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1943 Springfield M1 Garand

Article about: 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 J

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    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!
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    Great shooter friend.

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    Very nice pick up!

    Nothing shoots like an M1. Might not be as accurate as a bolt but I prefer it over any other battle rifle (softer on my shoulder )
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Nice M1.
    My step father still deer hunts with the M1 he brought back from Korea.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Ive been able to determine the major parts on the gun are period correct, 42-45, other than the sling, barrel and stock. Interestingly, the lot number on my receiver doesnt match whats known on a very comprehensive website. It falls between two lots, I wonder if it was a stamping mistake?
    Barrel - SA6535448 8 66 BU32 P M (Dod stamp)
    Puts the barrel made August 1966. Good shape, but bad for correctness.

    Receiver - D28291-28 B6A v^ (vert diamond)
    USRifleCAL30M1.com
    SA Receiver D28291-27 April/1943 to July/1943 1500001 - 1765200
    SA Receiver D28291-29 July/1943 to September/1943 1765201 - 1900000
    Trigger housing - D28290-14-DA
    Type 9 November/1944 - January/1945 3300001-3450000 Cloverleaf hole, pad width 0.156 inch.

    Hammer C48008-8 SA
    Type 2F January/1945 to March/1945 3400001-3650000 Drawing number on face, late hooks, no tooling hole.

    Oprod D35382 3 SA
    lot 4 April/1941 to October/1942 219001-940000 Straight bolt lug, no radius cut, curved side, marking on bottom

    Original Bolt D28287-12SA B3
    March/1942 to December/1944 498217-3359159

    Replacement Bolt (current) D28287-12SA S-B10<>
    October/1943 to October/1943 1978408-2092820 <> Indicates 8620 steel.
    Last edited by sunsetIE; 06-02-2016 at 10:17 PM.

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    Thanks for sharing a nice example with us. Only thing I know is prices for M-1 Garands have increased greatly the last few years. In fact most World War 2 firearms are commanding decent money. Don't even want to bring up P-08 prices!

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    Quote by mauser9 View Post
    Thanks for sharing a nice example with us. Only thing I know is prices for M-1 Garands have increased greatly the last few years. In fact most World War 2 firearms are commanding decent money. Don't even want to bring up P-08 prices!
    With the CMP being sold out for the foreseeable future, I predict they will continue to rise. Im now on the hunt for a ww2 m1 carbine as my grandfather held a Marksman qualification for one, and expert for an MG, but my state doesnt allow such fun things.

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    Quote by sunsetIE View Post
    With the CMP being sold out for the foreseeable future, I predict they will continue to rise. Im now on the hunt for a ww2 m1 carbine as my grandfather held a Marksman qualification for one, and expert for an MG, but my state doesnt allow such fun things.
    I hear ya sunset. My state is tough too. Handguns must be compliant before being legal for sale. Believe my neighbor got a Garand from that CMP a while back. Looking forward to firing it at my club. Rather have the M-1 carbine myself also.

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    Quote by mauser9 View Post
    I hear ya sunset. My state is tough too. Handguns must be compliant before being legal for sale. Believe my neighbor got a Garand from that CMP a while back. Looking forward to firing it at my club. Rather have the M-1 carbine myself also.
    Look up the CA safe handgun roster. It will make you cry. The fools that run this state are slowly banning everything. A current bill theyre trying to pass will turn m1as and 30 carbines into "assault weapons" (another bogus term).

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    WHY have you blocked out the lase 3 digits on the rifles ser nr??? You afraid it is a stolen rifle and someone will recognize their ser nr??? Hell If I had a rifle stolen and what you showed matched that much of my ser nr you would get a visit from the local Polizei to check it out!
    Sarge

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