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zekkmarshall
06-26-2011, 12:29 PM
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I recently inherited this 30-06 rifle from my Father. There are no markings except on the end of the stock and some serial numbers on top of the barrel in front of the bolt. I Would like to know its age, maker and value so that I can insure it.

rgray
06-26-2011, 12:35 PM
Hard to tell from your photo angles but the rear portion of the bolt visible from your second photo looks like a Remington M1903.

cannon
06-26-2011, 12:37 PM
Looks like a Springfield 1903 or 1903A3 Military Surplus rifle. To be sure post a pic of the action and barrel.

jtv3062
06-26-2011, 12:39 PM
Red head might be the one connected to bass pro. And I agree the rifle looks to be a sporterized 1903.

longun
06-26-2011, 12:44 PM
I would guess and say it is a sporterized Springfield 1903. Numerous manufactors made the rifle for WWII. Many came back and were turned into sporting rifles. New stocks, scope mounts, etc. They can be excellent rifles. Does it have two groove rifling in the barrel? If so it can be great with cast bullets. Redhead was an old brand of recoil pads.

ChrisO
06-26-2011, 1:05 PM
Judging by the bolt I'd also venture to say it is a sporterized 1903 but to be sure you would need to post another picture of the action and barrel.

taloft
06-26-2011, 1:22 PM
Lol, that's like trying to identify someone from looking at the back of their head and the heels of their feet. Take pics of the opposite side of the rifle and the top of the receiver

zekkmarshall
06-30-2011, 8:25 PM
Heres a look at the bolthttp://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i470/zekkmarshall/100_0858.jpg

brando
06-30-2011, 8:47 PM
Yeah, looks like a 1903 Springfield.

pyromensch
06-30-2011, 9:03 PM
Lol, that's like trying to identify someone from looking at the back of their head and the heels of their feet. Take pics of the opposite side of the rifle and the top of the receiver

the back of the bolt, and the trigger guard shape, give a good indication of what it is. which you can see in the photos