Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3448: U.S. Springfield Armory M1 Garand Experimental T-35 Rifle

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Rare U.S. Springfield Armory M1 Garand Experimental T-35 Semi-Automatic Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $7,000 - $10,000

Rare U.S. Springfield Armory M1 Garand Experimental T-35 Semi-Automatic Rifle

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: M1-Garand
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 7.62x51 Nato
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1813
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 229
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Built as an experimental rifle, to transition from the previous 30-06 Springfield round to the newer 7.62x51 NATO round, during the attempt to standardize military ammunition. The barrel has none of the markings commonly associated with the model, with no military proofs, or dates. Standard markings are found on the rear of the receiver with model, caliber, manufacturer and serial number. Left face of the receiver has an area milled flat and marked "T-35/MOD. AT S.A./1950/CART:T65E-3" All parts are late model Springfield Armory. Oil finished walnut stock, is mounted with sling swivels and a checkered trapdoor buttplate. The left stock face is marked with a boxed "SA" cartouche and a circled "P" inspectors mark on the inside of the wrist.

Rating Definition:

Exceptionally fine overall with 99% original Springfield Armory parkerized finish, and only minimal handling marks. Stock is excellent with clear markings, some slight handling marks and attractive grain. Mechanically excellent.

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