Smith Corona Model 1903-A3, manufactured December 1943, serial 4817xxx. No import marks. Excellent used condition.
Most metal parts have a parkerized finish, in good to excellent condition. No parts of the gun have been heavily polished or sandblasted - lettering such as “U.S. SMITH-CORONA” on the receiver is as sharp as new. Bore is bright and shiny. Stock has some dings but no cracks.
The rifle has been disassembled, examined, cleaned, lubricated and test fired-it shoots great.
-Receiver: Smith Corona, March 1943, parkerized, excellent condition, absolutely no pitting. Finish appears original
-Barrel: marked “SC 8-43” with flaming bomb on top, firing proof “P” on underside. Misc other marks. Parkerized finish in excellent condition. 4-groove rifling. Bore is bright and shiny, crown and riflings excellent. Date and appearance indicate that the barrel is very likely original to the receiver. ME = 1 ½, TE = 3
-Stock: GI walnut, straight, no finger grooves, two recoil pins. Markings are “FJA” in box with crossed cannons on the left side, “P” in 1/2” circle behind the trigger guard, “E” on the front tip, and the usual assembly marks in front of the trigger guard. No cracks, relatively few dings and scratches.
-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 or dark parkerized
-Sear: unmarked, blued or dark parkerized
-Bolt: SC, marked “X” on top of the handle and “1” below. Blued or dark parkerized with large gas port. Bolt action is very smooth.
-Bolt sleeve: parkerized, marked “G”
-Extractor collar: stamped type, unmarked
-Safety: READY and SAFE in serif letters, unmarked on edges
-Striker: blued or dark parkerized, unmarked
-Firing pin: parkerized, unmarked
-Extractor: parkerized, marked “S” on edge, no gas port
-Trigger guard: unmarked, parkerized, has the SC characteristic shape at the front screw hole
-Follower spring: parkerized, unmarked
-Bayonet lug: stamped, parkerized, unmarked
-Stacking swivel: parkerized, unmarked
-Barrel band: parkerized, unmarked
-Magazine cutoff: unmarked on sleeve, ON/OFF in block lettering
-Rear sight: base and insert unmarked
-Rear sight: base and insert marked “R”
-Front sight: base and blade marked “C” parkerized. Has sight hood, unmarked
New leather sling is included. Ships Free to FFL.
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Ships free to FFL in lower 48 states. Please contact us for quotes to Alaska and Hawaii.