Very rare unissued 1965 Springfield Armory rebuild M1 Garand originally
manufactured in July 1943. Serial number 1713421. SA 1943 barrel with very good
bore. No import marks.
This M1 has been in the possession of the original purchaser until now,
in its arsenal packaging, unused. Authentication paperwork from the Department
of the Army / Director of Civilian Marksmanship (DCM) is included, also the box and
VCI bag that the rifle was shipped in, from Rock Island Arsenal.
Some white material is visible on parts of the rifle. This is
anti-corrosion compound from the packaging. Other than the white material, the
rifle is clean.
M1 Garands, like all military small arms, were rebuilt for many years
after manufacture. Parts were replaced as needed, and refinishing metal was
common. This rifle almost certainly has its original barrel, because a
replacement with the same date as the receiver is very unlikely. Receiver and
barrel were refinished, and the rifle was assembled from refinished parts, with
new stock and handguards.
Sling, accessory kit noted below and all paperwork plus original box
C & R Eligible**
SA M1 sn 1713421 Specs:
marked “D 28291 28” on leg, heat lot Q46C<>, excellent condition, serial
and lettering sharp as new. Also hand marked “SA 12-65” indicating rebuild at
Springfield Armory. Photo of receiver underside shows a spot at the back; this
is a thin bit of wood from the stock.
marked “2-S-A-7-43” in op rod slot, also 2 “P” marks, a punch mark, and a small
crossed cannons stamp. Bore is bright, rifling good, no chrome pads at gas port.
Gauge Measurements: Muzzle Wear (MW): 1 1/2., Throat Erosion (TE): 2
latch: late square front type
flat side, marked “D35382 6 SA”, unmodified.
catch: late square front type, unmarked
guide: milled WWII type
late type, marked “11”
arm: no bevel, unmarked
rod: long fork, riveted
marked “D28287-12SA S-A1<>”
knobs: elevation has Weather head logo, windage marked “BME”
sight cover: late type with ribs
sight aperture: double track
housing: marked “D28290-12-SA”
guard: milled WWII type, unmarked
late type, no extra hole
marked “C46008-2 SA”
spring plunger: WWII type with wings
round top, marked “SA_11”
cylinder: wide sight platform, flat on top of rear ring marked “11”, rear
tang marked “5”. Has WWII saw cut, which has been tack welded
sight: 0.65 wide, unmarked
cylinder lock: beveled front type, marked “M”
cylinder screw: cross slot, poppet valve type, marked “P” and “O”
walnut, arsenal replacement, unused condition. Marked “R.R.A.” and “RRAD”, has
two “P” in square marks on pistol grip.
walnut, unused condition
square plunger type, appears to be used refinished
sectioned cleaning rod kit with brush and tool, chamber brush, web sling, op
rod handle cover, front sight cover (not pictured), oiler.
**Firearms marked “C & R eligible” can be shipped directly to holders of valid Curio and Relics FFLs. Non licensed individuals may purchase these guns but they must be shipped to an FFL dealer. More information available in our HOW TO BUY GUIDE.