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Lot 600: Guam Police U.S. Springfield Armory M1 Garand Rifle

Guam Police U.S. Springfield Armory M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle with Certificate of Authenticity

Auction Date: February 14, 2023

Lot 600: Guam Police U.S. Springfield Armory M1 Garand Rifle

Guam Police U.S. Springfield Armory M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle with Certificate of Authenticity

Auction Date: February 14, 2023

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Estimated Price: $4,000 - $7,000

Guam Police U.S. Springfield Armory M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle with Certificate of Authenticity

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: M1-Garand
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30 06
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
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Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Bore Condition: Slight Darkening - Light to moderate pitting
Rating:

NE - GOOD- in working condition, wear on working surfaces, finish 40% - 79%, no broken parts, no corrosion or pitting that will interfere with proper functioning, but may have some minor surface pitting. Wood condition commensurable with percent of finish with dings and dents associated with 40% - 79% gun.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured in 1943. "S-A-5-43" marked barrel. With bayonet, sheath, leather sling, a copy of "The Guam Garands" by Scott A. Duff, which includes a Certificate of Authenticity placing this Garand as one of the 30 used by the Guam police force following the liberation of Guam and after the end of World War II, and the book "Guam: Operations of the 77th Division" by the Center of Military History; Duff notes that some of the Guam Garands were likely originally 77th Division weapons used in the battle of Guam before being used by the Guam Local Security Patrol Force and Guam Police.

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