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Lot 546: Pre-Pearl Harbor U.S. Springfield M1 Garand Rifle

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Pre-Pearl Harbor U.S. Springfield M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle

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Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Pre-Pearl Harbor U.S. Springfield M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: M1-Garand
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30-06
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Stock: walnut
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Catalog Page: 317
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured November of 1940, Garands that were in the U.S. inventory before America's formal entry into World War 2 are often difficult to find in any condition, having seen hard use in one of the most critical conflicts in the history of the nation and the world. Blade front and peep rear sights, with a protective cover on the set screw of the former and a set of early pattern adjustment drums ("BATTLE RANGE" windage and "LEFT/LEFT" elevation with closed arrows) on the latter. Fitted with a "SA 10-40" barrel, "SA" bolt, trigger guard, trigger housing, hammer, safety and uncut operating rod. The recoil spring assembly is of the early pattern, with a ribbed, rivet free follower rod and square/keystone profile springs. The stock is marked "S.A./G.H.S." and "crossed cannons" on the left, with a circled serifed "P" on the wrist, a green canvas sling and a checkered steel buttplate. A 1917 dated Rock Island bayonet is included, with textured wood grips and a "U.S. flaming bomb" marked sheath. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine, with 70% of the thin original parkerized finish, showing some bright wear on the high edges and contact points, typical thinning on the gas cylinder, and mild handling marks overall. The replacement stock is very good as repaired, with mended chipping on the handguard, filler on the left side of the wrist, chipping near the stock ferrule, and scattered dings and dents. Mechanically excellent.

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