8/4/22 - This is a nice example of a Springfield Armory M1 Garand manufactured in the early 1950's. It has a SA barrel dated for March of 1953 and a Springfield receiver that has a serial number from 1952. The finish has minor thinning and noticeable oxidation throughout. There are some patches of minor pitting, most noticeably where the receiver meets the rear handguard. Some parts appear to have been replaced or refinished, the windage knob on the rear sight is blued and does not match the rest of the parkerized sight and receiver. The gas cylinder assembly and front sight also appear to be refinished or replaced. The wooden stock is in overall nice condition showing handling wear throughout. The stock appears to have been replaced as it has inconsistent wear and coloring with the handguards as well as lacking any sort of typical proofs or cartouches. The stock bears "3776" on the left side toward the butt stock and "K.301.B.B" on the right side toward the butt stock. Overall, the gun is in nice condition. The gun has minor handling wear throughout and signs of being reworked but is overall a nice gun and would make a great shooter. The bore is shiny with strong rifling but shows a few patches of oxidation. Muzzle reading: 2. Throat reading: 3.