1470. U.S. Model 1903 Bolt Action Rifle by Rock Island Arsenal

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serial #265500, 30-06, 24'' 3-18 dated Rock Island barrel with a fair bore that shows several patches of pitting but visible rifling. The metal surfaces retain 85% later gray arsenal parkerized finish with some fading along the exposed edges. The two-bolt walnut stock rates very good as lightly cleaned with a strong unboxed ''J.E.S.'' cartouche, a strong unboxed ''RIA/FK.2/1918'' marking, the beginnings of a couple small cracks on top of the butt, a couple light chips on floorplate, a few dings and handling marks. The bolt has a punchmark on the underside of the handle and the rear sight is the 2700-yard type with the volley notch. As with all low-numbered 1903 rifles this arm is sold as a collectible rifle for the student of military arms and no thought should be given to the loading or firing of this arm. A solid example of a Rock Island 1903 rifle. (209010-76) {C&R} [Dr. Jess P. Lewis Collection] (600/800) Sold For 747.50

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