Springfield Armory barrels are stamped with the month and year of production.When M1 Garands were returned to one or another of the many government arsenals located around the country, no effort was made to preserve them in their original state for future collectors.
When that was done he was next instructed by no less a personage than the US Army’s Chief of Staff, Douglas Mac Arthur, to again make it suitable for the .30-06 round. Garand started employment on a temporary basis at the government-owned Springfield Armory in 1919 and was made a permanent employee in 1921.
The M1 Garand rifle was not adopted by the US Army until 1936. Garand wasn’t a slow worker; the bureaucrats were just wishy-washy.
Modern Military rifles of AR Heritage are allowed in separate class for the Garand matches, excluding the State Championships.
We have M1 rifles to loan to first time shooters but you must buy our ammo.
Good parts were retained and faulty or obsolete parts were junked.
So rebuilt M1s can be found with Springfield Armory receivers and Winchester barrels and vice-versa.
We will start in the classroom with a Power Point presentation that covers the different types of matches, the different types of rifles used, match procedures, scoring, pit duties, use of slings, shooting positions, equipment, where to shoot in our area, pictures of the National Matches at Camp Perry, and how to get rifles from the CMP.
We will then split the class and half will shoot at the indoor .22 range while the other half learns how to field strip and care for the rifles, and more. Clinic on March 11, Match on March 18, Rifle, and Ammo.
Winchester’s sight ears are much more flared than those made by Springfield Armory.
Also worthy of mention is Winchester barrels are not dated but do have a “WP” stamped on them (for “Winchester Proof”).
Once M1s all became the gas-port type, their physical characteristics remained the same until the end of production, circa 1957.