SCARCE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 STYLE T BOLT ACTION TARGET RIFLE
Bbl. 29 7/8″. These target rifles were mfg. at Springfield Armory for use in competition shooting including World, Pan Am and Olympic matches. They were available for purchase by NRA members through the Director of Civilian Marksmanship as well as being available to military personnel for match competition. These rifles made on a limited production basis may vary in features or specifications. This rifle has a receiver mfg. in 1931 fitted with a heavy 29 7/8″ Springfield barrel. Barrel marked at bottom “P” proof, “SA”, “E-12”. The receiver made without polished rails has the center punch mark in the right rail. Lyman 48 rear sight w/ matching internal numbers is graduated to 125 points. Winchester 67A globe front sight mounted on base adapted from the Browning Automatic Rifle. Receiver and barrel fitted w/ scope blocks spaced approximately 7 3/8″ apart. Winchester A5 telescopic sight. The 5 power externally adjusted scope has fine cross hair reticle. Standard military grooved trigger. Bolt has been heavily polished and top of bolt handle has been ground to clear scope. Standard safety. Headless cocking piece. Bolt is marked underneath handle with “S” and punch mark. Standard trigger guard w/ blue finish. Walnut target type stock is secured to forend by 1 band. Stock has 2 recoil bolts & is fitted w/ cup type checkered buttplate used on match & sporting rifles. Stock is marked at belly w/ “SA6597”. Cut out recess marked w/ “S” “9”. PROVANANCE: from the Estate Collection of Thomas J. Mulligan.