Springfield M1903 7mm Mauser Bolt Action Rifle Sporterized C&R Lyman Scope

SOLD FOR: $1,541.70

WOA#: WY240311WOA008

Make: Springfield aRMORY

Model: 1903

Serial Number: 1334870

Year of Manufacture: 1929

Caliber: 7×57 Mauser

Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine

Markings: The top of the receiver under the scope rails is marked “SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / MODEL 1903. / 1334870”.  The magazine cutoff is marked “ON OFF”.  The top of the barrel is marked “B.A. DAWSON”. The scope is marked “THE LYMAN GUN SIGHT CORP / MADE IN U.S.A. MIDDLEFIELD, CONN.” with a Patent code and “ALASKAN”.  The scope mount is marked “GRIFFIN & HOWE INC. NEW YORK” with a Patent Date.

Barrel Length:  Approximately 24”

Sights / Optics:  The left side of the receiver is mounted with a Griffin & Howe Scope rail with an All Weather 2 ½ Power Lyman Alaskan Scope with T Post Reticle.  The sight picture is clear.  The scope rates in Excellent condition.  The front sight is a Redfield post with brass insert dovetailed to a banded base pinned to the barrel.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stock is one piece checkered walnut with capped semi-pistol grip, straight comb, cheek piece, checkered buttplate and 2 sling studs.  There is little to no handling wear. The checkering is crisp and attractive.  The LOP measures 13 7/8 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad.  There are no chips or cracks.  The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp.  There is no erosion in the bore.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 99% of its refinish. There are a few small handling marks and light operation wear on the bolt but overall this rifle is prisitne. The scope body has some wear as well as on the mount and rings. The screw heads are sharp.  Overall this rifle rates in Excellent condition as refurbished.

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:  When the US Army was looking for a rifle design to replace the 1898 Krag rifle, they looked directly at the Spanish Model 1893 Mauser. This was due to the fact that the performance of the Model 1893 Mauser was far superior than that of the 1898 Krag during the Spanish-American War. The Model 1903 is basically a redesigned Mauser clone. A U.S. Patent Court eventually found that the U.S. Army had violated Mauser’s patents and required the U.S. Army to pay the German Mauser manufacturers patent royalties. Payments were stopped once WWI started. The 1903 has a strong reliable action that served the Army for over thirty years in two world wars.

This is a beautifully finished sporterized M1903 with a few modifications to accommodate the hunter.  With a vintage Lyman Alaskan scope, B.A. Dawson Barrel, and a smooth action with crisp clean trigger, this rifle is sure to make an exceptional new hunting rifle or piece for the collection.  Please see our photos and good luck!  – L.S.

Springfield M1903 7mm Mauser Bolt Action Rifle Sporterized C&R Lyman Scope
Springfield M1903 7mm Mauser Bolt Action Rifle Sporterized C&R Lyman Scope