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Lot 488: Prins Attributed Custom Springfield Model 1903 Bolt Action Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: October 8, 2020

Lot 488: Prins Attributed Custom Springfield Model 1903 Bolt Action Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: October 8, 2020

Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Herman Prins Attributed Custom Springfield Model 1903 Bolt Action Rifle with Zeiss Scope

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1903
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30-06 Springfield
Barrel: 21 inch round
Finish: blue/parkerized
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1739
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 46
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Rating:

ND - VERY GOOD- in working condition, 80% finish or better, appreciable wear on working surfaces 80% - 89%, no corrosion or pitting, minor surface dents or scratches. Wood condition commensurable with percent of finish with dings and dents associated with 80% - 89% gun.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Receiver manufactured in 1930. The included document attributes this Springfield Model 1903 to Holland, Michigan gunsmith Herman Prins. The letter goes on to mention that both Prins and Keith used this rifle on a mountain goat hunting trip with the legendary Elmer Keith. The story of the hunt itself is recounted starting on page 281 of Elmer's book "Elmer Keith's Big Game Hunting". Features a blue receiver, parkerized barrel, altered bolt and jewelled bolt, adjustable trigger, and custom safety. The receiver is fitted with Redfield scope bases and Carl Zeiss Zielklein scope. With leather sling. A copy of "Elmer Keith's Big Game Hunting" (1948 edition) is also included.

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