"44" dated Inland barrel, Type III barrel band with bayonet lug, "R" blade front sight, "I.R. CO." adjustable rear sight, late production hand stamped "1" in the M1 marking on the receiver, "A.I." blued round bolt, milled "INLAND" trigger housing, unmarked push button safety, "HI" magazine catch, "HI" hammer and Type IV operating rod. The main stock body is of the low wood configuration with "RI/3" marked on the bottom surface of the grip, "OI" four-rivet handguard, leather cheekpad with brass rivets, and swiveling spring-loaded buttplate with proper casting marks. Includes an olive drab green U.S. canvas jump sleeve, olive drab green canvas sling and oiler. Provenance: The Mel Raucher Collection
Very fine, retains 98% arsenal refinished parkerized finish with some light cycling wear. 75% original blue finish remains on the bolt. Stock is also very fine as revarnished with some light handling marks, a few light scratches, some light crazing, a minor chipped area below the left edge of the receiver, a light scuff on the left of the forend area, and mostly defined edges. Mechanically excellent. Included jump sleeve is fine.
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