International Harvester M1 Garand, serial number 5074444,
manufactured about 1954. LMR 4-54 barrel, likely original to the receiver, with
bright bore. Receiver, bolt, trigger group and some small parts are IHC, but
others are Springfield. All are described below and shown in pictures. No
All metal has been reparkerized. No parts were pitted,
just had very worn finish that looked bad and provided no corrosion protection.
Parts photos are after refinish, before assembly, showing no wear marks from
moving parts. After our test firing, there will be normal minor wear marks.
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, sling and canvas ammo bandolier are
marked “D6528291-T” on leg. Marked on top with serial number and “U.S. RIFLE CAL.
30 M1 INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER”.
original to the receiver, marked “LMR D6535448 4 54 A32” and punch mark, with “M”
and 2 “P” marks and a small stars and eagle stamp. Bore is bright, crown and
rifling VG. Chrome pads at gas port.
Measurements: Muzzle Wear: 2, Throat Erosion: 3
Op rod: marked “6535382
Op rod catch:
late type, unmarked
Bullet guide: stamped
with notch, unmarked
long fork, riveted
Bolt: marked “6528287
half round, no chrome tip
Clip latch: late
square front type, marked “B”
Rear sight base:
marked “A” underneath
marked “IHC” with Weatherhead logo
Rear sight cover:
late type with ribs
Rear sight aperture:
HRA/SA/IHC type, double track
marked “6528290 IHC B”
Trigger guard: stamped
with stamped hook, unmarked
type, no extra hole, unmarked
“5546008 IHC A”
plunger: postwar type, no wings
wide sight platform, flat on top of rear ring. We do not know the manufacturer
of the GC.
Front sight: 0.65
Gas cylinder lock:
beveled front WWII type
Gas cylinder lock
screw: cross slot, grenade launcher type, marked “P” and “O”
handguards: new, walnut, nice finish