Hollifield Target Rod Set for the Model 1903 Rifle
Guns International #: 100348389 Seller's Inventory #: 23364
Category: Military Collectible U.S. -
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Company: Down East Antiques - Joe Salter
Member Since: 9/10/10
First Name: Garrick-March-Jim-Joe
Last Name: Salter
State: New Hampshire
Country: United States
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This is a nearly complete "Dotter" set which consists of: two brass barrel tubes with knurled ends (24 3/8" and 21" in length), two books of simulated 200 and 300 yard targets (50 each), miniature marking staff with indicator disks, aim fixing target, stripper clip, and five original spring-loaded cartridges (one of which exhibits extensive use). The Hollifield Target rod was an ingenious system that allowed riflemen to practice their holds, sight pictures, and trigger let-off without having to go to a range. The small paper targets were placed an inch or so from the muzzle and were sized to simulate long distances. The rifle was loaded as normal with Hollifield cartridges and a steady aim taken. When the trigger was squeezed, the firing pin struck the base of the cartridge which caused a striker to impact the sharp-tipped steel rod housed within the barrel tube that was then propelled out of the muzzle a short way, striking the target and leaving a small puncture (the "bullet hole"). Further realism could be provided by the instructor waving an indicator within the student's sight picture (as if someone was "working the pits" at a real range). The set is still housed in the original wooden case which, although missing the lid label, still has both the internal parts sticker and instructional label remaining. Additionally, the set comes with two Hollifield catalogs, Townsend Whelen testimonial pamphlet, and a letter to a prospective customer on Hollifield company stationery. This is a fabulous example of a rare Model 1903 accessory with even rarer papers and is in fine, usable condition.
Model: Target Rod Dotter