M1 Springfield Garand
H&R Mk2 MOD1
Receiver made 11-42 Barrel
in 7.62 NATO (.308)
This is a very nice Springfield M1 arsenal converted to
Not knowing when the Navy would receive the new M14
rifles in current production, these converted M1 rifles were
done to satisfy the need by the U.S. Navy for small arms in
the new 7.62 NATO round.
The receiver was made 11-42 and the barrel is made by
H&R and dated 6-65. This is the version with a new barrel
installed and not a chamber insert. According to Bruce
Canfield, one of the top authorities on M1 rifles, only
about 3750 of these were converted by H&R to Mk2 MOD1
rifles. Bore is near mint 9+/10.
It looks better than I can photograph. Bore wear measures
0.5 at the muzzle and 0.0 at the chamber. All of the parts
are Springfield marked except for the trigger group housing
which is Winchester. The gun is blued as apposed to
parkerized and there is 99% of the original blue left. It
has a double struck inspector stamps of SA/GAW and
SA/EMcF and a small wheel cartouche which is double
struck as well. There is a rack number stamped in the
buttstock and there are some dents and dings from handling
but nothing serious. Comes with the original cleaning kit in
the stock and a post war cotton sling.
Click here for a CMP link covering a brief history of
Click here for an article by Bruce Canfield on these
Overall a very nice unique rifle. This
would be an excellent addition to any WW2 collection.
The pictures will tell you more.
FFL or C&R required.