Fall 2023 Premier Firearms & Militaria Auction
November 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th, 2023
This auction will feature an outstanding collection of items spanning multiple categories including Modern, Military, Sporting, & Antique firearms & militaria! Below is just a small grouping of select highlights from the massive offering to be featured in this upcoming sale!
EXTREMELY DESIRABLE AND RARE U.S. SPRINGFIELD EXPERIMENTAL 22-06 SEMI-AUTO M1 GARAND RIFLE
Cal. 22-06 Single
Bbl. 24″. This unique and high condition rifle was converted at Springfield Armory to test the concept of a high velocity small caliber cartridge as being more lethal than the standard issue 30 caliber cartridges. The rifles were converted from standard service model by fitting them with a newly manufactured barrel. These barrels were marked “SINGLE, DUPLEX AND TRIPLEX” according to the load they were designed for. The single bullet load was supposed to propel a 50 grain bullet at 3500 fps. This rifle for the single bullet load appears to have been unissued at the time it was rebarreled. According to “The M1 Garand Rifle” by Bruce Canfield the serial numbers should be in the 6,000,000 range however this example S342851 manufactured in 1954 is 657149 units previous. The .22 caliber barrel is marked on the right side “SA F38536 8142 4344 9 58 T B ” “CAL 22-06 SINGLE 1-12 ” & DOD proof. Bolt is marked “6528287-SA A13”. Late type aperture rear sight. Blade front sight with protective ears. All visible parts markings are SA . “High hump” gas cylinder lock. Cross slot gas cylinder lock screw. Stamped trigger guard. Walnut stock set. Buttstock is marked over trigger guard with crisp boxed “Defense acceptance eagle”. Marked at end of pistol grip with small “crossed cannons”. Trap buttplate.
UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: reprinted internet information relating to the development of this rifle and cartridge. White plastic rear sight protector.