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Lot 3322: U.S. Harrington & Richardson M4 Survival Rifle with Case

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

U.S. Property Marked Harrington & Richardson M4 Bolt Action Survival Rifle with Case and Accessories

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

U.S. Property Marked Harrington & Richardson M4 Bolt Action Survival Rifle with Case and Accessories

Manufacturer: Harrington & Richardson Inc
Model: M4
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 hornet
Barrel: 16 1/4 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Grip:
Stock: metal
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 218
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

This is an example of a "U.S. Air Force" M4 bolt action survival rifle. These rifles were developed after World War II and were intended as a survival rifle for downed fighter pilots and bomber crews. They were not really intended as a defensive weapon but more for hunting and survival. They saw service well into the late 1950s and early 1960s with B-52 bomber crews. Manufactured by H&R at the Worcester, MA plant, the rifle has a blade front sight and Lyman 55-H adjustable rear peep sight, matching numbers on the barrel and receiver, two-line Worcester address on the left side of the receiver, "RIFLE, SURVIVAL, CAL .22, M4 (HORNET CARTRIDGE)/U.S. PROPERTY" on the left side of the frame, and telescoping wire buttstock. Modern fixed flash hider. Includes its correct metal case, two extra magazines, one sealed 9-round box of .22 Hornet (M65), one empty .22 Hornet shell and part of an article cut out of Firearms News (volume 71, issue 13).

Rating Definition:

Very fine as modified, retains 95% original parkerized finish with some light freckling. Pinned/welded fixed flash hider on barrel as mentioned above. Mechanically excellent.



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