US .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle OCT 1944 CMP C&R
WWII Winchester M1 Garand US .30-06 Semi-Auto Rifle OCT 1944 CMP C&R