Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1605: Springfield Armory U.S. M1 Rifle 30-06

Auction Date: April 24, 2015

Rare U.S. Springfield M1 Garand Rifle with Very Unique Serial Number 5555555

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000

Rare U.S. Springfield M1 Garand Rifle with Very Unique Serial Number 5555555

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: M1
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30-06
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Stock: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 232
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

This is a like new late production SA M1 Garand with a repeating serial number of "5555555". What's so unique about this is that this serial number range falls right in the middle of the known serial numbers issued to Harrington and Richardson for their contract! This serial number would have been produced in Oct/Nov 1954 and was obviously manufactured by Springfield Armory. To further confuse the collectors, it has been fitted with a Winchester marked replacement barrel with WWII, SA marked parts to include a set of WWII locking bar sights. The barrel is marked with the small circled "WP" proof on the right side with no other markings. The bolt is marked: "D28287-12 SA/S-040", the trigger housing is marked: "D28290-12 SA", the hammer is marked: "C46008-3 SA" and it has an early unmarked milled trigger guard. It has the standard wide base gas cylinder and the round top, hardened gas cylinder lock. It is fitted with an all walnut stock and handguard set. The left side of the stock has the standard "DOD" cartouche with a circled "P" proof in the pistol grip area. This unusual rifle is complete with chamber brush/disassembly tool, a small grease pot, a plastic oiler and pull-through cleaning jag.

Rating Definition:

Excellent as armory built/assembled with 98% plus of the gray/green parkerized finish overall, with a hint of wear on the receiver side rail. The stock and handguard set are all in excellent condition with nice clear stock proofs with no handling marks. A very unusual late production M1 Garand rifle.

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