Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1470: U.S. Springfield Model 1903 NRA Sale Rifle

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Outstanding U.S. Springfield Model 1903 NRA Sale Bolt Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $6,500

Outstanding U.S. Springfield Model 1903 NRA Sale Bolt Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1903
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30-06
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 940
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 370
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1916, this rifle was later released from government stores for private sale via the Director of Civilian Marksmanship; these rifles received the distinctive "(bomb)/N.R.A." stamp ahead of the magazine floorplate to distinguish them from the arms still in the military inventory. Blade front and folding ladder rear sights (with volley notch), with a "SA/1-16" barrel and a casehardened receiver. The smooth straight wrist stock is marked "J.S.A." on the left side, circled script "P" on the underside of the wrist, and fitted with a sharply checkered buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Excellent plus, with 98% plus original blue finish, showing some minor handling marks and edge wear overall. The stock is also excellent plus, with some light dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent. One will look quite some time to find a finer example!

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