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3072
$2,875.00

*BEAUTIFUL SPRINGFIELD TELESCOPIC RIFLE MODEL 1917 WITH WINCHESTER A5 SCOPE.

SN 345127. Cal. 30-06. Marked with “SA” flaming bomb and dated “10-08″ on bbl, this Springfield sports a Winchester A5 scope with scope blocks 9” apart between centers. Scope rings marked with “Nov. 5 1907.” patent dates. Stock exhibits “WES” cartouche on left side with numeral “40” and circle “P” proof mark to rear of trigger guard. Stock has a barely discernible name very lightly etched into the wood on the left side below the action. There are numerous and professionally done plugged holes in the wood below the rear sight area and also near the butt as well as a repaired and filled inletting forward of the heel and also professionally plugged holes to the rear of the receiver. The quality of the work is superb. Scope is SN’d 171 in tiny numbers just to the left of manufacturer marking. Stock correctly marked with “S” at nose of forend. PROVENANCE: From High Condition Collection of Discerning U.S. Military Rifle Collector, Offered Without Reserve. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine to near excellent subject to caveats above, over 85% smooth blue finish with excellent finish on the bbl and more of a mottling thinning to gray patina in places on the receiver and forend cap. Magazine cutoff switch shiny like a nickel. Scope has sustained a 1-16″ ding on the left side 4-5/8″ from objective end, there is also a barely discernible ding 9″ to the rear of the objective. There is an inletted repair to the underside of the stock to the rear of bbl band 1/2″ l x 1/8″ w, and some light handling marks. Optics are clear. Bore is shiny and bright with some slight frosting to the lands at the muzzle. In 1925 all 1903 rifles still in government hands were striped of their scopes and converted back into standard M1903 rifles, shortly after WWII parts and pieces found their ways into the civilian market and most if not all of the WWI sniping rifles seen today on the civilian market are the result of restoration projects. This is an attractive rifle and should be of interest to the American Military rifle collector. 50908-8 JWK75 (3,000-4,000) C&R – Lot 3072

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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