M1 Garand Springfield Armory CMP Special Excellent Condition – Extra Items

M1 Garand in CMP hardcase with paperwork and accessories

M1 Garand in CMP hardcase with paperwork and accessories

The M1 Garand is a .30 caliber semi-automatic rifle that was the standard U.S. service rifle during World War II and the Korean War and also saw limited service during the Vietnam War. Most M1 rifles were issued to U.S. forces. The Garand is still used by drill teams and military honor guards. It is also widely used by civilians for hunting, target shooting, and as a military collectible.

M1 Garand left side of receiver showing CMP Cartouche

M1 Garand left side of receiver showing CMP Cartouche

The M1 rifle was named after its Canadian-American designer, John Garand. It was the first standard-issue semi-automatic military rifle. By all accounts the M1 rifle served with distinction. General George S. Patton called it “the greatest battle implement ever devised”

M1 Garand Certificate of Authenticity from CMP

M1 Garand Certificate of Authenticity from CMP

In the past several years, the M1 Garand, regardless of condition, has become a very hot collectors’ item and sound financial investment. The popularity of the M1 Garand continues to grow as hundreds of new Garand “Fun” Matches are being held all across the USA each year.

This rifle was purchased directly from the CMP and was ordered in CMP Special grade. “CMP SPECIAL: (EXCELLENT)” (The tag says Special Field, but this certainly isn’t a “field grade” rifle.)

M1 Garand Springfield Armory Serial Number

M1 Garand Springfield Armory Serial Number

“CMP’s new grade of M1 Garand. This rifle consists of a new production walnut stock and handguard set with CMP cartouche, a new production Criterion (made by Krieger) barrel and new web sling. Receiver and most other parts are refinished USGI, but some parts may be new manufacture. Receiver may have pitting.”

M1 Garand right side of receiver

M1 Garand right side of receiver

From the pictures, you can tell this looks like it came off the assembly line in December, 1944. Yes, if you stare hard enough, you can see a few pits in the receiver, but with the new Parkerization, they are almost not noticeable. The part that looks in worse shape is the portion under the barrel where the bayonet attaches. Not knowing what a new one looks like, I can’t tell if it looks like it did new or not, but wanted to provide the picture for you to see yourself. Everyone who has seen the rifle thinks it is brand new, assuming it is a reproduciton.

M1 Garand bolt showing Springfield Armory mfg.

M1 Garand bolt showing Springfield Armory mfg.

The stock is unfinished wood. The CMP site tells you several ways in which you can finish the wood depending on the look you want. I was going to put boiled tung oil on it vs. the more common boiled linseed oil as I think tung oil has better attributes.

M1 Garand bottom side

M1 Garand bottom side

In addition to the what came new with the rifle, included is a reproduction bayonet that will look good with the rifle when on display. I am including an additional 20 new en-bloc clips in their original packaging.

M1 Garand inside of magazine

M1 Garand inside of magazine

M1 Garand new Criterion barrel made by Krieger

M1 Garand new Criterion barrel made by Krieger

M1 Garand front side of barrel and bayonet mount

M1 Garand front side of barrel and bayonet mount

M1-805 reproduction bayonet

M1-805 reproduction bayonet

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