Springfield 1903 Mark I
Springfield 1903 Mark I chambered in 30.06. The "Mark I" series of the Model 1903 was meant to serve as a Semi Automatic version of the 1903 using the famous Pederson Device. These rifles were top secret technology during WWI but did not make it to the battlefields before the Armistice. They were only manufactured between 1918-1920. According to the serial number this example was made in 1919. This example was re-arsenaled by Raritan Arsenal "RA-P" for WWII, with a new Springfield barrel dated "8-43", bolt is electro penciled but doesn't have the same serial number as the receiver. Mechanically, this rifle functions as it should. The bore is bright and mirror like. Cosmetically, the rifle is a mix of blue and parkerized parts which is correct for a M1903 MK I. Part retain a high percentage of the original finish about 95% plus. Stock is a correct M1903 MK I two groove stock. Stock does not appear to have been sanded. This example comes with a Segley front sight hood, original "1918" dated and maker marked leather M1907 sling, and the original oiler!