This is a WWII M1C Garand manufactured sniper rifle that was sold through the CMP Program in March 2011. This model was originally developed in 1944, and was the first production-level sniper variant of the M1 Garand semi-automatic rifle. Although very effective in the hands of a trained sniper it proved to be very time consuming to manufacture with actual documented field use during WWII being somewhat limited. It was continued to be used in the Korean War where it saw considerable use and even into Vietnam. It was eventually replaced by the late M1D sniper rifle version which could be produced in-house by Springfield using a newly manufactured replacement sniper barrel and the appropriate scope and mount. It is estimated that over 4000 total were produced with many being given to various NATO allies in the late 1950s and early 1960s. This is a very late WWII production example originally manufactured in April of 1945. It was overhauled/rebuilt at some point and it is now fitted with a Springfield barrel, marked "S-A-3-52" with the breech in the white with an all dark black metal finish. It is fitted with a set of WWII and post war Springfield manufactured parts, as follows: Bolt, -18SA, Hammer, -7 SA, Trigger Housing, -18-SA, Op Rod, 35382-SA with the relief cut. It has post war wide base gas cylinder and a unmarked round top gas cylinder lock. It has a matching scope base, fitted with three screws and two taper pins that is numbered on the side in two blocks with: "376/6948". The base is fitted with a unnumbered Griffin & Howe commercial mount that has been parkerized, with a commercial Lyman Alaskan scope with the standard cross-hair reticle. The scope tube has the three line company markings followed by serial number "11867". It is fitted with walnut stock and handguard set and the stock has a circled "P" proof with a small Defense Eagle cartouche on the left side. It does not come with any accessories, other than the scope and mount.