Deactivated M1 Rifle

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by Nick4219, May 24, 2020.

  1. Nick4219

    Nick4219 New Member


    I hope this is allowed as I am not selling!

    I have a deactivated M1 Garand rifle that I bought about 10 years ago. I have the deactivation certificate and have it stored in a reproduction Griswold bag.

    I’m just enquiring as to if there is anyone here that would be able to point me in the right direction to getting it valued?

    The weapon is from the Springfield armoury and I think it’s a 1944 dated serial number.

    Appreciate any help as I have no idea and I think any registered dealer will always offer low but I just don’t want to go too low if I don’t have to.

  2. 14/264

    14/264 Member

    It might be worth bearing in mind that rules for deactivated firearms have changed since you bought it ten years ago. A rifle deactivated under the old rules is still legal to own, however, if you were to consider selling it, it would, under the current rules, be 'defectively deactivated' and would require more work doing on it before it could be legally sold or otherwise transferred.
    New deactivation law comes into force - Militaria History
    The following from the Deactivated Weapons Association give the requirements for current deactivation standards. An M1 Garand would, as a self-loading rifle, come under the requirements for assault rifles.
    This is an article regarding the registration of deactivated weapons UK Home Office: We will register thousands of deactivated firearms with no database
    That's going to work, isn't it!

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