In excellent combat carried original condition, we have a May of 1944 production M1 Garand Service rifle. This is a great example of the famous US combat rifle that was carried throughout the war. The bore is excellent and the throat gauges out at a 1.5 which indicated the rifle was not shot that much. The stock clearly shows the GAW inspection acceptance cartouche of George A Woody who was in charge of the Springfield Armory at the time the rifle was manufactured. This rifle was brought back by an OSS officer, Major Dick Hillier who left Germany in 1952 having spent 7 years post WW2 hunting down former members of the SS amng other duties. General Patton called the M1 Garand the greatest combat implement ever devised and that is high praise indeed. I once spoke to an old vet and he said that they loved to carry a carbine but when it was time to start shooting they loved the Garand because in his words “it really put them (the enemy) down.” If you are looking for a top example of the original as issued WW2 service rifle here you go…….