M1-Garand - Springfield 1942 w/"59" Type 1 NM Upgrades
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Category: Springfield Rifles - M1 Garand - Springfield Rifles - Military
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Member Since: 12/19/20
First Name: James
Last Name: Christman
Country: United States
Phone: (727) 560-8560
Number of Active Listings: 10
Total Number of Listings: 10
Seller: Private Seller
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1942 M1 Garand
With 1959 Type 1 NM Upgrades by the Springfield Armory Company
Government issued M1 Garand. Tuned to Type 1 National Match specifications using 100% government produced parts. (including all three intermediate) upgrades. To 1959 NM Spec’s. This is a very accurate shooter. All original other than NM upgrades. Stock is in excellent condition. Cartouches are correct.
It is in very good condition throughout. All parts are very well fitted and tight. The stock is clearly marked with 1942 produced cartouches. An internet serial number “look-up”. Confirms March 1942. Over 10 million were produced. From 1937 to 1965. But survivors in this condition from WW2 are kind of scarce.
According to knowledgeable sources that I contacted. The National Match upgrades were most likely personally made by Robert (Bob) Reese, of Geneseo, IL. There is documentation supporting this in electric pencil markings. On the barrel, (hidden by the stock) "Reese Gun Co Colona ILL". These NM upgrades were specifically selected, inspected and almost certainly installed, to match accuracy, prior to 1974. By Robert Reese. Due to his signature. Again, small and totally hidden.
Mr. Reese (now deceased) founded the "Springfield Armory" company located in Geneseo, Illinois. The Springfield Armory Co is still a major player in the firearms business. Producing accurate copies of M14 rifles, among other product lines. I can attest to this because I have fired my M1A NM 1000’s of times. And it is as accurate as new. Fired the M1 Garand? Maybe 300 times in 47 yrs?
In a recent limited shooting, to confirm reliability and safety. 8 rounds were fired to tune the sites. And 8 rounds to confirm accuracy. Results: Groupings of 2 inches at 100 yards. (In the prone position). And I am a good shot. But not an expert.
This rifle was originally manufactured to be used to defend this country. And it was improved with the traditional Type 1 NM upgrades. By a very experienced gunsmith using government produced NM upgrades. That was in the beginning stages of building a very successful business. If you want a M1 Garand “showpiece” as well as a shooter. This is it.
The Type 1 NM upgrades do not affect 42 construction in anyway. It can be easily converted back to as an issued 42.
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In 2002, the entire collection was professionally removed from wood, inspected for issues. Then they were carefully cleaned, conditioned and reassembled. By a very experienced and professional Gunsmith. There was no rot and except noted in the listing. There was no rust on the “hidden” metal.
They have only been lightly cleaned and oiled by me. Before and since. The entire collection has never out of a temperature-humidity, controlled environment. Since the purchased date. Except for the Belgium FN. Only a select few were fired (by a gunsmith. And only for reliability, functionality and safety confirmation. None fired before 1917.
All firearms are offered as collector’s items only. I do not accept responsibility as to the shooting safety or reliability of any firearm. That I have listed, or have ever offered for sale.
A close thorough inspection. Should be conducted by an experienced, reliable and very well know gunsmith (with references). Before even considering firing any gun in this collection.
Specific descriptions related to a Firearm. Are based on knowledge, at the time of the listing. No part of any Firearm is intentionally misrepresented. And they are described as accurately and to the best of my ability, as possible. Please make your own determinations.
I can put you in touch with a 3rd party, totally independent gunsmith. That is available for consultation / condition confirmation. At the buyer’s expense. Or, if you have a contact in the Tampa Bay area? I’ll take it to them. I am available to take phone inquiries. Between 9AM & 6 PM. Most days. All sales are final.
All firearms that are equipped for them? Have as-issued, correct Bayonet and Scabbards, in very good condition. Most have (sure looks like) as issued: Slings, clips and / or removable magazines. And some higher Mag loads, are available. Some are stamped by the manufacturer. And some are dated. There no reproduction or replacement parts are in this collection! Except where noted in the listing. Some Government Arsenal Reconditions are included. And there are clear markings of this reconditioning. Again, this is noted in the individual listings?
Abiding by and meeting any and all: City, state or federal regulations, regarding the purchase or owning of firearms. Or any item related to the firearm. Such as clips, magazines, bayonets or any item listed or sold with the firearm: Is the responsibility of the purchaser to meet, and/or abide by. All firearms are mechanically sound and complete, unless noted. To be clear: I am NOT warranting them as safe to fire
The Buyer must have a valid Driver’s License. And complete the Florida Individual Person: Firearm & Ammunition Transfer Disclosure Document. Not sure if it is needed? For every sale? But it only takes about 5 minutes to complete. I will only ship to an FFL License Holder? For any and all transactions. And the FFL Holder needs to contact me. And provide a copy of the license. Prior to shipping.
All taxes, fees, insurance, customs and / or any other non-firearm specific regulations, related to the listing. Is the responsibility of the buyer or buyer’s representative, to meet.
Thank you for your understanding and agreement.
Rifle Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Model: M1 Garand
Condition: Very good to Excellent