Delightful example of these
superb Springfield sniper rifles
Very original and unmolested condition
with an original Basic Field Manual,
Ordnance Maintenance Manual
Snipers Handbook and
original release paperwork and receipt
.30-06 Remington Model 1903-A4 US Sniper rifle, Circa 1943. An absolutely delightful example of these superb Springfield sniper rifles in very original and unmolested condition. Correct serial number range for a 1943 manufactured example and with a 7-43 dated barrel which would suggest it to be the original with a mint bore both looking and gauging as new. Correct, original finish throughout including (unusually) the bolt body indicating that it has not been re-finished in its life, F J Atwood inspection marks clearly visible to the stock along with RIA post war storage markings and proof/acceptance marks as you would expect. Correct rings and bases and correct (rare) Weaver M73B1 telescope in very good condition with coated lens sticker still present. This is a very fine example in its own right however it also comes with an original Basic Field Manual, Ordnance Maintenance Manual and Snipers Handbook – all rare enough – and, quite amazingly, its original release paperwork and receipt (for $14.50!) from 1964 when it passed from the US military to its first Civillian owner, a Mr Carswell D. Payne in Texas. I have never seen such paperwork with a 1903-A4 before.
Stock No 2320
When did you last see a P13 on the market?
Matching (original) numbers
Very good bore with crisp rifling
.303 Enfield Pattern 1913 Trials Rifle. Wow, when did you last see a P13 on the market?? This example is mentioned in the original ammunition trials paperwork I am told (I have not had the chance to read it all as yet..) and is matching (original) numbers to the action, bolt and stock – the original barrel having been changed for a .303 example (also numbered to the rifle, with no other rifle numbers) possibly during the life of the trials. Very good bore with crisp rifling gauging at .30275”. A pretty much unrepeatable opportunity.
Stock No 2285