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
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.
Measurements: Muzzle Wear: 1, Throat Erosion: 2 (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
Bullet guide: stamped
type, marked “12”
Follower arm: no
long fork, riveted
Bolt: marked “D28287-1
Sight knob markings:
elevation “WCE”, windage “DRC”
Rear sight cover:
late type with ribs
Rear sight aperture:
marked “D28290-2-SA”. Trigger group was
already clean, so it was not disassembled for photos
Trigger guard: stamped
with stamped hook
type, no extra hole
plunger: WWII type with wings
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
Gas cylinder lock:
postwar “high hump” type
Gas cylinder screw:
cross slot, poppet valve type, marked “P” with hexagon
handguards: recent commercial repro, walnut, very nice finish, almost new
condition – just a few minor handling marks.