The first step in dating your m1 garand is to find the serial number this is stamped into the rifle's receiver, the part housing the operating parts of the rifle once you know the serial number, you can refer to a number of sources online, or in books, to determine the date of manufacture for example, m1s manufactured by the springfield armory with. Barrels will be marked with the manufacturer's initial and date ie sa for springfield armory, w for winchester, lmr for barrels intended for the international harvester m1s of korean war manufacture the date of manufacture will follow the mfgr initial, ie w 44 on the m1 garand, these stamps are located under the oprod on the. The m1 garand was the standard service rifle from 1936 through 1957 the result is that the parts kit represents a wide range of places and dates of manufacturing however, it is possible to figure out when and where garand parts were manufactured, at. The m1 garand: post world war ii if you aren't that interested in history and evolution of the garand i would recommend you just get the first book, serial numbers and data sheets that book will answer all your questions about parts and numbers. Hello all, i have just recently purchased a springfield m1 garand there are markings on it that i would like to find informaiton about here is what. Springfield armory inc garand serial date, springfield armory inc m1 garand, springfield armory inc m1 garand, springfield inc m1 garand, when did springfield armory build m-1 garands.
The sa number means the barrel was made by springfield armory (the government one - not the people in illinois), and the 5 55 should be the date the barrel was made - may, 1955 my garand, which, by the serial number, was made in june of 1944, has a barrel dated 1962. All dates and serial numbers are approximate springfield armory m1 garands 1937-45 serial numbers represent end of month production (list compiled from research/publications by scott a duff. This is a short video of m1 garand serial numbers, i hope this helps you determin when your garand was built it helped me post a comment below. M1 garand 1950's serial numbers / barrel dates : sn_range 592 x 214 23 kb: snbda 586 x 716 54 kb: snbdb 593 x 754 98 kb: snbdc 594 x 747 104 kb: snbdd 600 x 753 101 kb: snbde 600 x 746 97 kb: snbdf 600 x 727 84 kb: snbdg 600 x 754 81 kb: snbdh 600 x 757 64 kb. Mass production of the m1 garand began at springfield armory in 1937, and the first rifles were delivered to the army in 1938 production rates gradually increased and early bugs were worked out in these pre-war years in 1940, a second source was enlisted when the winchester repeating arms company was contracted to manufacture the m1 garand.
Spreadsheet for springfield armory built m1 garands and the m14 background information this started out as a small project to keep track of the various m1 garand parts both installed in rifles and loose parts that i have. Garand- winchester & springfield values dad is parting with some of his long held collection 1st - he was told by some one at the legion post that his winchester m1 garand- correct stock, all 'stamps' ( cartouche) correct period original parkerized all matched parts would be worth 4k is this out of the ball park.
M1 garand stock identification guide: the 4 original manfacturers of m1 garand stocks were: springfield armory winchester repeating arms overton woodworking corp (for international harvester) harrington and richardson arms co the differences between the stocks are in the curves of the pitol grip area, and the horseshoe area. Springfield national match rare type 1 m1 garand rifle30-06 caliber,rare serial number x600077xbarrel date is 8-56,all parts are for sale by michael merker riflemakers on gunsamerica - 970316156.
M1 garand parts serial numbers and id m1 garand if your going to get more than one garand and i bet you are i would put duff's red book, the m1 garand:world war ii on my list. Us military dates of manufacture us military m1 rifle (garand): springfield: covering numbers: 1 - 6020771 please enter.
This is a completely refurbished rifle consisting of an original m1 garand springfield or hra receiver, new production criterion barrel, new production american walnut stock and handguards, and new web sling receiver and most other parts are refinished usgi, but some parts may be new manufacture. Unissued original springfield m1 garand barrel, dated may 1952 marked s-a-5-52 barrel is unissued and comes in original cheesecloth as pictured, only opened to check dates these are sweet barrels.
Early springfield m1 garand value this is a discussion on early springfield m1 garand value within the collectors forums, part of the firearm forum category i know of a guy selling a garand with a serial number dating it to mid 1938 doesn't have original stock but set in a. Dating m1 garand serial number dating the barrel markings r 79 listings for early 1955 w hi just received an appendix based on the barrel dating an m1 garand collectors association made flintlock with the helmet dating system eight rifles are stamped in its original storage box and origin wii helmet is a springfield m1 garand. I have a 5,71x,xxx serial numbered h&r garand from the cmp it is a cmp original collector grade rifle, not the new cmp collector grade with the after market stock stamped with the cmp cartouch. How to determine if m1 garand barrel matches receiver ask each other.