Late WW2 Springfield Armory M1 Garand serial number 3850xxx, manufactured
June 1945. SA 5-45 barrel with bright bore and very good gauge numbers. Springfield
stock marked “S.A. N.F.R.”. No import marks.
This M1 is in excellent used condition. All parts are in great
working condition. This is a good collector piece, with one
minor drawback – the barrel, of the expected date range, has been reparkerized.
There was never any pitting on the exterior, so why it was refinished, we don’t
know. Receiver and other parts appear to be original finish. All are described
below and shown in pictures.
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 (no ammo) and sling are included.
marked “D 28291 35” on leg, heat lot B42A, excellent condition. Finish appears
original, with the expected wear at corners and contact areas.
Barrel: marked “3
S A 5 45” with “P” and punch mark in op rod slot, also marked “D353448-35-Y-217-8”
on top, with “M”, small crossed cannons stamp, and 3 punch marks. Bore, crown
and rifling are very good. No chrome pads at gas port.
Measurements: Muzzle Wear: 1, Throat Erosion: 2
Barrel band: two-piece
flat top with solid pin
Clip latch: late
square front type
Op rod: curved
side, marked “D35382 9 SA”, unmodified. Finish is worn, more at the front.
Op rod catch: late
Bullet guide: stamped
type, marked “12”
Follower arm: no
Follower rod: long
Bolt: marked “D28287-19SA
Sight knobs: SA
lockbar with square ends; both knobs knurled.
Rear sight cover:
late type with ribs
Rear sight aperture:
marked “D28290-18-SA”. Finish is worn.
Trigger guard: stamped
with milled hook
type, no extra hole
plunger: late type without wings
Gas cylinder: wide
sight platform, flat on top of rear ring
Front sight: .65 wide
Gas cylinder lock:
beveled front WWII type
Gas cylinder screw:
cross slot poppet valve type, marked “P” with hexagon
marked “S.A. N.F.R.” in box with crossed cannons on left side, circled “P” on
pistol grip struck twice, small crossed cannons on bottom of pistol grip.
Painted “3” on comb. No cracks or repairs. Fewer than average dings/scratches,
very nice appearance.
same condition and appearance as stock.
GI, web type