SOLD - Early Springfield Armory M1 Garand - 1942
3/12/18 - This is a great example of an early WWII M1 Garand rifle, made in March of 1942. Non-reworked examples of the early garands are very uncommon as most went through three years of war and were then reworked and used in the Korean War as well. The only unmolested examples of the early guns can be found in the batch of Lend Lease guns shipped to England and then returned to the US, most likely in the 50s. This is one of these rifles, with British BNP proofs on the barrel, which is dated properly with an upside down S-A-3-42 date. It has all the correct internal parts with the 'drawing' numbers all dating to 1942. The stock is marked with an SA GHS cartouche and a large 'ordnance wheel' next to it. The serifed P in the circle is present on the pistol grip. The wood is superb with only a few scratches and minor dents. The gun has over 95% of the original green parkerizing on the metal. Bore has strong rifling with minor frosting but no corrosion. The rear sight is an original WWII lock bar type.