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US Government Issue Springfield Armory M1 Garand - US Rifle Cal 30 - PRE WAR 1940 - 5 digit S/N - .30-06 Govt Authentic CMP Expert Grade (Ex-VG) Case Papers CMP Wood

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Description: US Rifle .30 Cal M1 Garand. Early US Springfield Armory (SA) with rare 5-digit serial number (69xxx). Pre-WWII Oct, 1940 SA production. Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) “Expert Grade” (approx. NRA Excel-VG) authentic US Gov't Surplus. CMP armorers, among the best M1 techs in the world, hand select and refurbish Expert Grades to make genuinely “born-again” rifles, including new CBI (Criterion) barrels & walnut stocks, as well as selective refinishing & worn part replacement. Complete with CMP hard case, inspection tag, certificate, manual, and one 8-rd clip.

7.75% TX Sales Tax. +4% MC/VISA/DISC in lieu of cash discounted listing price.

The US Rifle .30 Cal M1, designed by SA's John Garand, is one of the most significant rifles of the 20th Century. Adopted by the US in 1936, the M1 was any army's first standard semi-auto rifle, and served as the US's main battle rifle through WWII and Korea. The rifle's accuracy, ruggedness, and firepower far outclassed any of the bolt actions fielded by the Axis or Allies in WWII. Built around a rugged rotating-bolt, gas-operated, semi-auto action and firing the accurate .30-06 Gov't rd, the M1 also dominated service rifle matches for decades. This rifle is from SA's pre-war production. Restored to match-grade standards by the CMP, Expert Grade rifles like this are prized for their accuracy, quality and historical value.

M1 rifles are renowned for their strength and performance. Accuracy is generally top notch with the adjustable GI aperture sights. Except for the stainless gas tube, all metal has a durable parkerized matte olive/gray finish. The wood stock & hand guards are new, straight-grained walnut bearing the CMP cartouche. The gas-fed, semi-auto action is remarkable for not using a detachable mag. An en-bloc 8-rd clip charges the fixed mag, and internal linkages work the follower to feed rounds. The system is strong and reliable. The receiver has a build date of Oct, 1940, over a year before the US entered WWII and just 4 years after the M1 was adopted by the Army. Over the past 75 years, most M1's have been arsenal reconditioned at least once. This rifle is no exception. The unique thing about an Expert-grade rifle is that it has been hand-picked by CMP armorers who go beyond the usual grade inspection to completely recondition the gun. The new CBI barrel (CBI 2/22) is made of 4140/50 chrome-moly steel, cut to M1 mil-spec 6535448, hand-lapped and held to match-grade tolerances. The bolt bears part number “D6528287 IHC/X”. The fitted hard case bears the CMP logo.

Condition is as-received from the CMP, who grade it “Expert”, roughly NRA Excellent bordering on Very Good. The barrel is factory-new with 100% finish; bore & chamber are mint, bright with sharp rifling. The muzzle and throat gauge 0+ and 0+. The action, and follower linkages are clean with intact finish. The action working surfaces (follower, bolt head & lugs) show just a trace of burnishing. The bolt's exposed top has patches of old pitting now stabilized beneath later parkerizing not affecting the bolt body. The clip-release also shows traces of old pitting below finish. The gun is clean and well lubed with a smooth, strong action. Receiver finish is 98%, even and not thinned, including most edges, bearing surfaces, and raceways. Two exceptions are: a lightly stained left receiver flat in places & thin seams of old stabilized pitting under the parkerizing just below wood on the sides. Trigger-guard & mag-floor-plate finishes show a few light handling scuffs. The delicate gas tube finish has been redone and is close to 100% although the right side shows a line of moderate but remediated old surface pitting under the finish. SS gas cylinder lock finish has completely worn off and a small spot of corrosion shows on the lower right. The gas nut is new. Stock condition is New a99+% with only a small ding in the left receiver cut out. The butt plate, swivel/stock hardware are CMP-new essentially 100%.

Condition: Used - See Item Description
Brand: US Springfield Armory
Caliber: .30-06 (all)
Location: TX

Trades Accepted: Trades of discounted resalable merchandise considered in part payment

Operating since 1993, we are THE oldest dealer in The Woodlands area. Convenient to Conroe, Kingwood, Spring, and Porter, Texas. * Texas CHL Training ($100 New) * Consignment Sales or we buy your used guns! * Special Orders our "specialty" * Sig Sauer Factory Sales * Internet Transfers: Starting at $28 ... call! * Terms: Cash or personal check. VISA / MC / Discover + 4.9% Unearned cash discount

Shipping Notes: All sales are final. 89.00 UPS Ground S&H. Transfer to C&R holder or via FFL-dealer only. 7 3/4 percent sales tax required from Texas buyers. Payment by MO USPS assumed. Master Card / Visa / Disc also accepted, but, because listing reflects the cash price, add 4% to your total for Credit Card purchases to cover the unearned cash discount. Please verify that this item is legal in your jurisdiction. Subject to prior sale.

Item #: 997723555
SKU: US Rifle Cal 30 M1
Stock No.: M1 Garand 1940 Expert
Seller Since: Sep. 2010
Identity Verified ( CONROE, TX )
This seller is an FFL
State: TX

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