WWII Springfield M1 Garand Rifle c. May 1944

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Item 808386817
Location Tyrone, GA 30290
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WWII Springfield Armory M1 Garand c. May 1944

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This is an original and correct Springfield Armory M-1 Garand Rifle from May 1944 that has all of the hallmarks of a battle used rifle.

The serial number on this rifle is 2842564, indicating it was manufactured at Springfield in May 1944. The trigger housing is the correct small pad -14-SA type that retains 95% of its original gray-green parkerized finish with a small area of pitting and finish loss near the drawing number stamp. The trigger guard is the correct milled type that has a “Y” inspector’s initial on the inside flat of the guard. The trigger guard retains approximately 95% of its original gray-green parkerized finish. The trigger is the correct Springfield Armory second type with the correct raised, die stamped “S/90” on the upper right portion of the trigger. The trigger retains approximately 98% of its original parkerized finish. The sear retains a much darker finish but shows virtually no wear. The safety is the correct rounded top with the WWII-era “SA_11” stamp on the lower right side. The safety retains approximately 90% of its original parkerized finish. The hammer is the correct -7 SA stamp on the face of the hammer that retains 95% of its original parkerized finish. The ejector clip spring retains virtually all of its finish. The hammer spring housing is the correct 45-degree bevel cut in the spring window and it retains virtually all of its original parkerized finish. The hammer spring remains in the white and is in fine condition with the correct 20 coils. The hammer spring plunger is the correct first type with wings that retains the vast majority of its original parkerized finish.

The bullet guide is the Springfield stamped type without the elbow bend cuts. It also has the correct indentation on both sides at the bend. The bullet guide retains 95% of its original parkerized finish. The follower arm is the correct Springfield no-bevel type with rounded shoulders. The follower arm retains 95% of its original parkerized finish.

The operating rod catch is the correct Springfield second type that retains 95% of its original parkerized finish. The accelerator retains 98% of its original blued finish that is secured with a pin that remains in the white. The follower is the correct Springfield type with “12” stamp on the bottom tail. The follower retains 95% of its original parkerized finish and the cartridge slide retains 98% of its parkerized finish. The follower rod is the correct riveted ribbed, short fork type that retains approximately 95% of its parkerized finish. The op rod spring is in excellent condition and remains in the white.

The bolt is the correct Springfield -12SA drawing number with “S-o4(diamond)” heat lot number. The bolt retains 95% of its original parkerized finish. The extractor retains approximately 90% of its original blued finish. The firing pin is the correct half-round type that retains approximately 75% of it parkerized finish with some discoloration noted along the flat side. The ejector is generally in the white except for the extractor pin notch. The ejector spring has 28 coils and remains in the white.

The gas cylinder is the correct Springfield wide front sight base type with the top flat on the rear barrel ring. The threaded end of the stacking swivel screw is center punch staked in place. The stacking swivel has a mixed brown finish adjacent to areas worn to the white. The front site is the correct Springfield type that measures .653 inches at the top of the guard. The gas cylinder retains 70% of its original but faded dark black finish.

The gas cylinder lock is the correct Springfield type with chamfered face and no hump. The gas cylinder lock retains 70% of its original blacked finish. The gas cylinder lock screw is the correct single slot type that is generally in the white throughout from wear. The piston-facing end shows operational wear and pitting. The operating rod is the correct “6 SA”, concave side type that is uncut. The operating rod retains 90% of its original parkerized finish. The piston face exhibits operational wear but has no pitting or chips and remains within specifications measuring .527 inches in diameter.

The ejector clip is the second type with squared front end that retains the majority of its original parkerized finish. The receiver retains 85% of its original, though thinning, parkerized finish. The right side has the drawing number “D 28291 32,” and heat lot number “07 OC[diamond]. There are various inspection marks on the receiver to include “WW” on the right side. The Springfield, nomenclature and serial number stamps all remain crisp. The breech face remains in the white. There are normal wear marks along the rails and other friction points.

The rear site is the correct long pinion, square lock bar type with knurled windage and elevation knobs. The square lock bar shows wear along the outer edges. The staking hole on the end of the long pinion is clearly visible with the lock bar staked to it. The windage knob has the correct closed arrowheads and sharp knurling on the outer edge. The rear face of the aperture has the Springfield-characteristic fine, even checkering with no milling marks below the checkering. The aperture retains 95% of its original finish. The rear site cover has the correct reinforcing ribs with parallel lines on both sides (parallel to barrel) and towards the rear of the face (perpendicular to barrel). The elevation knob is the correct Springfield closed arrowhead type with knurled edge and unmarred single slot screw. The elevation knob cover retains approximately 75% of its original finish. The entire rear site assembly functions crisply and correctly.

The barrel is the original Springfield armory manufactured barrel that is marked “1-S-A-5- 44,” on the right side just below the hand guard line. The barrel also has two proof mark “P” stamps. The pads retain their original parkerized finish with wear and pitting near the gas hole but they were never subsequently chrome plated. The barrel retains approximately 95% of its original parkerized finish. The breech remains in the white and the throat erosion gauges at approximately 6.5. The barrel has strong rifling with frosting in the grooves and gauges well over 2 at the muzzle. The barrel measurements are indicative of a combat used rifle that was not subsequently rebuilt given that it would have had its barrel replaced with the these gauge numbers.

The lower band is the correct stamped type with flat profile. The lower band retains approximately 90% of its original parkerized finish that now exhibits a plum patina. The upper hand guard has the correct Springfield-characteristic relief cut on the right side. The op rod clearance cut is present on the right rear side. The rear hand guard band is the correct stamped, flat profile type that retains 90% of its original parkerized finish. The upper hand guard has operational dings and scratches but no cracks for chips noted.

The front hand guard also has normal dings and scratches but no cracks or chips noted. The front hand guard ferrule retains the majority of its original parkerized finish. The front hand guard liner has the correct holes on both ends and the notch at the front.

The stock is the correct Springfield short barrel channel type with correct stamped and brazed stock ferrule with hole in the channel. The upper sling swivel is secured by an unmarred, single-slot screw. The butt plate is the correct WWII Springfield type with six squares on the top line, four squares on the bottom line and partial squares along the sides and around the screw hole recesses. The trap door has the correct Springfield checkering that extends 1 1/2 diamonds onto the hinge bar. The plunger is correctly flat. The left side stock flat has the correct boxed “S.A./G.A.W.” cartouche of Colonel George A. Woody, who was Superintendent at Springfield Armory from August 1943 - August 1944. To the right of the cartouche is the small Ordinance Escutcheon. The bottom of the stock wrist has the correct circle, serif “P” firing proof stamp. The heel of the pistol grip also contains the correct small Ordinance Escutcheon stamp. There are no other marks on the stock except for a roughly carved “LF” on the right side of the butt, inverted. The stock also has numerous operational dings and scratches from use but no cracks or chips noted. It has the characteristic bullet tip point dings on the right side, which is also indicative of a battle used rifle.

This rifle functions perfectly and headspaces correctly using both Clymer GO and NO GO gauges.

This rifle is C&R eligible and will come shipped in a new rifle hard case. This rifle will come with a historical writeup and a CD with all of the photos. I accept Visa and MasterCard and charge NO FEES. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would like additional photos posted.

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