I have a Winchester M1 Garand that was originally purchased from CMP in 1986. It has no import marks but is a arsenal rebuild with mixed parts. The stock is walnut and in great shape compared to others I have seen. I have all the original paper work from the CMP. The gentleman who bought it died so now I have it and would like to know its approximate value. Thanks
I've never seen one in great shape but your then certainly climbing into the 1,500 range...
hello ,,there are some things to check for ,,are there any winchester parts at all on it? except the receiver? what is the barrel winchester ,,springfield ,,vmr,,ect ?? and hows the TE (throat erosion) and MW( muzzel wear),,2 key things collectors want to know,,also is the stock marked ??Winchester started there lot numbers at 100,000 and lowere serial numbers bring a small preimum even on a mix master rifle ,,
Winchester garands in decent shape that are correct will bring between between 1200-2000 with correct parts ,,mixmasters will bring between 700-800 and up,,barreled receivers alone will bring 250-350 stripped ,,a correct winchester stock will bring between 250-? and up,,a winchester bolt between 75-100,, Winchester trigger groups sell for 125+up,,op rods are 125+up,,ect..So any Winchester parts increase the value,,
Bolt and slide have SA I guess for Springfield Armory stock has a "P" on bottom and a stamp that looks like wings and stars on one side. I did not see any markings on the barrel.
hello again,,The stock markings denote a defence eagle proof common on the Korean war rebuilds,,The P proof is a proof stamped after assembly and will be sometimes inside a circle or have serifs on the P,,
,,,The barrel should be marked in the stock window when you open the slide,,pull the slide back and look in the groove where the stock meets the upper handguard,,should be some markings..if there aren't any numbers or letters visiable then there is a chance it may be a winchester barrel,, but further dissasemble would be nessasary to verify this ,,if mrmory serves me correct Winchester marked there barrels with a W under the upper handguard or on the left side ,,"thats if it's not marked on the right op rod side" ,,the trigger houseing should be maker marked also,,have you had the rifle apart? it's a pretty easy procedure and if you do a search online for dissassembling an m1 garand you will find many sites to walk you thru the procedure,,pretty simple and no tools should be nessasary ,,
,,,,Just about every internal part and external part will be marked somehow showing who made it ,,Winchester used punchmarks on small parts that couldn't be stamped W.R.A.,,the number beside the maker is the drawing number for each part and should be something like D2829 then it will have the makers initials like W.R.A. for Winchester,,SA ,, for Springfeilds,,I.H for International Harvester ,,or H+R for Harrington and Richardson,, then theres usually a revision number like -12 so a Springfeild part might look something like this D2829-SA-12
,,, google "markings on an M1 Garand" or just "M1 garand" I know there are many sites out there devoted to the Garand if ya look around with tons of info,, there are also many great books you can purchase on the Garand,,one is the M1 garand by Joe Poyer heres a link..great for id'ing the parts and http://www.alibris.com/booksearch?qwork=4081287&matches=8&author=Joe+poyer&cm_sp=works*listing*title about 17-18 bucks.. the other book i'd recommend would be M1 Garand: Serial Numbers & Data Sheets by Scott Duff.. about 10 bucks..both books are available online..these two books will give you all the information anyone would want to know on just how correct there M1 Garand is..
Thank Bigcurt I pulled the wood upper off and it is a Winchester barrel ss# 035448 WRA which does not match the receiver ss#
I just bought one from CMP and it was $817.00
That number for the Winchester barrel is not a serial number. It is more a drawing number from the blueprints. It isn;t intended to match any number on the rifle. A Winchester barrel adds a premium to the value of the rifle. if the barrel is still in decent shape....2 or better Muzzle erosion (ME) and 3-4 or better at the throat (TE)....breech end.....that adds even more premium. A year or so ago....2012.....I purchased a decent Winchester barrel for $750! JUST the barrel. There are also two types of Winchester barrels...long pad and short pad. There refer to the area near the gas hole toward the muzzle where the gas tube is installed.