Springfield Armory M1D Garand sniper rifle with USGI M84
scope and mount and leather cheekpad. Late WWII receiver, serial number 3819xxx
dates to June 1945. Springfield barrel dated July 1951 with a beautiful bore. All
parts are described below and shown in photos. No import marks.
This M1D was built at Tooele Army Depot in Utah in 1968.
The right receiver leg is marked “TE 12-68” in electropencil. Toole built M1Ds
in late 1968-mid 1969 during the Vietnam war. This M1D likely never went
into combat and in fact appears unused since built as M1D, other than our test firing.
The rifle was originally purchased as an M1D service grade combo package from the CMP (Civilian
Marksmanship Program). A certificate of authenticity from the CMP is
included. Also included are two M1 enbloc clips and a USGI canvas scope carrying case. The rifle will ship in a foam lined hard case.
marked “D 28291 35” on leg, heat lot 090B. Leg also hand engraved “TE 12-68”. Excellent
condition, no pitting.
“S-A-7-51” in op rod slot, and “P” with punch mark. Also marked “D731255 41
A150” on top, with “M” and small crossed cannons stamp. Bore is bright like new,
rifling and crown excellent. External finish is in excellent condition. The
lack of an op rod “rub” on the barrel, other than our test firing, indicates
very little use since this rifle was built as an M1D.
Measurements: Muzzle Wear: 1 ¼, Throat Erosion: 3 1/4
Scope: USGI, marked
“TELESCOPE M84 SERIAL NO. 36654”. Complete with rubber eyepiece and objective
shield. Adjustment turret base marked “7667424”. Crosshair (post type) sharp
and complete. No dents, external finish very good, no pitting. Turret caps
dented but complete, working. Manufacturer Libby Owens Ford, note white border
around serial number.
Scope mount: USGI,
very good condition
Lower band: 2-piece
flat top with roll pin
Clip latch: WWII
Op rod: flat
side, marked “D35382 SA. Excellent condition, no pitting, little finish wear
Op rod catch:
late type, marked “B”
Bullet guide: stamped
type marked “11”
long fork, riveted
Bolt: marked “6528287-SA
Sight knobs: postwar
T105 type, windage marked “LUX”, elevation marked “DRC”, very light stamp
Rear sight cover:
late type with ribs
aperture: double track, unmarked
Trigger housing: marked “6528290 – HRA N”, very light stamp. Excellent
condition, no pitting, some finish wear
Trigger guard: WWII
type, no extra hole
plunger: late type without wings
Gas cylinder: wide
sight platform, flat on top of rear ring marked “E”, punch on bayonet lug. Gas
cylinder group finish in fair condition
Front sight: 0.85
Gas cylinder lock:
beveled front, unmarked
Gas cylinder screw:
cross slot poppet valve type, marked “P” with hexagon
Stock: walnut, arsenal
replacement. No markings other than “H” on pistol grip. No cracks, about
average dings/scratches, worst scratch on pistol grip, still nice appearance
no cracks, about same condition as stock
leather, no date marking. Not attached with screws, and no visible screw holes
in the wood.
plunger, good condition with some finish wear
Canvas scope carrying case, USGI, marked “Case,
Carrying 7631596” on front, and faint “MRT” inside top flap.
2 M1 Enbloc Clips (no ammo)
Foam lined hard carrying case