International Harvester M1 Garand, serial number 50607xx, made
about 1954. LMR 7-54 barrel with a very nice bore. Harvester stock with stars
& eagle stamp and circle “P”. Major parts are IHC, but a few small parts
are SA, all are described below and shown in photos. No import 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.
IHC M1 sn 50607xx
marked “D6528291-T” on leg. Exc condition, no pitting, Original finish with
wear. Marked on top with serial number and “U.S. RIFLE CAL. 30 M1 INTERNATIONAL
“LMR D6535448 7 54 A35” and punch mark, with “M” and 2 “P” marks and a small stars
and eagle stamp. Bore is bright, crown and rifling excellent. No external
pitting. Chrome pads at gas port. Chamber is in the white – the ring around the
chamber is a bit discolored but definitely not parkerized. The actual chamber
is shiny and smooth.
Measurements: MuzzleWear (MW): 2, Throat Erosion (TE): 3
Op rod: marked “D-6535382
IHC”. Finish in VG condition with wear in contact areas, no pitting.
Op rod catch:
late type, marked “F”
Bullet guide: stamped
with notch, unmarked
type, marked “11”
long fork, riveted
Bolt: marked “D6528287
half round, no chrome tip
Clip latch: late
square front type, unmarked
Rear sight base:
marked “B” on bottom
marked “IHC” with Weatherhead logo
marked “IHC DRC”
Rear sight cover:
late type with ribs
Rear sight aperture:
HRA/SA/IHC type, double track
marked “D28290-12-SA”, no pitting, finish wear
Trigger guard: stamped
with stamped hook, unmarked
type, no extra hole, unmarked
plunger: postwar type, no wings
wide sight platform, flat on top of rear ring, punch mark on bayonet lug. Gas
cylinder group finish is in VG condition. We do not know the manufacturer of
Front sight: 0.75
Gas cylinder lock:
beveled front WWII type
Gas cylinder lock
screw: cross slot, grenade launcher type, marked “HRA O”
Stock: walnut, IHC.
Has circled “P” on pistol grip, stars and eagle (DOD) stamp on left side (very
light), and is marked inside “1545”, which we believe means June 15, 1955. Has
characteristic IHC cut below the windage knob. Also stamped “34” behind
receiver heel, and has painted marking “CO. C-151” on right side, which could
be removed. No cracks, no repairs, some dents. Overall very nice appearance.
walnut, similar condition and appearance as stock.
round plunger type, good condition with finish wear.
large hole type
used, marked “MRT” and we believe “MAY 1953”. This marking is very difficult to
read, and we can’t be sure.