M1 Garand 1944 Springfield Armory

M1 Garand 1944 Springfield Armory This picture gallery post is to share the first look at the Springfield M1 Garand that has found it’s way into the Gear Report milsurp […]

M1 Garand 1944 Springfield Armory

This picture gallery post is to share the first look at the Springfield M1 Garand that has found it’s way into the Gear Report milsurp collection.

M1 Garand Springfield BlueSky empire arms

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Here is how the seller described this WWII veteran M1 Garand:

“U.S.A. Model M1 Garand semiautomatic rifle # 324xxxx (.30-06) mfg. by Springfield Armory in November, 1944 with SA 3-46 dated barrel. Very Good condition, a blue sky import with coarse Parkerized surfaces. Bore looks strong and bright, barrel dated SA 4-65.  Has nice commercial walnut stock with military web-sling.  Functional. 

You can see that it appears there was a typo in the ad copy, as it lists both a 1946 an 1965 barrel.

We may post more details as we learn more. As the first M1 Garand to wander into our shop, we would love to hear anything you can tell us about it. Please leave a comment if you have any info.

M1 Garand Springfield 1944

1944 Springfield M1 Garand with M1 Carbines

I heard on a discussion forum that the 1965 Springfield barrels are generally thought to be rather accurate. However, this particular rifle appears to have spent time in the hands of the South Korean military. I have heard of folks finding great shooters as well as thoroughly abused rifles after they have been brought back from South Korea. The commercial walnut stock on this M1 Garand is in very good condition with only a few small scratches in a couple of places. In fact, it looks a bit too good for my taste. I prefer a bit of wear and a darker oil finish that you see on the Inland M1 Carbine (not the M1A1 Carbine Paratrooper) in a few of the pictures below. Even with the too glossy finish, I think the “new” M1 Garand looks pretty good with it’s little brothers.

Now, I’m off to Brownells to get some ammo, an adjustable gas port, some M1 Garand books, .30-06 reloading dies, and a rifle case.

Originally posted 2016-04-13 16:18:44. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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A USAF veteran, Jeff earned a MBA in Marketing and Health Services. He specializes in consultative selling and internet marketing. As the VP of BD & Marketing, Jeff provides sales and marketing leadership to MGECOM, Inc. and helps http://MGECOM.com acquire new clients in need of solutions for online merchants in need of Affiliate Marketing program management.

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