What do you look for in a Garand?

What do you look for in a Garand?

For a shooter the main criteria are how the gun functions, the condition of the bore and the headspace. And although the most desirable M1s are those made by Winchester, some sellers may charge slightly more for a Garand with a Winchester receiver even though the rest of the parts are not marked “W.R.A.”

How many versions of the M1 Garand are there?

M1 Garand

U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1
No. built 5,468,772
Variants See Variants
Mass 9.5 lb (4.31 kg) to 11.6 lb (5.3 kg)

What years did Winchester make garands?

Government records indicate Winchester delivered 513,880 M1 rifles between December 1940 and June 1945.

How much is a 1942 M1 Garand worth?

A M1 GARAND rifle is currently worth an average price of $2,049.22 new and $1,612.35 used .

Is the M1A a good rifle?

This rifle holds a lot of history and is a solid choice for many applications after six decades. There’s nothing like holding a piece of history in your hands that’s made of wood and steel. The M1A is the closest thing most people can own to a genuine M14, the last battle rifle of the U.S. military.

Where can I find the serial numbers for the M1 Garand?

The following information can be found in the books “The M1 Garand: WWII” and “The M1 Garand Serial Numbers and Data Sheets” found at Fulton Armory, and are used here with Mr. Duff’s permission.

Where to find a type 1 M1 Garand nm?

As originally produced a Type 1 NM would be marked “NM” ONLY on the barrel, ALL other parts were identical to what would be found in standard M1s of that period. Sounds like you have a nice original to me. Check out the unfired type 1 NM at Duff’s site. It’s under” Modern Long arms” , M1 Garands”. It belongs to a good friend of mine.

When was the last Springfield M1 Garand made?

The last rifle produced during WWII by Springfield Armory WWII lies in the 3,888,xxx serial number range with production ending in October 1945. Springfield M1 production was resumed in 1952 with serial number 4,200,000 leaving a gap of approximately 312,xxx serial numbers

Is the M1 Garand still in use in the Philippines?

The M1 Garand is still in usein the Philippines in the Civilian Auxiliary Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) and the Civilian Volunteer Organization. I used The M1 Garand, 1936-1957by Joe Poyer and Craig Riesch as a reference (4th edition, ISBN 1-882391-19-5, North Cape Publications, Tustin CA, copyrights 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005).