Springfield Armory M1 Garand 57975xx, manufactured about 1955. SA 1-55 barrel with mint bore and excellent gauge numbers. All marked
parts are Springfield, all are described below and shown in photos. No import marks.
This M1 is in excellent used condition. The barrel and
receiver appear to have original finish, and are in nearly new condition. The
rifle has hardly ever been fired – note condition of the barrel’s gas port, op
rod piston, and gas cylinder lock screw.
Sling and two M1 enbloc clips (no ammo) are included.
The rifle has been disassembled, cleaned, lubricated, and
test fired. Parts were clean for photos, coated with oil and greased where
appropriate when reassembled.
Receiver: marked “F 6528291” on leg, heat lot A53, no
pitting, original finish very good with a little wear at corners. Marked on top
with serial number and “U.S. RIFLE CAL. 30 M1 SPRINGFIELD ARMORY”.
Barrel: marked “SA F6535448 1 55 A217B” with 3 “P” marks,
punch mark and misc. letters in op rod slot. Very likely original to the
receiver. Bore, crown and rifling are excellent. Chrome pads at gas port,
chamber in the white.
Barrel Gauge Measurements: Muzzle Wear: ½, Throat Erosion:
Barrel band: two-piece flat top with roll pin
Clip latch: late square front type
Op rod: flat side marked “6535382 SA”
Op rod catch: late type, unmarked
Bullet guide: stamped with notch
Follower: late type, unmarked
Follower arm: no bevel
Follower rod: long fork, riveted
Bolt: marked “6528287-SA A15”
Sight knobs: postwar T-105 type, elevation NHC, windage DRC
Rear sight cover: late type with ribs
Rear sight aperture: double track
Trigger housing: marked “D28290-2-SA”.
Trigger guard: stamped with milled hook
Trigger: late type, no extra hole
Hammer: marked “C46008-5 SA”
Hammer spring plunger: WWII type with wings
Gas cylinder: wide sight platform, flat on top of rear
ring. GC finish very good
Front sight: .64 wide
Gas cylinder lock: beveled front WWII type
Gas cylinder screw: cross slot poppet valve type, marked “O”
Stock and handguards: commercial reproduction, some kind
of hardwood that is probably not walnut, from looking at the inside. Nice
finish, but not super-smooth – good for grip. Does not have the holes in the
stock behind the buttplate trapdoor that military stocks have.
Sling: new repro