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Springfield Armory M1 Garand LEAD 1966 Rebuild
Springfield Armory M1 Garand

Springfield Armory M1 Garand LEAD 1966 Rebuild

Price: $1,500.00
WWII receiver and barrel
Item Number: FW01325
Availability: SOLD.

Springfield Armory M1 Garand serial number 3615xxx, late WWII manufacture, March 1945. SA 3-45 barrel with good bore. No import marks. This rifle is in very good used condition.

 

This is a Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD) 1966 rebuild. After WWII the government contracted the rebuilding of many M1 rifles at various facilities including LEAD. Any worn parts were replaced, and all metal was refinished. The rifles were then kept in reserve, and many were never used. Minimal wear of the new finish shows that this rifle has been used very little since the rebuild. Many rebuilds had their barrels replaced but this likely original barrel apparently passed inspection and was left on. Marked parts are of mixed manufacture, as expected on a rebuild.

 

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 repro sling are included.

 

Specs:

 

Receiver: marked “D 28291 35” on leg, heat lot 085A, hand engraved “LEAD 1-66”. Excellent condition, no pitting. Gray LEAD finish with little wear.

Barrel: marked “3 SA 3 45” with “P” and punch mark in op rod slot, “D35448-A-97-A-3” on top, with small crossed cannons stamp. Bore is bright, good crown and rifling.

Barrel Gauge Measurements: Muzzle Wear: 1, Throat Erosion:   (Want to learn more about these measurements? Read our Barrel Erosion Guide.)

Clip latch: late square front type

Op rod: curved side, marked “D35392 6 SA”, modified.

Op rod catch: late type, unmarked

Bullet guide: stamped with notch

Follower: late type, marked “12”

Follower arm: no bevel

Follower rod: long fork, riveted

Bolt: marked “D28287-1 W.R.A.”

Sight knob markings: elevation “WCE”, windage “DRC”

Rear sight cover: late type with ribs

Rear sight aperture: double track

Trigger housing:  marked “D28290-2-SA”. Trigger group was already clean, so it was not disassembled for photos

Trigger guard: stamped with stamped hook

Trigger: late type, no extra hole

Hammer: marked “C46008-1 W.R.A.”

Hammer spring plunger: WWII type with wings

Safety: flat top, marked “C46015-4 W.R.A.”

Gas cylinder: wide sight platform, flat on top of rear ring. Gas cylinder group is refinished.

Front sight: 0.75 wide

Gas cylinder lock: postwar “high hump” type

Gas cylinder screw: cross slot, poppet valve type, marked “P” with hexagon

Stock and handguards: recent commercial repro, walnut, very nice finish, almost new condition – just a few minor handling marks.

Sling: new repro

 

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