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This page was last updated on 12 December 2013


In the descriptions of rifles, "TE" indicates the Throat Erosion Gage reading and "MW" indicates the Muzzle Wear Gage reading of the barrel. Both gages are available on the Shooter Accessories & Tools page of this website.
Muzzle Gaging with Cartridge NOT Muzzle Wear Gage

 

A Comment on Throat Erosion from Scott Duff

It has come to my attention from discussions with many M1 Garand owners that a misunderstanding of an acceptable versus an unacceptable Throat Erosion (TE) reading exists.  A note of clarification is in order. When discussing serviceability specifications of U.S. Martial Arms, it is best to review the primary source, the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps documents from when the M1 rifle was the issue rifle to front-line troops. I have in my files TB ORD 587 dated 20 December 1954 entitled Field Inspection and Serviceability Standards for Small Arms Material. A chart on page four outlines the serviceability specifications for the M1, M1C, and M1D rifles “To Accompany Troops Overseas.” The specification given for “Breech Bore Rejection” is “Over 0.306” or a TE reading of 6 on a gage. No specification is given for muzzle wear. If combat troops in the 1950s were issued rifles with a TE of 6 or under, then the same is good enough for a rifle in my collection. I would not go to the John C. Garand Match at Camp Perry with a rifle with a TE of 6, but for general collecting, in my opinion, it matters little.

This is also a good time to note that based upon my observations the TE of a new production SA barrel during World War II ran anywhere from approximately 1.0 to 3.5. Pre World War II SA barrels were usually in the 0.0 to 1.0 range. Winchester barrels were generally in the -1.0 to 2.0 range, but I have seen new WRA barrels with higher and lower readings. An expanded version of this including information on post WII barrels will be published in a future issue of the Garand Collectors Association Journal (GCA). If you are not a member of the GCA and would like to join (as an M1 owner you really should be a member just as a gun owner you should be an NRA member) you may download a membership application from the GCA website at www.TheGCA.org.

 

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!!SOLD!! 4513-R1617. M1 Garand, Springfield Armory, s/n 1157822, Guam Garand #8 (Jan. 1943). Yes, this really is one of the 30 Guam Garands that I handled the initial sale of in November of 1996. In fact it is one of the better ones that was hand picked for a good friend. For the collector who is interested in provenance, the 30 Guam Garands are the most significant group of documented World War II used M1 rifles. For those not familiar with the story of the Guam Garands, after the invasion of Guam, in late August 1944 Admiral Nimitz directed that a Local Security Patrol Force be organized to hunt down and capture or kill the Japanese holdouts that had fled into the mountainous dense jungle. Some of the weapons transferred to the Security Patrol Force were 30 M1 rifles. These rifles were later transferred to the Guam Police Department and were retained by them until the mid 1990’s. As Guam is a U.S. territory, the rifles were able to be transferred to an FFL holder in the continental United States who was supplying more modern arms to the Guam police. In 1996 I received the contract to sell these 30 historic rifles that have become known as the Guam Garands. The introduction to the Guam Garand Monograph may be read at this link www.scott-duff.com/GuamMono.htm.

While a U.S. Marine Corp provenance cannot be proven, it is a strong probability that these rifles were transferred from the USMC forces that were garrisoned on the island. These 30 M1 Garands give the historian and arms collector a unique opportunity to own a weapon which was linked to a specific World War II campaign. The Guam Garands are the only known group of M1 rifles documented to a World War II battle. Aside from minor parts replacement on a few of them at the field service level, they remain in circa 1944 battle-used configuration. As Guam is a United States territory, the rifles bear no import stamps. For the collector who appreciates provenance, it doesn’t get much better.

All of the Guam Garands are in battle-used condition and reflect over 50 years on a Pacific island. None are in mint condition. This example is no exception. The barrel is an SA 2-43 with a TE = 5 and a loose muzzle. Featured parts include: 12 bolt with B3 heat lot, unmodified 6 SA op rod, narrow base gas cylinder, single slot gas cylinder lock screw, front sight screw seal, 11 follower, forged bullet guide, long fork follower rod (changed in service), 12 SA trigger housing, 5 SA hammer, unmarked safety, forged trigger guard, Type II lock bar rear sight, and early angle clip latch cut stock with EMcF cartouche, Ordnance emblem, and proof P. This is one of the better condition rifles of the group.

Sale includes the original signed and dated Guam Garand monograph and plaque. In addition, the long-time owner assembled a truly amazing grouping of items related to the battle of Guam. Included but not limited to are: 1944 dated M1 web sling, cleaning kit, period photos, 3rd Marine Division patches, several books on the battle of Guam, a 3rd Marine Division history, several WWII era American Rifleman magazines related to the M1 rifle, autographed copies of some of my M1 Garand books, and the July 21, 1944 newspaper New York Journal American newspaper announcing GUAM INVADED! This is without a doubt the largest grouping of Guam related books and documents that I have seen on the secondary market.

To learn more about the Guam Garands, check the Spring 1996 and Winter 2006 articles in the GCA Journal. You may read the latter article at Popernack Books and Militaria's website by clicking on the below link:

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Or you can purchase a copy of the Guam Garand monograph off of our website at www.scott-duff.com/Books.htm.

Since late 1996 when I originally sold these 30 Guam Garands I have rarely received one for consignment sale. If you like M1 Garands with a provenance don’t pass up this one. They are a very unique group of historic World War II rifles. Additional shipping charges will apply to cover the cost of all that accompanies this rifle. Shipping charge will be based on actual UPS charge. - $5,750

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 1157822 Guam Garand

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 1157822 Guam Garand, Close

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 1157822 Guam Garand, Left

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 1157822 Guam Garand, Right

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 1157822 Guam Garand, Receiver

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 1157822 Guam Garand, Cartouche

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 1157822 Guam Garand, Front End

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 1157822 Guam Garand, Misc 1

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 1157822 Guam Garand, Misc 2

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 1157822 Guam Garand, Misc 3

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 1157822 Guam Garand, Misc 4

 

!!SOLD!! 4513-R1618. M1 Garand, Springfield Armory, s/n 445613 (Jan. 1942) Lend Lease with British Proof stamps. This is one of the finest examples of an early 1942 Lend Lease Garand that I have ever been able to offer. It is as exactly as those described in my article featured in the April 2002 issue of American Rifleman magazine. It is one of the 38,001 M1 rifles sent to England under Lend Lease in 1941-42. The Parkerized finish is a beautiful dark green color with little wear. The S-A-12-41 barrel has a bright and shiny bore, TE = 0.25, MW = 1.0, no chrome at the gas port, and British Proofs at the chamber end of the barrel underneath the op rod handle. Featured parts include: 2 bolt RE4D heat lot, round firing pin, unmodified 3 op rod, 5 trigger housing, forged trigger guard (C-46025-3-SA), 2 hammer, 6 safety, hammer spring housing and plunger without finish, narrow base gas cylinder, solid lock screw, short pinion with flush nut, knurled windage knob and elevation cap, unmarked follower, late op rod catch without finish, grooved rear hand guard clip, and all other expected components of the period. The front sight screw seal is missing, which is not uncommon as some were not set very well. The short channel stock is in very good condition with SA/GHS cartouche, small Ordnance emblem, and proof P. Remnants of the red painted band are visible on the front hand guard. I first saw this rifle 20-25 years ago in a good friend’s collection. Over the past 25 plus years I have had the opportunity to examine well over 30 of these Lend Lease rifles, and I can assure you that this is one of the finest I have ever seen. You will never need to upgrade this one! - $4,295

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 445613 Lend Lease

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 445613 Lend Lease, Close

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 445613 Lend Lease, Left

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 445613 Lend Lease, Right

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 445613 Lend Lease, Receiver

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 445613 Lend Lease, Cartouche

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 445613 Lend Lease, Front End

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 445613 Lend Lease, Red Paint

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 445613 Lend Lease, Red Paint

 

!!SOLD!! 4513-R1619. M1 Garand, Springfield Armory, s/n 735428 (July 1942). This is a 100-percent original early World War II rifle. It is the best condition mid 1942 Springfield that I have been able to offer; it cannot be improved upon. In addition, this rifle was featured in the Fall 2011 issue of the GCA Journal. The original Parkerized finish is that almost shiny very dark OD that collectors like so much, and is in very good condition. This metal finish was very difficult to photograph and the close-up photos do not do the rifle justice. The bore on the SA 5-42 barrel is bright and shiny, TE = 2.0, MW = 1.0, with no chrome at the gas port. Featured parts include: 12 bolt, unmodified 3 op rod, narrow base gas cylinder, front sight seal intact, solid gas cylinder lock screw, short fork follower rod, 11 follower, grooved rear hand guard clip, arched lower band with the original stake unbroken, solid lower band pin, 7 trigger housing, forged trigger guard, 3 hammer, 9 safety, hammer spring plunger and housing without finish, knurled windage and elevation cap, short pinion with type 1 lock bar, and all other expected parts. The stock and hand guards match the condition of the rifle. The cartouche is an SA/EMcF, with large Ordnance emblem, and proof P; all are well struck. The stock has the proper early type angle clip latch cut for this serial number range rifle. Sale includes a good condition M1 web sling. Original non Lend Lease rifles from the summer of ‘42 are very tough to find as most saw heavy usage and were rebuilt one or more times, they are highly sought after by collectors. I can could on one hand how many original non Lend Lease 1942 SA M1’s I have seen over the past 25 years; they are that scarce. This is the finest example of the era that I have ever seen; it cannot be improved upon. For the discriminating collector who demands the best. - $7,195

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 735428

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 735428, Close

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 735428, Left

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 735428, Right

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 735428, Receiver

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 735428, Cartouche

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 735428, Front End

 

!!SOLD!! 4513-R1620. M1 Garand, Springfield Armory, s/n 2203842 (Nov. 1943). This is one of the best restorations I have ever seen; it is so good that it appears to be original. Under close examination of the finish on the receiver it definitely has been re-Parkerized. The SA 11-43 barrel has a bright and shiny bore, TE = 2.5, MW = 1.0+, bright chamber mouth, with no chrome at the gas port. Featured parts include: 12 bolt, unmodified 6 op rod, wide base gas cylinder, solid gas cylinder lock screw, short fork follower rod, 11 follower, forged bullet guide, 12 trigger housing type, forged trigger guard, 5 hammer, SA-11 safety, 2 lock bar rear sight, and all other expected parts. The stock is in very good condition with GAW cartouche, Ordnance emblem, proof P, and small Ordnance emblem on the bottom of the pistol grip are well struck. The hand guards match the stock. I don’t know who performed this restoration or exactly when, but they were very good. My educated guess is that it was done back in the 1990’s as this quality of parts, particularly the barrel and stock, are simply no longer readily available.  This is a very nice looking restored late fall of 1943 rifle. - $1,995

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 2203842

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 2203842, Close

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 2203842, Left

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 2203842, Right

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 2203842, Receiver

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 2203842, Cartouche

 

!!SOLD!! 4513-R1621. M1 Garand, Springfield Armory, s/n 2531342 (Jan. 1944). This is one of the best restorations I have ever seen; it is so good that it appears to be original. Under close examination of the finish on the receiver it definitely has been re-Parkerized. There is a barely visible 1965 RRAD rebuild mark on the right receiver leg. The SA 12-43 barrel has a bright and shiny bore, TE = 3.0-, MW = 1.5, bright chamber mouth, with no chrome at the gas port. Featured parts include: 12 bolt, unmodified 9 curve side op rod, wide base gas cylinder, poppet gas cylinder lock screw, forged bullet guide, 12 follower, long fork follower rod, 12 trigger housing, forged trigger guard, 5 hammer, SA-11 safety, type 2 lock bar rear sight, and all other expected parts. The stock is in very good condition with GAW cartouche, Ordnance emblem, proof P, and small Ordnance emblem on the bottom of the pistol grip. I don’t know who performed this restoration or exactly when, but they were very good. My educated guess is that it was done back in the 1990’s as this quality of parts, particularly the barrel and stock, are simply no longer readily available.  This is a very nice looking restored early 1944 rifle. - $1,795

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 2531342

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 2531342, Close

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 2531342, Left

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 2531342, Right

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 2531342, Receiver

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 2531342, Cartouche

 

!!SOLD!! 4513-R1622. M1 Garand, Springfield Armory, s/n 2889555 (May 1944). This is a nice looking original rifle. The original Parkerized finish is in good condition throughout. The SA 5-44 barrel has a bright and shiny bore, TE = 2.0, MW = 1.0+, with no chrome at the gas port. Featured parts include: 12 bolt, unmodified 9 curve side op rod, wide base gas cylinder, poppet gas cylinder lock screw, forged bullet guide, 12 follower, long fork follower rod, staked in place lower band pin, 12 trigger housing, forged trigger guard, 5 hammer, SA-11 safety, type 2 lock bar rear sight that is staked, and all other expected parts. The stock is in very good condition with well struck GAW cartouche, Ordnance emblem, proof P, and small Ordnance emblem on the bottom of the pistol grip. Sale includes a good condition 1944-dated M1 web sling. This is a nice looking late spring 1944 example. - $2,995

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 2889555

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 2889555, Close

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 2889555, Left

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 2889555, Right

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 2889555, Receiver

M1 Garand, SA, s/n 2889555, Cartouche

 

!!SOLD!! 4513-R1623. M1 Garand, Winchester Repeating Arms Co., s/n 1621216 (May 1945). This is a nicely restored rifle that is based upon an excellent condition original receiver and barrel assembly. The bore of the Winchester barrel is bright and shiny, TE = 2.0, MW = 1.75, with no chrome at the gas port. Featured Winchester components include: bolt, RARE unmodified straight cut op rod, bullet guide (.), late follower (13), single bevel follower arm, late op rod catch, lower band, wide base gas cylinder, front sight, complete rear sight assembly, large pad trigger housing, trigger guard, hammer (C-46008-1W.R.A.), trigger (A), safety (WRA-1), and butt plate. The short channel Winchester stock is light in color and is the most beautifully figured WRA stock that I have ever seen and is in very good condition with WRA/GHD cartouche, Ordnance emblem, or proof P. At some time the stock suffered a chip in the area directly in front of the trigger housing floor plate and it has been repaired. The repair is barely noticeable. The hand guards match the color of the stock and have some figure to them; but appear to be reproductions. Winchester made less than 40,000 WIN-13 rifles and they were the end of the M1 rifle story at Winchester. The stock is beautiful and must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. - $3,595

M1 Garand, WRA, s/n 1621216, Overall, Right

M1 Garand, WRA, s/n 1621216, Overall, Left

M1 Garand, WRA, s/n 1621216, Close

M1 Garand, WRA, s/n 1621216, Left

M1 Garand, WRA, s/n 1621216, Right

M1 Garand, WRA, s/n 1621216, Receiver

M1 Garand, WRA, s/n 1621216, Cartouche

M1 Garand, WRA, s/n 1621216, Front End

M1 Garand, WRA, s/n 1621216, Repair

M1 Garand, WRA, s/n 1621216, Right 1

M1 Garand, WRA, s/n 1621216, Right 2

M1 Garand, WRA, s/n 1621216, Right 3

M1 Garand, WRA, s/n 1621216, Left 1

M1 Garand, WRA, s/n 1621216, Left 2

M1 Garand, WRA, s/n 1621216, Left 3

 

!!SOLD!! 4513-R1624. M1 Garand, International Harvester Corp., s/n 5216875 with Receiver Manufactured by Harrington & Richardson Arms for IHC (1955). The receiver was manufactured by HRA for IHC. There are believed to have been about 4,000 manufactured and they were the last of the IHC rifles assembled. This variation is covered in detail in Dave McClain’s articles in the Spring 2009 and Winter 2009 issues of the GCA Journal. In fact this rifle is featured in both articles. This is a very good condition original IHC rifle. The overall original metal finish is in very good condition. The LMR 4-55 barrel has a bright and shiny bore, TE = 3.0+, MW = 2.0. Featured IHC parts include: bolt (65), op rod (65), trigger housing (6528290 IHC), op rod catch (I), follower (G), clip latch (B), rear sight base (C), windage knob (IHC DRC), elevation pinion (IHC), gas cylinder lock screw (IHC NHC), and front sight. The stock and hand guards are in good condition, with 1/2-inch DAS, proof P, and 3355 stamped in the barrel channel. This is a very good condition, original example of a very rare IHC variation. In all the years I have been collecting and selling M1 rifles, this is only the third one of this variation that I have encountered. They are that scarce. If you collect IHC’s, don’t pass this one up. - $4,495

M1 Garand, IHC, s/n 5216875

M1 Garand, IHC, s/n 5216875, Close 1

M1 Garand, IHC, s/n 5216875, Close 2, Right

M1 Garand, IHC, s/n 5216875, Left

M1 Garand, IHC, s/n 5216875, Right

M1 Garand, IHC, s/n 5216875, Receiver

M1 Garand, IHC, s/n 5216875, Cartouche

 

!!SOLD!! 4513-R1625. M1 Garand, Harrington & Richardson Arms Co., s/n 6034330 (1956). HRA rifles in the 6034xxx serial number range are a group of only 400 rifles. If you collect s/n groups, this is a very rare HRA variation. As is widely known, HRA’s highest assigned serial number was 5793847. However, an additional contract was issued to Harrington & Richardson through the Boston Ordnance District on August 6, 1956 for 400 M1 rifles. It is believed this was a “clean up” order to allow H&R to use up receivers and other components. The assigned serial number range was from 6034330 through 6034729. Note that this rifle, s/n 6034330, is the first rifle in this small group. We know that at least two of these 400 6m HRA’s, which were in M1D configuration, were destroyed in Captain Crunch in the mid 1990’s. With only a possible population of 398 rifles, this is one of the smallest s/n groups of M1 rifles known to exist.

This rifle has gone through rebuild, and is in excellent condition throughout; it appears to be unissued from rebuild. The SA 2-51 barrel has a bright and shiny bore, TE = 2.0+, MW = 1.0. Featured parts include: 65-code SA bolt with Z-2 heat lot, unmodified 3 SA op rod, narrow base SA gas cylinder, early follower, stamped WWII bullet guide, short fork riveted follower rod, solid lower band pin, post War rear sight assembly with HRA elevation pinion, 8 SA trigger housing, 7 SA hammer, SA-11 safety, forged trigger guard, and excellent condition walnut stock with matching walnut hand guards. This is a very nice looking rifle. It would display well with a 6m s/n SA. In over 25 years of collecting and selling M1 Garand rifles, this is only the fourth 6m s/n HRA that I have had pass through my collection or shop. - $3,295

M1 Garand, HRA, s/n 6034330

M1 Garand, HRA, s/n 6034330, Close

M1 Garand, HRA, s/n 6034330, Left

M1 Garand, HRA, s/n 6034330, Right

M1 Garand, HRA, s/n 6034330, Receiver

 

!!SOLD!! 4513-R1626. M1 Garand, Armory, s/n X600016, Type 2 National Match. This is the most interesting Type 2 National Match rifle I have had the opportunity to examine. It is a 1960 DCM sales rifle with paperwork that is in the original wooden shipping crate from the DCM with original Railway Express shipping label still affixed. This is one of only two NM rifles I have heard of that were shipped in a wood crate. In addition, the rifle is one of very scarce X prefix 6 million serial numbered M1 rifles and is one of the lowest serial numbers in this range that I have heard of. It is believed that there were between 1,700 and 2,000 Springfield M1 rifles assembled in this very low 6 million serial number range with an X prefix. All observed specimens have been of National Match configuration. Research has yet to reveal what the meaning of the X. Most of the X6m rifles that I have seen are no longer in their original Type 1 NM configuration, having been glass bedded and when converted to Type 2 National Match.

This rifle is in excellent condition and cannot be improved upon; it is the best Type 2 NM I have ever seen. And it is absolutely the tightest fit Type 2 NM rifle that I have encountered. I strongly recommend that the buyer NOT disassemble this rifle. It is so tight that removing the trigger group could remove a chunk of wood from the stock. You have been warned. The Parkerized finish is a beautiful rich black that is very difficult to photograph; the pictures do not do this rifle justice. The rifle features an SA 9-54 barrel with NM between the gas cylinder rings, the bore is bright and shiny, TE = 3.0-, MW = 1.0-. The gas cylinder, rear sight aperture, rear sight base, windage knob, and front sight are the only NM marked components. A 1960 rifle sales pre dates the NM op rod. The bolt is an A-10 heat lot and the op rod is an HRA. The stock and hand guards are in perfect condition with well-struck DAS and proof P. The vertical portion of the trigger housing is marked 0016 and the glass bedded stock is marked 0016 in the barrel channel. Sale includes the original excellent condition M1 web sling and white woven storage bag with serial number and NSN. According to Dave McClain in his article entitled The X-rated M1 Rifles in the GCA Journal Winter 1995 issue: “This block of rifles is one of the rarest of all M1 variations.  Dave also wrote an updated article on the X-Guns for the Spring 2007 issue of the GCA Journal. This is an excellent condition National Match rifle that would be impossible to improve upon; for the discriminating collector who demands the best. Additional shipping charges will apply due to the weight of the wooden crate. Shipping charge will be based on actual UPS charge. - $5,295

M1 Garand, SA, s/n X6000016 NM-2

M1 Garand, SA, s/n X6000016 NM-2, Close

M1 Garand, SA, s/n X6000016 NM-2, Left

M1 Garand, SA, s/n X6000016 NM-2, Right

M1 Garand, SA, s/n X6000016 NM-2, Receiver 2

M1 Garand, SA, s/n X6000016 NM-2, Rear Sight

M1 Garand, SA, s/n X6000016 NM-2, Cartouche

M1 Garand, SA, s/n X6000016 NM-2, Front End

M1 Garand, SA, s/n X6000016 NM-2, Documents

M1 Garand, SA, s/n X6000016 NM-2, Rifle in Crate

M1 Garand, SA, s/n X6000016 NM-2, Bag

M1 Garand, SA, s/n X6000016 NM-2, Crate 1

M1 Garand, SA, s/n X6000016 NM-2, Crate 2

M1 Garand, SA, s/n X6000016 NM-2, Crate 3

M1 Garand, SA, s/n X6000016 NM-2, Crate 4

M1 Garand, SA, s/n X6000016 NM-2, Crate 5

M1 Garand, SA, s/n X6000016 NM-2, Crate 6

M1 Garand, SA, s/n X6000016 NM-2, Crate 7

 

U.S. Navy M1 Garand (and other) Rifles (FFL Required)

The following is a listing of Secretary of the Navy Trophy rifle variations:

  1. M1 Rifle Mk 2 Mod 1 Grade B match rifle in 7.62 MM with 1-minute sights. Grade B match rifles were first released by the Navy as a Trophy Rifle in 1996. They are very desirable collector pieces.

  2. M1 Rifle Mk 2 Mod 1 in 7.62 MM using a new SA produced barrel (1965-67 mfg.), two sub-variations; one converted by Harrington & Richardson (H&R) the other by American Machine & Foundry (AMF) of York, PA. The AMF version is by far the rarer of the two (possibly only 10%). These variants have become very scarce over the last few years.

  3. M1 Rifle in caliber .30-06. Often marked “O-65, O-66 or O-67” on flat of receiver behind rear sight. These are usually encountered in unissued condition following rebuild. According to Jeremy Cheek's published article in the June 2004 issue of the Garand Collectors Association Journal, these rifles are USMC M1 rifles rebuilt at Marine Corps overhaul depots.

  4. Remington Model 720 bolt action rifle. These rifles were purchased by the Navy from the Remington Arms Co. immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Their hand-cut checkering is an example of pre-War craftsmanship. They have become very rare and are highly sought after by collectors. They look nearly like works of art.

Navy non-Trophy Rifle variations are:

  1. Mk 2 Mod 1 Grade A match rifle in 7.62 MM with ½-minute sights. They are the rarest of all; it is believed that few, if any, have been released by the Navy. I’ve never seen one.

  2. Mk 2 Mod 0 in 7.62 MM using a .30-06 barrel with insert to convert to 7.62. This is also a very scarce variation and highly sought after by collectors. I have only seen a handful of real ones in over 15 years.

 

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