Hello everybody! Its been several years since Ive posted here, but Ive recently acquired something to share!
A 1943 Springfield Armory M1 Garand shooter! 1.7 million serial # puts it built July of 1943. It has been re-arsenaled previously with a postwar barrel. All of the major parts are stamped SA (as they should be). I know it has seen the Korean peninsula as the sling is a Korean replacement, and the barrel has a Blue Sky Arlington,VA reimport stamp likely from the 1980s. It was refinished when reimported I believe, due to the receiver looking decent for being so old, and "183" written on the stock and receiver. I do not have erosion gauges to check it, although I know it shoots decently having fired it myself.
The barrel is stamped SA, P(proof), M (MPI ?) and a worn DOD squared eagle. The bore is fairly decent, not a sewer pipe by any means. The gas system has an M stamp just behind the gas plug. The oprod is marked SA and has an L stamped on it above the charging handle. Trigger pack and hammer are marked SA aswell. Bolt is marked SA, but is an SA ordered replacement by the previous owner.
The stock is pretty rough, it has no visible cartouches, many dings/gouges and a large exterior crack that does not go much past the surface. I already had the m1 cleaning kit bag in my possession, as it was my grandfathers. Its missing the multi tool, chamber brush and oil bottle.
On to the pictures!