1943 US SMITH-CORONA Model 1903A3 .30-06 Bolt Action C&R MILITARY Rifle
Syracuse, New York Manufactured Infantry Rifle Made in 1944!
Here we present a U.S. Smith-Corona Model 1903A3 Bolt Action Infantry Rifle, made circa 1943. This rifle had a production run from 1903 through 1949 with over 3,000,000 produced. Early during World War II, Smith-Corona shifted away from making typewriters to producing Model 1903A3 Springfield Rifles with the assistance from Remington Arms and High Standard Manufacturing Company. Smith-Corona produced a total of 234,580 rifles during the course of the war.
The M1903, is an American five-round magazine fed, bolt-action service repeating rifle, used primarily during the first half of the 20th century. It was officially adopted as a United States military bolt-action rifle on June 19, 1903, and saw service in World War I. It was officially replaced as the standard infantry rifle by the faster-firing semi-automatic, eight-round M1 Garand starting in 1936. However, the M1903 Springfield remained in service as a standard issue infantry rifle during World War II since the U.S. entered the war without sufficient M1 rifles to arm all troops. It also remained in service as a sniper rifle from 1936 through 1975, which included World War II, the Korean War, and even in the Vietnam War. It remains popular as a civilian firearm, historical collector’s piece, a competitive shooting rifle, and as a military drill rifle.
This example sports a solid walnut stock and showcases “FJA” and circle “P” Stamps. The barrel is marked “SC” with a date of 9-43.
The overall condition is very good. The action is strong all around. Very good bore. A very nice piece of WWII history for the collection.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 24 inches in length.
Caliber: 30-06 Springfield
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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