Smith Corona Model 1903A3 Rifle with original bayonet.
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Category: Military Rifles - US - Springfield Rifles - 03
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Member Since: 5/21/17
First Name: James
Last Name: Hicks
Country: United States
Phone: (936) 697-7130
Seller: Private Seller
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Serial #3676426, 30-06, 24" 4-43 dated Smith Corona barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 95% quality dark gray original Smith Corona parkerizing with some very light edge wear and minor oxidation staining in the corners of the bottom metal. The bolt body and its component parts are blued with only minor operational wear and is marked with only an "R" atop its root, next to a punch mark which is also found underneath, and has a square safety lug. The straight grip dual recoil pin walnut stock and handguard rate near excellent. Slightly lightened boxed FJA inspectors mark, Raritan Arsenal "RA-P" mark below an off-struck ordnance wheel and circled P firing proof. There are only a few minor light scratches and handling marks. Included is an S stamped sheet metal front sight protector and a green1 1/4" military sling. A very fine Smith Corona rifle which likely had the bolt replaced at the arsenal.
Comes with original WW II 1943 series 10 inch blade bayonet with original WWII fiberglass scabbard.
This Smith Corona comes with an original U.S. Military 1942 dated sling that is in excellent condition.
Excellent example of an all-original World War 2 1903A3 rifle made by the Smith Corona company in 1943. The Smith Corona made '03A3's are much more scarce than the Remington produced examples, with Smith Corona making a total of 234,580 rifles versus Remington's total production of 707,629 rifles. The correct mixture of blued and parkerized finishes on the various parts of the rifle are all very attractive with nearly zero wear or finish loss. The bolt has really nice original blue finish with little wear and a perfect bolt face. The stock bands and rear sight show nice original blue finish as well. The parkerized receiver, barrel, bayonet lug, and triggerguard / floorplate assembly all show a very attractive original dark green/gray color typical of a wartime finish. The bore in this 1903A3 is perfect and could pass as unfired. The rifling still has nice sharp lands and grooves and there is no pitting or erosion visible. The original stock on this Smith Corona is excellent. The original steel buttplate is still intact on this rifle, and the butt trap door is in excellent working condition. All of the controls and functions on this '03A3 are in perfect working order including the adjustable rear sight. The action is nice and smooth but still precise, locking into battery perfectly. This Smith Corona 1903A3 with accompanying bayonet and sling would make an excellent addition to any U.S. Military weapons collection or any gun collection for that matter. Military rifles in this condition have proven to be excellent investments, and becoming very hard to find.
Serial Number: 3676426
Metal Condition: 95%
Wood Condition: 95%
Bore Condition: 1