RESTORED SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1930 INTERNATIONAL MATCH BOLT ACTION RIFLE
Bbl. 29 7/8″. These rifles were a continuation of the search for a target rifle with features that would give U.S. competitors an edge in international competition. Arsenal mfg. target rifles of this type in original condition are extremely rare. This rifle appears to be assembled from an original stock, barreled receiver & bolt. The bbl. is marked underneath w/ “1300”. Receiver does not have polished rails, is fitted w/ a Lyman 48 rear sight graduated to 125 points. Sight slide has non matching S#. Winchester 67 globe front sight mounted on modified Browning automatic rifle sight base. Receiver ring & bbl. drilled for scope bases approximately 7 3/8″ on center; holes have plug screws. The original walnut target stock features a modified steel trigger guard along w/ the bronze trigger guard & palm rest assembly which appear to be of modern manufacture. The walnut stock features a Swiss buttplate. The buttplate base is marked on the lower left side w/ the Swiss Cross & “101632”. The base is numbered on the top left “1205” & the moveable hooked buttplate is numbered “1137” in this area. Top buttplate tang is numbered “448”. Lower buttplate tang has 2 added sm. screw holes aligned vertically. Stippled thumb rest. Raised cheek piece on left side of butt & carved scroll on right side. Stock is not inletted for the magazine leaving it stronger & stiffer in this area. The forend has a rail w/ adj. sling swivel. The trigger guard has been modified by removing the bow, cutting down the sides of the mag. well & arc welding a threaded steel block in the rear portion to attach bronze trigger guard. Cast bronze palm rest rail & trigger guard w/ hand & finger rests. The palm rest which slides on the rail is made from blued steel, fully adj. & fitted w/ a walnut ball. Nickel steel bolt has been polished & is not numbered. Reversed safety. Headless cocking piece. Standard grooved trigger w/ double pull. PROVANANCE: from the Estate Collection of Thomas J. Mulligan.