This M1 rifle bears an "NM*" mark on the left side of a "2 56" dated Springfield barrel, with additional "inverted T", "P"., "M" and "DoD Eagle" stamps on the chamber area. Produced for use in competitive match shooting, the first round of National Match rifles (aka the Type 1) made by Springfield were deliberately kept as close as possible to USGI specs in order to abide by the rules surrounding high power service contests; stock components were hand-selected and modestly tuned by Springfield's armorers with none of the special components or procedures used on the later Type 2 Garand. Blade front and peep rear sights, with "WH/SA" windage and "B S" elevation knobs, and "SA" marked bolt, trigger housing, hammer, safety, and relief cut operating rod. The stock has the "DoD Eagle" cartouche on the left side and a circled serifed "P" on the wrist, with a green canvas sling and a checkered buttplate. Provenance: The George Moller Collection
Excellent, with 98% of the original parkerized finish, showing some bright wear on the high edges and the contact points of the receiver and bolt. A few light scratches are present on the gas cylinder. The stock is also excellent, with a few light scratches. Mechanically excellent.
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