533. U.S. Model 1903 Bolt Action Rifle by Rock Island Arsenal

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serial #404465, 30-06, 24" 12-18 dated Avis barrel with an about very good bore that shows a few pits and scattered frosting but strong rifling. The metal surfaces retain 93% arsenal parkerized finish with some light silvering on the exposed edges and scattered light fading. The two-bolt walnut stock rates very good with a faint boxed "ADA" cartouche, an abrasion on the left side above floorplate, a couple repaired cracks on handguard, the expected scattered dings and handling marks. The bolt is the correct straight handle type, it lacks a punch mark and it is marked "S35" on the lug. The rifle includes a front sight cover and a 1908 dated Rock Island Arsenal sling that has a broken tab. A fine RIA 1903 for your military collection. (208809-72) {C&R} (800/1200) SOLD FOR $632.50

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