Springfield Armory M1903, .30-06, serial number 1368705. This
rifle, made in 1930, has a WW2 era replacement barrel, High Standard, dated
11-44. The gun is in excellent used condition, with a bright bore and no
pitting on any metal.
This is a Raritan Arsenal rebuild, was clean when we got
it, so there was no need to completely dissemble everything – it does not have
all matching parts. Markings we could see are listed. NOT a drill rifle. No
Receiver: manufactured 1930, labeled “U.S. SPRINGFIELD
ARMORY MODEL 1903 1368705”. Gas port hole on right side. Dark parkerized finish,
excellent condition. Several misc. letters marked on the bottom flat.
Standard, marked “HS 11-44” with flaming bomb on top, tiny crossed cannons
underneath. 4-groove rifling. Bore is bright, rifling sharp. Crown and exterior
finish excellent, no pitting.
Gauge measurements: Muzzle Erosion = 2, Throat Erosion = 2
Front sight: 1903 base/insert type, base marked “2”
Rear sight: elevator, 2700 yard scale, good
Trigger: smooth front type
Sear: square front, probably replacement
Bolt: bent handle type, marked “R” under handle,
Remington. Large gas port.
Extractor: unmarked, gas port
Safety: READY/SAFE in non-serif lettering, unmarked
Trigger guard: milled, marked “R”, Remington
Barrel band spring: milled
Bayonet lug: milled/forged, marked “H”
Barrel band: milled, marked “U”
Firing pin/cocking piece: unmarked
Magazine cutoff: “R”, Remington
Follower: milled, marked “W”
Follower spring: unmarked
Stock: straight, walnut, no finger grooves. Marked
“RA-P” in box on the left side, faint remnant of circle “P” behind trigger
guard. Very few no dings/scratches, nice finish and appearance. One small crack
near buttplate on right side.
Handguard: walnut, no cracks, same condition and
appearance as stock, good color match
Rear swivel: milled type, unmarked
Buttplate: checkered Remington 1903A3 type, very
Front sight cover: Sedgley
Sling: web, used. Someone has written a name in
ballpoint, looks Greek.