HRA M1 Garand serial number 55806xx, manufactured about 1955. This H
& R has an LMR barrel dated January 1955, with a like new bore. LMR barrels are original to about 15% of HRA production. All marked parts are HRA. All
parts are described below and shown in photos. No import marks.
This M1 is in excellent used condition. From the condition of the bolt
face, op rod, gas port, and minimal finish wear in general, it is obvious that
this rifle has been fired very little, and has rarely even been hand-cycled. It
has been handled and moved around considerably, as the wood has some
dings/scratches. We did run a clip through the gun and it performed very well at 100 yards, see our video.
The gun has been disassembled, cleaned, and lubricated. Parts were
clean for photos, coated with oil and greased where appropriate when
Two M1 enbloc clips (no ammo) are included.
HRA M1 sn 55806xx Specs:
marked “6528291” on leg, heat lot “V”. Excellent condition, absolutely no
pitting, no scratches or gouges, no finish wear even at corners.
marked “LMR D6535448 1 55 A40” in op rod slot, with “P” and punch mark, “M”,
and small stars and eagle. Chrome pads at gas port. Bore is bright as new. Crown
excellent, chamber in the white. External finish is in perfect condition, no
band: two piece flat top with roll pin
Gauge Measurements: Muzzle Wear (MW): ½, Throat Erosion (TE): 1
latch: square front type, unmarked
marked “6535382 HRA”, excellent condition, slight finish wear on handle tip and
at contact points, no pitting. Op rod and bolt cycle freely by tilting when
everything is assembled except main spring and hammer (Garands with binding or
rubbing op rods tend to have feeding and/or ejecting problems).
catch: HRA/SA/IHC type, unmarked
guide: stamped with notch, unmarked
late type, unmarked
arm: no bevel, unmarked
rod: long fork, riveted, unmarked
marked “658287 HRA .U.”
pin: half round, no chrome tip, unmarked
knob: marked “HRA”
knob: marked “HRA-W”
sight base: late SA/HRA type, unmarked
sight aperture: SA/HRA type, double track
housing: marked “6528290-HRA N”. Small
pad, cloverleaf hole, no pitting
guard: stamped with stamped hook
late type, no extra hole
marked “HRA 5546008”
spring plunger: postwar type, no wings
round top, marked “HRA”
cylinder: wide sight platform, flat on top of rear ring. Gas cylinder group
finish is excellent
sight: 0.69 wide, unmarked
cylinder lock: postwar high hump type, unmarked
lock screw: cross slot poppet valve type, marked “HRA” and “O”
walnut, clearly HRA from thickness at pistol grip and the “horseshoe”. Circled
“P” on pistol grip, stars and eagle (DAS) on left side. No cracks, has dings
from handling, none severe.
VG condition with little finish wear
ferrule: large hole type
walnut, handling marks, good match to stock.