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Lot 1623: US Springfield Model 1903 Bolt Action Rifle with Threaded Muzzle

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

U.S. Springfield Model 1903 Bolt Action Rifle with Threaded Muzzle

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Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

U.S. Springfield Model 1903 Bolt Action Rifle with Threaded Muzzle

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1903
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30-06
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 335
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 314
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1911, the muzzle of this 1903 rifle has been outfitted with an uninterrupted threading for use with a Maxim pattern silencer. The subject of experimentation in the 1910s, when silencers were a fairly young technology, a number of virtues were found to issuing silencers to infantry, including improved operator comfort and greater ease in hearing verbal commands from officers/NCOs. Blade front and folding ladder rear sights, with a knurled thread protector installed on the "SA/6-11" barrel, a "J.F.C." marked smooth straight wrist stock with sharply checkered buttplate, and a brown leather sling. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, with 80% of the original blue finish, refinished floorplate, showing areas of brown patina on the balance, bright edge wear and light handling marks overall. The reoiled stock is also very fine, with some mild handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



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