Remington Model 1903 .30-06 Bolt Action Rifle MFD 1942 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1450

LSB#: 210904DJ10

Make: Remington

Model: 1903

Serial Number: 3250086

Year of Manufacture: 1942 (page 375 of Joe Poyer’s book, The M1903 Springfield Rifle and its Variations, 3rd Edition) Barrel Date: September, 1944

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine

Markings: The top of the receiver is marked “U.S. / REMINGTON / MODEL 1903 / 3250086”. The top of the WWII High Standard replacement barrel is marked “H S / flaming bomb / 9 – 44” and the right is marked “P”. The safety is marked “SAFE READY” and the magazine cutoff is marked “ON OFF”. The barrel band is marked “U”. The bayonet lug is marked “H”. The underside of the bolt handle is marked “R” for remington. The left side of the stock is marked with a faded “J” above the trigger.

Barrel Length: Approximately 24 Inches

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a pinned blade atop a barrel mounted base. The rear sight is a “U” notched blade attached to a fully adjustable sight ladder marked from “3-27”. When flipped up separate notches and an aperture on the ladder can be used for sighting.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece hardwood stock has a pistol grip, metal nosecap, barrel band, stacking loop, sling loop under the butt, 2 through bolts, and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage. Cleaning gear is stored in the butt. The refinished buttplate has surface erosion showing through the finish. It shows several small scratches and discoloration. The wood shows several scrapes & scratches that have been finished over. The most prominent marks are on the left side of the forearm. The LOP measures 13  inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine overall condition as refinished.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Refinished. Original Barrel Finish

Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The grooves near the muzzle are semi bright. The rifling is deep. There is fouling in the grooves near the muzzle. There is no erosion. The bore shows an M.E. of 1.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish as refinished. The metal shows several scuffs and scrapes. The bottom metal also shows scratches. The screw heads show heavy use but are refinished. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition as refinished.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: A plastic oiler is stored in the butt. One side contains a pull through thong & brush and the other side contains the dripper. It shows scrapes & scuffs. Overall it is in about Very Good Plus condition.

Our Assessment: This Remington Model 1903 was made during WWII. Its barrel has been replaced and it has been refinished. Despite being refinished it has nice deep markings on the receiver as well as on the barrel. This Remington 1903 looks great for its age and has a strong bright bore. It should do well out at the range.

Remington Model 1903 .30-06 Bolt Action Rifle MFD 1942 C&R
Remington Model 1903 .30-06 Bolt Action Rifle MFD 1942 C&R