U.S. SPRINGFIELD NAVY MATCH M1 GARAND SEMI-AUTO RIFLE

 

Spring 2024 Premier Firearms & Militaria Auction

June 7th, 8th, 9th, & 10th, 2024
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!

 

U.S. SPRINGFIELD NAVY MATCH M1 GARAND SEMI-AUTO RIFLE

23-7482
Cal. 7.62 Nato
S# 3662489

Bbl. 24″ marked on right side “7.62 NATO”. Muzzle which has a modified crown gauges less than 1.0. T105E1 rear sight with National Marked adj. aperture. Windage knob is marked “NM” and “13455”. Blade front sight with protective ears is unmarked. Consignor states rifle was accurized at Ft. Benning by the late Glenn Nelson who was a very prominent competitive shooter on the Army shooting team. Trained at Rock Island Arsenal, Mr. Nelson worked for the “USAMTU” accurizing M14 rifles for competition and later did the same type of work on M1 Garands and M1A Rifles for Springfield Armory Inc. The operating rod and bolt are marked “SA”. The trigger housing is marked “WRA” as is the hammer. Unmarked milled trigger guard. The gas cyl. is very tight. The stacking swivel has been tightened. Gas cyl. lock is marked “M”. Single slot gas cyl. lock screw is finished in the white. Walnut stock set marked “P” under pistol grip. Stamped “7.62 NATO” on top left ahead of receiver and stamped “A4” in front of cheek area. Stock has been bedded with brown colored bedding compound. Stock ferrule has been modified for a tight fit. The handguards have been tightened using screws and bedding compound for a very solid feel. Green web sling. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: 2 Aggressive Engineering Corp 2 round M1 Garand clips, new in packages. 5 Aggressive Engineering Corp 5 rd. M1 Garand clips new in packages. 24 military 8 rd. clips in good condition. CONDITION: Stock set has light wear and scattered handling marks with arsenal rework type finish. Front handguard has the appearance of original finish. Bbl. gas cyl. and lock appear to be arsenal rework parkerization. Receiver bolt and operating rod appear to have original parkerized finish. Operating rod has areas of stoning in order to insure correct smooth operation. Very good shiny bore with sharp lands. PROVENANCE: from The Working Reference Collection of Military Arms Instructor, Master Sergeant Vincent Pestilli.

STATUS: CURIO

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