Springfield Armory M1 Garand with WW2 era receiver. Serial number 1602662, dates to May 1943. Barrel is Springfield dated 9-50, with a very nice bore. No import marks. Parts
are of mixed manufacture but in excellent condition. All metal has been
reparkerized, most likely at the time of rebuild with barrel replacement. No
parts were ever pitted. Stock is new walnut.
This M1 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 (no ammo) and sling are included.
Receiver: marked “D 28291 27” on leg, heat lot 029B<>.
Marked on top with serial number and “U.S. RIFLE CAL. 30 M1 SPRINGFIELD ARMORY”.
This is a “two-tone” receiver – from a WWII heat treatment of the heel by being
dipped in hot lead. This produces the dark appearance of the heel, which shows
through any subsequent reparkerizing.
Barrel: marked “S-A-9-50” in op rod slot, also marked on
top “D6535448-37-MD-4”, with “M” and small crossed cannons stamp. Bore is bright,
chrome pads at gas port.
Barrel Gauge Measurements: Muzzle Wear: 2, Throat Erosion:
Op rod: marked “6535382 SA”, new condition
Op rod catch: late type, unmarked
Bullet guide: stamped with notch
Follower: late type, marked “11”
Follower arm: no bevel
Follower rod: long fork, riveted
Bolt: marked “D28287-12SA RE6B”
Firing pin: half round, no chrome tip
Clip latch: late square front type, unmarked
Elevation knob: marked “NHC”
Windage knob: marked with Weatherhead logo
Rear sight cover: late type with ribs
Rear sight aperture: HRA/SA/IHC type, double track
Trigger housing: marked “6528290-HRA N”
Trigger guard: stamped with milled hook
Trigger: late type, no extra hole
Hammer: marked “C46008- SA”
Hammer spring plunger: WWII type with wings
Safety: marked “SA_11”
Gas cylinder: narrow sight platform (WWII), flat on top of
rear ring, punch mark on bayonet lug.
Front sight: 0.68 wide
Gas cylinder lock: beveled front WWII type
Gas cylinder lock screw: cross slot, grenade launcher
type, marked “P” and hexagon
Stock and handguards: commercial repro, walnut, with very
nice finish. New metal.
Sling: new repro