This rifle was purchased through CMP in 2004. It was
an arsenal rebuild that arrived to the current owner still
packed in cosmoline. Serial number dates
it to August 1943 manufacture.
The walnut stock is in very good condition
with what might be a rack number on the lower butt that was
sanded over slightly at one time. The overall surface is a
bit rougher than most I've seen with machining marks still
showing in some areas. The finish is not as smooth as
exhibited on the handguard. The metal parts are parkerized
and finish is 95% or better. The
bore is mint with the 2 groove rifling. Barrel is by Rock
Island Armory and is dated 6/43. Original leather sling is
Overall a very decent shootable gun.
FFL or C&R required.