Springfield M1 Garand
Early 5 Digit Serial-
Made in 1940
This is a rare early Springfield Garand
dated 9-40 and is all correct. Hard to believe this rifle
pre-dates the attack on Pearl Harbor! Most of our troops
were still carrying the 1903A3 when the 1st Marine Division
hit Guadalcanal two years after this gun was made.
The receiver on this rifle dates to
October 1940 and the barrel is dated September 1940. All of
the drawing numbers check out correct and the stock has the
correct long barrel inlet. The wood has
a few dents and dings from years
of storage. No cracks or checks. The stock stamps are clear
with the circled P on the grip and S.A./S.P.G.
cartouche. There is also a number 0 behind the
receiver which I'm not sure of the meaning. All of the metal still has good
finish remaining. Bore is good with strong rifling and would
rate about a 7/10 with erosion wear being
muzzle/7, throat/5.5. The muzzle wear may be more from
cleaning rod wear than shooting. Usually the throat is worse
than the muzzle. The leather sling appears to be original
and dated 1948. The complete cleaning kit is in the
butt storage compartment.
The pictures will tell you more.
Contact me if you need pictures of something I missed.
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