A true legend, the M1 Garand was the first semi-automatic rifle to be used by the military of any nation. The official US Armed Forces service rifle from 1936 through 1957, the Garand saw combat use up through 1966 and is still used by drill teams and military honor guards today, as well as being a highly sought-after firearm for civilian hunting, target-shooting, and collecting. The M1 rifle is a gas-operated, semi-automatic, clip-fed rifle that features an "en bloc" clip system that allows ammunition to be inserted from above, clip included, into the fixed magazine. Agricultural machinery manufacturer International Harvester was contracted by the US Army to produce M1 Garands from 1953 to 1956 and produced 337,623 rifles in total.
This historical firearm has an adjustable peep sight and a bayonet lug. The rifle has an eagle proofmark and a circled P proofmark stamped on the stock. The Garand is in NRA excellent condition and comes with a military olive drab 1-1/4" web sling.