Smith Corona Model 1903-A3, manufactured March 1943, serial number 3644xxx. No import marks. This rifle is in very good used condition. This rifle has mixed parts, including a NOS Remington 2-44 barrel, in new condition, see notes below.
Most metal parts have a parkerized finish, in good to excellent condition. No parts appear to have been polished or sandblasted - lettering such as “U.S. SMITH-CORONA” on the receiver is as sharp as new.
The rifle has been disassembled, examined, cleaned, lubricated and test fired. It performed nicely at 50 yards. See a video on our website fernwoodarmory dot com.
-Receiver: March 1943, parkerized, excellent condition, absolutely no pitting. Finish appears original
-Barrel: new Remington that was still in its packaging – we had it installed by our gunsmith. marked “RA 2-44” with flaming bomb and punch mark on top, firing proof “P” on underside. Misc other marks. Parkerized finish in new condition. 4-groove rifling. Bore is bright and shiny, crown and riflings excellent. This barrel has had fewer than 10 rounds through it. ME = <0 ,TE = 1.
-Stock: GI walnut, straight, no finger grooves, two recoil pins. Marked “P” in 1/2” circle behind the trigger guard, and “B” on the left side near the buttplate. If there were acceptance marks they have been removed. Remnants of a couple of assembly marks in front of the trigger guard remain. No cracks, relatively few dings and scratches. Attractive appearance.
-Handguard: walnut, no cracks, relatively few dings and scratches, matches stock in appearance
-Buttplate: parkerized, large SC checkering pattern, good condition
-Trigger: smooth 1903 type, unmarked, blued
-Sear: unmarked, blued
-Bolt: Remington, marked “R”with punch mark below the handle and “1” below. Blued with large gas port. Bolt action is very smooth.
-Bolt sleeve: parkerized, unmarked
-Ejector: marked “S”, blued
-Extractor collar: stamped type, marked “R”
-Safety: READY and SAFE in serif letters, unmarked on edges
-Striker: blued, marked “R”
-Firing pin: parkerized, marked “R”
-Extractor: blued, unmarked, with gas port
-Trigger guard: unmarked, parkerized, has the SC characteristic shape at the front screw hole
-Follower spring: blued, unmarked
-Bayonet lug: stamped, parkerized, unmarked
-Stacking swivel: blued, unmarked
-Barrel band: blued, unmarked
-Barrel band spring: stamped type, unmarked
-Front sight: base and blade unmarked. Has sight hood, unmarked
-Magazine cutoff: unmarked on sleeve, ON/OFF in block lettering
-Rear sight: base and ramp insert unmarked
-Sling: leather, used, marked “Springfield Armory”, good condition
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