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*EXTREMELY RARE GRIFFIN & HOWE HEAVY BARREL INTERNATIONAL MATCH 1903 SPRINGFIELD RIFLE. SN 1266200. Cal. 30-06. This is a rifle that probably began life as an orig Springfield International Match rifle. It now has a 30″, slightly tapered, extra heavy rnd bbl with a front sight key and target scope blocks. Top of bbl is marked “REBARRELED BY GRIFFIN & HOWE INC NEW YORK” and caliber marking is on left side. Receiver has standard Springfield markings and is mounted with a Lyman 48S receiver sight that has a Merit adjustable aperture disc and a headless striker. Mounted in the orig Springfield International Match half stock, missing its bbl band, with sling loops in the forestock & buttstock. It has a pistol grip and an orig semi-crescent, checkered steel buttplate. Floorplate has its orig Springfield palm rest riveted in place receiver is mounted with orig dbl set triggers. International Match rifles of any type are rare, but the Griffin & Howe bbl is not previously known to this cataloguer. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & receiver retain about all of their fine Griffin & Howe blue with only faint sharp edge wear. Stock is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig Springfield oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Would make an outstanding long range offhand rifle. 4-37982 JR334 (3,750-4,750)

Auction: Firearms - Spring 2009
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