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Lot 3472: Identified U.S. Springfield M1903A1 National Match Rifle

Exceptional Documented Identified U.S. Springfield Model 1903A1 National Match Bolt Action Rifle with Original Sales Records, Springfield Research Service Letter and Accessories

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3472: Identified U.S. Springfield M1903A1 National Match Rifle

Exceptional Documented Identified U.S. Springfield Model 1903A1 National Match Bolt Action Rifle with Original Sales Records, Springfield Research Service Letter and Accessories

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

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

Exceptional Documented Identified U.S. Springfield Model 1903A1 National Match Bolt Action Rifle with Original Sales Records, Springfield Research Service Letter and Accessories

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1903
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30-06 Springfield
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 485
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 255
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

The included original Camp Perry Ordnance Supply Office Memorandum Receipt (dated 9/2/37), "Cash Purchases" document (dated 9/4/37), and another Camp Perry Ordnance Supply Office voucher document (dated 9/15/37) indicate this U.S. Springfield M1903A1 National Match rifle, serial number "1497437", was originally issued for use in the 1937 National Matches and subsequently purchased by Otto E. Trautman of Rochester, New York. Also includes a Springfield Research Service letter, addressed from Frank Mallory, verifying the rifle as sold to the aforementioned individual. The barrel is marked "SA" above the Ordnance shell & flame insignia and the date "3-37", and with the small star gauge marking on the muzzle. Standard blade front sight and folding ladder rear sight with 2,850 yard volley notch. It has a matching electro-stencil serial numbered "N.S." marked bright polished bolt. Fitted with a two-bolt walnut pistol grip "C" type stock with a boxed "S.A./S.P.G." inspection cartouche stamped on the left wrist, a circled "P" proof on the front of the pistol grip, drawing number "D28179" on top of the handguard, "D1836" and the matching serial number on the bottom of the buttstock. It has the standard all milled components, with a heavily checkered steel buttplate. Also includes M1907 leather sling, muzzle cover, P.J. O'Hare rear sight cover, M1916 barracks cleaning rod, and an original DCM price list pamphlet.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 97% plus original parkerized finish with some light finish loss concentrated around the front sight base and a few scratches on the left of the front barrel band, 95% original blue finish on the rear sight, bolt sleeve and cutoff. Stock is also excellent very fine with defined edges and a few light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



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