M1 Garand

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The M1 Garand has been called “The greatest battle implement ever devised” by General George S. Patton and is one of the most iconic American firearms. Adopted in 1936, the M1 Garand became the standard infantry rifle for the US military through World War II, the Korean War, and even served in Vietnam. It was produced by multiple companies throughout its years of service with almost five and a half million units produced before being replaced by the M14 in 1958. Its production was only eclipsed by one other American rifle, the M1 Carbine, by about one half of a million units. After its replacement by the M14, the US’ stockpile of M1 Garands were sent to allied countries or was surplussed to the civilian market. Today, all surplus M1 Garands are under private ownership or are used as ceremonial rifles by military and police units and VFW organizations. Due to its semi-automatic action, heavy caliber and quick reloading time, the M1 Garand is used today by civilians for hunting, target shooting, and even in competitions. Thanks to its reputation as an excellent service rifle, the M1 Garand is a highly regarded collectible.

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M1 Garand Specs

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144 oz


8 Round

M1 Garand Features

The US Rifle, .30 Caliber M1 made by Springfield Armory, known to most as the “M1 Garand”, has all of the features expected in an M1.  Its beautiful parkerized finish is complemented by its walnut stock, and its fully adjustable rear sight ensures the user a proper zero.  Its semi-automatic action allows the user quick follow-up shots on targets with its 8-round en-bloc clip while its 24-inch barrel ensures the .30-06 M2 Ball ammo reaches its target up to 800 meters away.  A compartment is cut out of the stock and a hinged door sits in the middle of the buttplate allowing you to easily store a cleaning kit.

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M1 Garand Capacity

Loaded with an en-bloc clip, the M1 Garand is limited to 8 rounds of .30-06 (or 8 rounds of .308 for the “tanker” models). Inserted from the top of the rifle through the breech, the user pushes the 8 round clip into the magazine.  After firing 8 shots, the rifle will automatically eject the empty clip with a beautiful Ping sound.  5 round clips can pretty easily be found that make the M1 a rifle you can take hunting without breaking capacity laws.  Take note: The M1 will easily end up with a bent Op Rod if you use modern commercial ammo.  If you can’t find M2 Ball ammo or rounds specifically designed for use in the M1, you can either make sure that the muzzle velocity is under 2500 feet per second and the rounds are no heavier than 150 grains, or you can use an adjustable gas plug to vent out some of the excess gas pressure.
Weighing in at over 9 pounds, the M1 Garand is on the upper edge of what can be called an “acceptable weight” to carry.  While walking or running with the M1 is easy in open terrain, the length of the rifle makes close-quarter maneuvering a challenge.  With the traditional profile of the rifle and its balanced weight, shouldering the M1 from any position is an easy task.  One interesting fact about this rifle regarding mobility is its safety; while today we’re all taught to keep our fingers outside of the trigger guard unless we’re firing, troops who carried an M1 were taught to carry it with the safety on and their finger on the trigger.  This allowed them to raise the rifle up, push the safety forward with their trigger finger, and start engaging targets.

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M1 Garand Ergonomics

The M1 Garand is built with a single-piece stock made of black walnut with a full pistol grip that is very conducive to a proper trigger pull.  The metal buttstock has texturing stamped into it to help grip clothing as well as beat America’s enemies into submission.  The stock offers a considerably wider forend for your support hand, and the overall balance of the M1 gives most users a very stable sight picture.  While the gun’s width adds to the weight which increases fatigue while you’re carrying it on your way to liberate France, this combined with its semi-automatic action greatly reduces the amount of felt recoil making it much easier on your shoulder.

M1 Garand Fit & Finish

The M1 Garand uses a stock made of black walnut protected by an application of boiled linseed oil.  This is the combination that gives the rifle its antique look, and it also keeps the stock fully protected even if it gets bashed around and marked up.  Metal components sport a parkerized finish to deter rust and retain oil on the parts’ surfaces, and many M1’s have been re-parkerized at government arsenals.  Be sure to use white lithium grease inside the cam groove of the charging handle and along the bolt lug raceway and charging handle groove in the receiver to avoid wear and tear on the bolt and receiver.

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How much is a M1 Garand worth?

In 2024 a new or used M1 Garand value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a M1 Garand and most rifles. The Price for a M1 Garand has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a M1 Garand Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $1,299.99 $1,699.99 $1,999.99
Excellent $1,199.99 $1,599.99 $1,799.99
Very Good $1,099.99 $1,599.99 $1,799.99
Good $1,000.00 $1,499.99 $1,699.99
Fair $700.00 $1,299.99 $1,599.99
Poor $500.00 $1,000.00 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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