Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3604: Springfield Armory U.S. - 1903

Auction Date: September 10, 2017

Pre-World War I U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1903 Bolt Action Rifle

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

Pre-World War I U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1903 Bolt Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1903
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30-06 Springfield
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2065
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 234
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Barrel marked "SA/flaming bomb/8-14" with fixed blade front and folding ladder rear sights with the volley notch at the top, and standard receiver markings. Early style straight grip stock with a high hum upper handguard, circled script "P" on the underside of the wrist, boxed "J.F.C." inspection mark on the left side, and a checkered steel trapdoor buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very fine with 70% original blue finish remains with areas of a thin brown patina on the barrel shank, small nicks and dings, clear markings, handling marks mostly on the bolt handle, and areas of mild spotting. The stock is also very fine with scattered small dings and dents, some small jagged gouges, and very clear inspection marks. Mechanically excellent.



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