Springfield Armory M1 Garand 5463xxx, made about 1954. Barrel
is Springfield dated December 1954 and has a bright bore. Nice looking postwar
Springfield stock with stars & eagle stamp. All marked parts are SA, no
import marks. All parts are described below and shown in pictures. This M1 is
in excellent used condition.
The rifle has been disassembled, cleaned, lubricated, and
test fired. Parts were clean for photos, coated with oil and greased where
appropriate when reassembled.
Two M1 enbloc clips (no ammo) and sling are included.
M1 sn 5463xxx Specs:
marked “F 6528291” on leg, heat lot A52. Excellent condition with some finish
wear at corners.
Barrel: marked “SA
F6535448 12 54 A222C” in op rod slot, with several “P” marks, punch mark, “T”
and small stars and eagle stamp. Bore is bright, good crown and rifling. Chamber
is in the white.
Measurements: Muzzle Wear (MW): 1 ½, Throat Erosion (TE): 3
Barrel band: two-piece
flat top with roll pin
Clip latch: late
square front type.
Op rod: flat
side, marked “6535382 SA”
Op rod catch: late
Bullet guide: stamped
Follower arm: no
long fork, riveted
Bolt: marked “6528287-SA
Sight knobs: elevation
“WCE”, windage “DRC”
Rear sight cover:
late type with ribs
Rear sight aperture:
Trigger guard: stamped
with stamped hook
type, no extra hole
top, marked “SA 11”
Gas cylinder: wide
sight platform, flat on top of rear ring. Gas cylinder group finish is very
good. The gas cylinder/barrel fit has been tightened to maximize accuracy.
Gas cylinder lock:
late “high hump” type, unmarked
Gas cylinder screw:
cross slot, poppet valve type marked “P” and “O”
postwar SA, very good lockup. Circled “P” on pistol grip, DAS (stars and eagle)
on left side. No cracks, far fewer than average dings/scratches, very nice
walnut, same condition as stock
condition with finish wear.
common web type, MRT marked but date unreadable, probably 1952