Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3422: Lend-Lease U.S. Springfield M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle

Auction Date: September 13, 2020

World War II British Lend-Lease U.S. Springfield M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,500

World War II British Lend-Lease U.S. Springfield M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: M1-Garand
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30-06 Springfield
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 3459
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 206
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1942. Standard blade (locking cup in place) front and fully adjustable rear peep sights with locking bar on the windage drum, large red painted band on the forearm, standard markings on the receiver heel, milled trigger guard, and walnut pistol grip stock with a boxed "S.A./G.H.S." inspection cartouche on the left side, and checkered trapdoor buttplate. The red painted band was used by the British government to identify that the rifle was chambered in the American .30-06 cartridge and not the standard British military .303 caliber. The rifle is wrapped in grease paper, and the barrel and fire control group markings have not been examined.

Rating Definition:

Excellent with 97% plus original parkerized finish, some light edge wear visible on the edge of the operating rod handle, and scattered storage marks. The stock is also excellent with some scattered small dings and scratches and some of the red painted band chipping. Mechanically untested due to the wrapping, but writer feels it should function if one should clean it up.



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