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     LOT 3462
Outstanding World War II U.S. Remington Model 1903A4 Bolt Action Sniper Rifle with Weaver M73B1 Scope - Serial no. 4997067,
30-06 Springfield cal., 24 inch round bbl., parkerized/blue finish, walnut stock. The M1903A4 was the primary issue sniper rifle of the U.S. Army during World War
II. This exceptional example, appearing nearly as issued, is properly absent of iron sights as standard on these sniper variants, with a Remington “1-44” dated barrel, “R” marked bolt with properly turned and contoured handle, and the properly offset manufacturer, model and serial number markings on the receiver ring. The included Weaver
M73B1 scope is electro-stencil numbered “31078” on the tube, and mounted on a parkerized Redfield scope base. Smooth pistol grip scant stock with a checkered
blue steel buttplate. “RA” (Remington Arms) and “FJA” (Frank J. Atwood) inspection stamps surrounding a crossed cannons cartouche on the left stock wrist.
Includes a “1944” dated MILSCO M1907 brown leather sling and leather scope lens caps.
CONDITION: Excellent plus, nearly as issued, retains 99% original parkerized and blue finishes with some light handling marks. The stock is also excellent with
highly attractive original tiger striped grains, a few mild gouges visible on the bottom ahead of the rear barrel band, a few minor nicks behind the receiver, and
otherwise minimal handling evidence with absolutely distinct edges overall. Mechanically excellent. Included scope is excellent, retains 98% original blue finish
on the tube with crisp clear optics and 98% original parkerized finish on the base and rings with a few patches of mild corrosion/pitting visible on top of the rings.
One will look a long time to find a better example of a U.S. Remington Model 1903A4 sniper!
Estimate: 5,500 - 8,500
LOT 3463
World War II U.S. Stevens Model 520-30 Slide Action Trench
Shotgun - Serial no. 58642, 12 gauge, 20 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. This is a very fine example of a World War II U.S. contract Stevens Model
520-30 trench shotgun with the correct bayonet lug adapter and ventilated six-hole handguard. A martial variant of a John Browning designed sporting gun, the 520 trench gun was originally developed in response to a World War I request for new fighting shotguns for the American Expeditionary Force. It made a strong impression on the evaluators but did not make it into the field before the armistice was signed. Seeing potential for the gun on the police market, Stevens kept production going until 1932, and at the outbreak of World War II, the U.S. government bought every 520 that was still in the warehouse. Checked back into the
arsenals at the end of the war, many were sent back into the field for the Korean War and Vietnam. The right of the barrel has the three-line Stevens company address and the left has the two-line gauge markings. Choke gauges at cylinder. The left of the receiver is stamped “MOD.520-30” ahead of “U.S.”, and the correct “P” above a flaming bomb proof on the right of the barrel at the breech and left front edge of the receiver. It has an all blue finish with smooth walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with a plastic buttplate. The stock and bayonet lug are correctly fitted with sling swivels. Length of pull is 14 inches.
CONDITION: Fine, retains 80% original blue finish with smooth brown patina on the balance and some mild cycling wear visible on the magazine tube, a faded circular outline on the left of the receiver, and the bayonet lug adapter showing a plum appearance. The wood is very good, with a large chipped section visible on the right of the wrist behind the receiver, numerous scattered dents and scratches, numerous chips along the left edge of the buttplate, and defined edges in the wood. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000
LOT 3464 World War II Lend-Lease U.S. Springfield M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle - Serial no. 549072, 30-06 Springfield cal., 24 inch round bbl., parkerized finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in April 1942, shortly after the United State’s entry into World War II. Marked with London proofs on the chamber, associated with M1 rifles supplied to Great Britain as part of the Lend-Lease Program as well as rifles that re-entered the United States through commercial channels via England. Some evidence of red paint is visible in the grain on the forearm, applied to some Lend-Lease American rifles to identify them as chambered for the .30-06 Springfield cartridge. Features a winged blade front with screw cap and “flush nut” rear sight assembly. With a narrow- base gas cylinder and cross-slot poppet valve plug. The barrel is marked “S-A-2-42” on the right of the chamber with British Birmingham proofs. With an unmodified “D35382 3 SA” marked operating rod, short fork follower rod, “8” marked follower, and “D28287-12SA/RE5C” bolt. The trigger housing is marked “D28290-5-SA,” with a “C46008-2 SA” hammer, “C46015-6SA” safety, and “C-46025-1-SA” milled trigger guard. Fitted with a smooth pistol grip stock bearing a boxed “S.A./G.H.S.” (Gilbert H. Stewart) inspection cartouche and crossed cannons stamped on the left of the wrist, with a circled serif “P” proof on the underside, along with arched profile lower band and single-grove milled rear handguard clip. Includes a commercial Brauer Bros. Mfg. Co. brown leather sling. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 90% plus original parkerized finish with some finish loss on the operating rod and scattered handling marks. The stock is very fine with raised grains and rich re-oiled finish, some light handling marks and dents on the handguards, a small chip near the toe, and legible stampings. Mechanically excellent.
          Estimate: 2,250 - 3,500 257

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