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Initially developed by John Garand in the 1920s, the M1 Garand rifle (U.S. Rifle Cal. .30 M1) was adopted by the U.S. military in the 1930s and served as the primary infantry rifle during World War II and Korea. A proven workhorse in the field, the semi-automatic, en bloc clip fed, gas-operated rifle also impresses with its accuracy. Over the course of history, the M1 Garand saw action across the globe and was used by military forces of many nations. Eventually replaced by the M14 in 1958, the M1 is still revered by both collectors and shooters as well as the many veterans who carried them during their service.
The item here is a Springfield Armory M1 Garand rifle, manufactured 1943, released by the CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program). As such, the various parts are not original to the gun but are all Springfield Armory correct. The stock is very tight, the action functions well, metal parts finish is very good, with almost no service handling marks present on wood and metal. The stock is a replacement and is marked ‘January 19 2016 K’ under the barrel and carries the CMP/eagle square cartouche on the left side, above the trigger. Markings: Trigger Housing ‘D28290-14-SA’. Hammer ‘SA 5546008’. Barrel (rear side) ‘SA F6535448 12 54 MD 45’ three stars/eagle in a square stamp – all over a lazy ‘P’; no import marks on barrel. Receiver right side ‘B 6 A’ diamond stamp over ‘D 28291 28’. Receiver back/top ‘U.S. Rifle CAL. .30 M1 Springfield Armory 176XXXX’. Receiver left side not marked. Bolt ‘6 528287-SA/A11’. Operating Rod ‘D35382 SA’. Stock does not have P stamp. The bore is clean, bright with well-defined, sharp rifling. ME=2 TE=1. See pictures for overall condition. FFL or C&R required for purchase.
US Rifle cal .30 M1
excellent, clean, bright, well-defined rifling