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Lot 367: Springfield Model 1903 Target Rifle with Griffin & Howe Barrel

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Exceptional U.S. Springfield Model 1903 Bolt Action Griffin & Howe Custom Target Rifle with Bull Barrel Number 125

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

Exceptional U.S. Springfield Model 1903 Bolt Action Griffin & Howe Custom Target Rifle with Bull Barrel Number 125

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1903
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30-06
Barrel: 24 inch bull
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 936
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 278
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1920 and subsequently upgraded to current configuration by Griffin & Howe in New York City. This rifle features a heavy barrel marked "No 125 Griffin & Howe, Inc. New York" on top and "30-06 Gov." on the chamber with a ramped beaded blade front sight. The front receiver ring has the standard Model 1903 marking and the rear ring is fitted with an adjustable peep sight. Mounted in a checkered walnut pistol grip stock with horn forend tip and grip cap, shadow line Swiss cheek piece, and checkered steel buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as professionally custom upgraded by Griffin & Howe. Retaining 85% plus custom blue finish with some minor handling marks and thinning to brown on the bottom metal. Wood is very fine with scattered light dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent. One will look a long time to find a finer Griffin & Howe 1903!



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