80. U.S. 1903A1 National Match Model of 1929 Rifle

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serial #1361564, 30-06, 24" 11-29 dated star-gauged barrel with a bright near excellent bore, with sharp rifling for most of its length but with softening and light erosion at the throat. The barreled action retains about 95% original gray-green parkerized finish with follower and receiver races honed bright showing only some hardened oil. The bolt body and handle remain bright with some very light operational wear, light oxidation on the extractor and a strong DC pencil serial number atop the bolt body. Shroud and striker are a mottled gray case-hardened patina and the bottom metal shows some toning to pewter and plum. The walnut pistolgrip "C" style stock rates very good to very good plus with a crisp "DAL" left-side cartouche and circled P firing proof. The rifle's serial number is neatly stamped along the toeline and the right side of the butt is stamped "PSP/D1"; "D3" is also stamped at the butt. The heavily checkered buttplate features a nickel oiler-thong in its trap, the front sight with a stamped protector. The SRS publication Summary of DCM Rifle Sales 1922-1942 lists this arm by serial number as a National Match Type C rifle. Overall a very nice and very honest example of the 1929 National Match rifle that likely would still perform very well at the range. (38737-278) {C&R}[Dr. Louis C. March Jr. Collection] (2000/3000) SOLD FOR $2,875.00

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