Bell and Corbett Outfitters
Richmond, California

Springfield 03 NRA Sprtr

     It is has been reported that fewer than five thousand Factory Sporters were produced by Springfield. This serial number was verified as being listed in the DCM serial number book, as having left the Springfield factory as a true sporter. The information was supplied over the phone by Michael Petrov in Alaska (Thanks again Mike!). Because of the serial number, this should be a nickel steel receiver and not subject to the brittleness problems associated with some earlier rifles. This example has apparently had some modifications done to the stock, and they may or may not be factory options. The rear sling swivel base holes have been plugged and a European style swivel mounted. The Front band has been elininated, as has the step for it in the stock. The band retention pin holes have been plugged and a Euro style barrel band swivel installed, to match the rear swivel. The stock is solid, crack-free, and has a few scattered handling marks and dings. Length of pull is 13-1/8" over the steel butt plate. The 24" Star Gauge barrel has a great bore and chamber, with crisp lands and grooves from front to back. A borrowed optical boroscope also revealed a really nice bore, with some roughness just starting in the grooves for the last few inches toward the muzzle. Metal finish is thinning in spots, concentrated on the front half of the barrel and on the bottom metal. This is the opportunity to obtain a unique, handsome NRA Sporter for a decent price.

     This example offered at $1995 SOLD
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