SOLD FOR: $1130
Serial Number: 3003410
Year of Manufacture: 1941. Barrel Date: October, 1941
The first year of Remington Model 1903 production was 1941 (page 374 of Joe Poyer’s book, The M1903 Springfield Rifle and its Variations, 3rd Edition).
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine
Markings: The top of the receiver is marked “U.S. / REMINGTON / MODEL 1903 / 3003410”. The top of the Remington barrel is marked “R A / flaming bomb / 10 – 41” and the bottom is marked “P”. The safety is marked “SAFE READY” and the magazine cutoff is marked “ON OFF”. The top of the bolt handle is marked with numbers that do not correlate to the serial number in electric pencil. The bottom of the bolt handle “8” and with a punch. The right rear of the bolt body, rear of the safety lever, front sight, nosecap, and barrel band are each marked “R” for Remington. The barrel band is also marked “U”. The bottom metal is marked “B”. The scallop for the magazine cut off is marked “K” for Keystone; a subcontractor. The belly of the stock is marked “X”. The bottom of the butt is marked “U” and “+”. The right side of the butt is marked with the last 4 digits of the serial number, stamped over faded numbers.
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, nosecap with bayonet lug, barrel band, stacking loop, 2 sling loops, 2 through bolts, and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage. The refinished buttplate has scratches and surface erosion showing through the finish. It shows scrapes, small scratches, and some thinning. The top of the butt shows a repair at the buttpate. The wood shows numerous scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. Several have damaged or removed small portions of the surface wood. Most of these marks have been oiled. The LOP measures 13 ? inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition as refurbished.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The lands are bright. The muzzle & grooves are light gray. The rifling is deep. There is fouling and intermittent erosion in the grooves. The fouling should clean up a bit. The bore shows an M.E. of 3.5.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish as refinished. The barrel, bottom metal, and rear sight base have small scratches and/or small dents showing through the new finish. The barrel and bottom metal show scrapes & small scratches. The screw heads show use. 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: None
Our Assessment: This Remington Model 1903 was made back in 1941 which was the first year of Remington 1903 production. The rifle has been refurbished but still has several Remington marked parts including its original 1941 dated Remington barrel. The metal has been refinished nicely as the markings are still clear and intact. This is a nice looking Model 1903 that will add to your Military of WWII collection. Good luck.