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.
M1 sn 249xxxx Specs:
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.
Measurements: Muzzle Wear (MW): ½, Throat Erosion (TE): 2
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
Bullet guide: stamped
Follower arm: no
long fork, riveted
Bolt: marked “D28287-19SA
Sight knobs: T-105
postwar type, elevation marked “WCE”, windage “BME”
Rear sight cover:
late type with ribs
Rear sight aperture:
marked “IHC D6528290”. Excellent
condition, no pitting
Trigger guard: milled
type, no extra hole
plunger: late type without wings
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”
handguards: new, walnut. This is not military. The rifle came to us with no