NATIONAL ORDNANCE Model 1903A3 BOLT ACTION .30-06 Springfield C&R Rifle
With Remington “RA/4-44” Marked Barrel
Here we present a National Ordnance Model 1903A3 Bolt Action Rifle, made after the close of World War II. National Ordnance was not a military vendor, but rather an aftermarket assembler of the military rifle. Model 1903A3 parts were plentiful and fairly inexpensive. What National Ordnance did was to produce their own receivers, likely by contract with an outside firm, and then match them up with the military parts to get complete guns, selling them on the civilian market post war.
Initially, the 1903 Springfield was chambered in a new .30-03 caliber. The cartridge employed a rimless, necked-down case with a 220-grain round-nosed bullet that left the muzzle of the 24-inch barrel at some 2,300 feet-per-second. Though the round was certainly adequate for military work, when the Germans adopted a superior pointed spitzer bullet in 1904, the Americans followed suit with their own version that had a 150-grain cupro-nickel-jacketed bullet that boosted the older round’s velocity by some 400 fps. And thus, the famed .30-06 was born.
The overall condition is very good. Original finish. Excellent action. The bore is bright and nicely rifled. Fine stock. Sharp markings.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 24 inches.
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R Licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio and Relic.
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