Springfield Armory M1 Garand LEAD Rebuild 1965
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Springfield Armory M1 Garand LEAD Rebuild 1965

Price: $1,500.00
Item Number:FW01256

Springfield Armory M1 Garand 249xxxx, manufactured January 1944. LEAD rebuild with NOS (new old stock) 8-64 barrel. No import marks. This rifle is in excellent used condition. It appears unused since the rebuild.

This M1 was rebuilt at Letterkenny Army Depot, Pennsylvania in 1965. Garands were used so heavily by the military that eventually some had worn out barrels and other parts. The rebuild could include a new barrel, as this rifle has, and replacement of any worn parts with new or in-spec used parts. All parts were refinished, except new barrels. The receivers, the most expensive part of the rifle, are very hard steel, and are rarely damaged by anything but rust. This rifle is ready for many years of use, and many thousands of rounds.


The rifle was completely dry, looked like it was never lubed in any way. The “apart” photos are as it was disassembled. All parts got a coat of light oil when reassembled, and moving/contact parts were greased.


Springfield Armory M1 sn 249xxxx Specs:


Receiver: marked “D 28291 32” on leg, heat lot 062B<>. Exc condition, absolutely no pitting, sharp lettering and serial. Hand engraved “LEAD 1-65”. This marking is through the finish, which shows that the receiver has not been refinished since the 1965 rebuild. The 1-65 finish shows no wear, even in the op rod tracks.

Barrel: marked “SA 6535448 8 64 BU 10” in op rod slot, with “P”, “M”, and small stars and eagle stamp. Bore is bright like new, crown and rifling excellent. Chamber is in the white, meaning that the barrel was replaced with a new one, not refinished, and the dates of the barrel and rebuild make sense. Chrome pads at gas port are perfect, indicating no firing.

Barrel Gauge Measurements: Muzzle Wear (MW): ½, Throat Erosion (TE):  2

Lower band: two-piece with roll pin

Clip latch: late square front type

Op rod: flat side, marked “D-6535382IHC”, an International Harvester part.

Op rod catch: late type, unmarked

Bullet guide: stamped without notch

Follower: late type, unmarked

Follower arm: no bevel, unmarked

Follower rod: long fork, riveted

Bolt: marked “D28287-19SA B-19”

Sight knobs: T-105 postwar type, elevation marked “WCE”, windage “BME”

Rear sight cover: late type with ribs

Rear sight aperture: double track

Trigger housing:  marked “IHC D6528290”. Excellent condition, no pitting

Trigger guard: milled WWII type

Trigger: late type, no extra hole

Hammer: marked “C-5546008IHC”

Hammer spring plunger: late type without wings

Safety: round top, marked “SA 11”

Gas cylinder: wide sight platform, flat on top of rear ring, unmarked

Front sight: 0.58 wide, unmarked, almost certainly International Harvester

Gas cylinder lock: beveled front WWII type

Gas cylinder screw: cross slot, poppet valve type, marked “T” and “PAX”

Stock and handguards: new, walnut. This is not military. The rifle came to us with no wood.

Sling: new repro



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