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Lot 1638: British Proofed U.S. Springfield M1 Garand Rifle

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

British Proofed U.S. Springfield M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle with Bayonet

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Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

British Proofed U.S. Springfield M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle with Bayonet

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: M1
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30-06
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Stock: walnut
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Catalog Page: 318
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in November of 1941, this rifle is fitted with a Springfield barrel stamped with a set of Birmingham proof and caliber markings on the right side of the chamber. Blade front sight with intact screw cover and peep rear sight with locking adjustment drums, with a Springfield "SA" bolt, trigger housing, hammer, safety, and early pattern uncut operating rod. The Birmingham barrel markings partially cover the original Springfield marks, obscuring the last digit of the "9-4?" date, with a "crown/BNP" and "crossed scepter" stamps. The smooth pistol grip stock is stamped with "S.A./G.H.S." and "crossed cannon" cartouches on the left side, a circled serifed "P" on the wrist, green canvas sling and a checkered buttplate. Includes a 1906 dated Rock Island bayonet and sheath. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, with 85% plus original parkerized finish, showing discoloration and pitting on the operating rod, bright edge and cycling wear, and mild handling marks. The refinished stock is very good, with clearly legible cartouche, signs of light sanding and minor dings and dents overall. The bayonet has been shortened and refinished, with mild wear overall. Mechanically excellent.

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