696. U.S. Model 1903 Mark I Rifle by Springfield Armory

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serial #1145670 30-06, 24'' 11-18 dated Springfield Armory barrel with a very good to near excellent bright bore which shows some very light frosting for its last half. The exposed portion of the barrel and the front band are primarily a pewter gray patina with some dark gray-blue trace original blue, with some minor handling marks on the band. The receiver shows some strong traces of original oil quenched case-hardening with some hardened oil in the protected areas, the bottom metal with strong remnants of gray-green parkerizing and some light oxidation. The bolt itself shows light operational wear with strong remnants of a rust blue, the knob toning to pewter. The bolt shroud shows some mottled oil quenched case-hardening with a blued striker. The straight grip walnut stock is a dual crossbolt, and correctly Mark I cut and shows evidence of a light arsenal cleaning, rating about very good overall. The stock shows added varnish with a scant firing proof visible and remnants of a left-side ''SAA'' San Antonio Arsenal rebuild mark. The rifle retains the appropriate Mark I sear and magazine cut-off and pin for use with the Pedersen device. Included with the arm is a stamped steel front sight protector and a moderately worn 1 1/4'' military rifle sling. A very good, and correct Mark I for the 1903 or martial collector. (38809-15) {C&R} (1000/1500) Sold For 747.50

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