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LOT 574
Exceptional U.S. Springfield M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle with “Lend-Lease” Markings - Serial no. 535332, 30-06 cal., 24 inch round bbl., parkerized finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1942, a set of British proofs have been added to the side of the chamber; these markings are associated with M1 Garands supplied to Britain as part of the Lend-Lease Program, as well as rifles that re-entered the United States through commercial channels via England. Blade front sight with screw cover and peep
rear sight with locking bar and “BATTLE RANGE” elevation knob. The barrel is dated “S-A-1-1-42”, with the addition of a set of a “scimitar” nitro proof and tonnage/caliber markings. Fitted with a Springfield bolt, trigger housing, hammer, safety, and uncut operating rod. The stock is “S.A./G.H.S.” and “crossed cannons” marked, with a brown leather sling and a steel buttplate. Scant traces of paint are present on the forearm; introduced as a safety measure when P-17 Enfields entered British inventory, painted forearm bands were added to many American rifles in British service, to reduce the risk of loading a 303 round into a 30-06 or vice versa, and these were often scoured off once the rifle came back to the States. A spare gas plug and cleaning tools are contained in the butt trap. CONDITION: Excellent, with 98% of the original parkerized finish, showing some light edge wear and handling marks overall. The stock is very fine, with a number of scuffs, dents and scratches. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 3,750 - 5,500
LOT 575
1905 Production U.S. Springfield Model 1903 Bolt Action Rifle with Bayonet - Serial no. 155107, 30-03 cal., 24 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1905 by Springfield Armory, this rifle retains an original “SA/05” marked 30-03 chambered barrel. The intended successor to the 30-40 Krag/30 Army cartridge, the 30-03 was retired in favor of the 30-06, a round using a lower weight spitzer-pattern
bullet to give a flatter overall trajectory. Many pre-1906 rifles in inventory were converted to use the new cartridge, leaving few in 30-03 caliber. Blade front and folding ladder rear sights, the latter graduated to 2400 yards with a top volley notch, and a bolt with a polished body, blued handle, and casehardened bolt sleeve. Smooth straight wrist modern made stock, with a spurious “FC” cartouche on the left side, circled script “P” on the wrist, “GDM” collection mark ahead of the toe, a brown leather sling and a smooth steel buttplate. Included with the rifle is a 1906-dated Springfield bayonet with a leather sheath. CONDITION: Very good as assembled from parts, showing brown patina overall and mild handling marks. The professionally made modern replacement stock is very fine, with some light chipping around the receiver and mild dings and dents overall. Mechanically needs work, as the firing pin and striker are broken. The bayonet is good, with patches of pitting on the blade and mild wear/staining overall. Provenance: The George Moller Collection. Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500
LOT 576
U.S. Winchester M1D Garand Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle with M84 Scope - Serial no. 2473848, 30-06 cal., 24 inch round bbl., parkerized finish, walnut stock. Originally produced in August of 1944 and subsequently arsenal upgraded to the M1D Sniper configuration, a procedure more typically performed on Springfield-made M1 receivers. Rifles so converted were used as
sniper weapons during Korea and the Vietnam War. Blade front and peep rear sights, “DRC” windage drum, “S-A-1-52” barrel, “SA” bolt, trigger housing, safety, and
hammer, and a relief cut Winchester-style operating rod. The stock is “S.A.” and “RA” marked, with a “MRT/10 52” cheek piece (incomplete lace, no screws), green canvas sling, a checkered steel buttplate and cleaning tools in the butt compartment. The M84 scope is numbered “30266”, with a sliding sunshield and rubber eyepiece. Included with the rifle is a conical Hart M2 flash hider and a green canvas scope case. CONDITION: Very good as arsenal refurbished, with 95% of the parkerized finish, showing some covered up dings and pits concentrated on the receiver and mild handling marks overall. The stock is good, with a number of dents and scratches. The scope shows mild external wear, with the optics in good order. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 2,250 - 3,500
LOT 577
Scarce Early Production U.S. Springfield Model 1903 Bolt Action Rifle with Bayonet and Scabbard - Serial no. 182222, 30-06 cal., 24 inch bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. This is an attractive example of an early production Model 1903 Springfield rifle that was manufactured in 1907 that has been fitted with a fully figured, tiger stripped pattern walnut buttstock. These fully figured stocks are seldom encountered as they had a tendency to warp and/or split over time, so they were not favored for service rifles. It has the standard five-line receiver markings over serial number “182222” and the original barrel is marked “SA/3-07”, indicating manufacture in early 1907. The stock is the correct early, NO-Bolt “S” pattern with finger grooves on the sides, with the correct early no-clip handguard without the sighting groove down the top. It is correctly stamped with a small “s” at the rear in front of the rear sight. It has the standard front sight with the early pattern 2,400 yard rear sight with the bright polish face with the small platinum sighting line at the bottom, with the grooved windage and elevation knobs. All correct early features. It has the correct all milled components with a late 1918/19 pattern RIA manufactured bolt that is stamped with “NS” on the under side of the safety lug with the slightly swept back handle. It comes with a original 1918 dated leather sling and a early M1905 pattern bayonet and first pattern scabbard. The bayonet is stamped “SA/1906” at the hilt and the obverse is stamped “U.S./270215” and the scabbard is stamped “RIA/1906/US” on the back side. CONDITION: Fine as assembled with 75% plus of the faded arsenal blued finish on the metal parts with the rear sight base having browned out on the sides mixed with browning on the floorplate. The entire bolt body has been polished removing the blue finish. The stock and handguard are both in very fine condition with only minor handling marks on the sides with a slightly darker tone on the top of the handguard. the bayonet is in very good condition with clear markings however the blade has been repolished. The scabbard is in fair condition with no blue finish on the metal throat with the leather section showing wear, gouges and a darkening of the leather. Provenance: The George Moller Collection. Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500

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