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Bluesfan
July 10, 2010, 05:08 PM
I have an M1 garand national match 308. I'm having a hard time determining when the rifle was manufactured. Serial #842xxx Springfield Armory.
I seem to remember SA selling "new" M1's in the early 1990's.Could my rilfle be one of those or is it an earlier weapon. Also any guess as to value would be appreaciated. No pics, but trust me she's a beaut.

4EVERM-14
July 10, 2010, 05:23 PM
According to records from the Springfield arsenal a Springfield receiver in the 800,000 range was built in 1942-1943. Obviously the gun was rebuilt to match standards and chambered to .308. Whether it is a true 'National Match' or just has NM parts is another question.

Bluesfan
July 10, 2010, 05:38 PM
Thanks for the info. If it helps for further discussion the action is glass bedded and the trigger pull is about 3lbs (maybe a bit less). The stock has a semi gloss finish. The sights are definatly match sights.
Thanks for any further input.

4EVERM-14
July 10, 2010, 05:52 PM
I also have a M1 in .308. I know that it was assembled by an Army armorer but although it has NM parts it is not a true National Match rifle.
One thing to check. If the 'bedding' consists of strips of glass bedding under the trigger guard and receiver it is likely that the work was done for military teams in the late '50s.