New Springfield NRA Sporting Rifle

Calfed

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Last month I won this Springfield NRA Sporting Rifle at an auction. I brought it home recently and took a few pics. Looking forward to submitting a range report

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Only cartouche I could find was this "11" stamped in the pistol grip. Anyone know anything about this?

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Based on the Springfield 1903 rifle.

The Springfield Armory built about 5000 sporting rifles for NRA members between 1923 and 1938. These were made with a sporter stock, star gauge barrel and a Lyman 48 sight.

I've confirmed with the Springfield Research Service that my new rifle is listed by serial number as an NRA sporting rifle.
 
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Based on the Springfield 1903 rifle.

The Springfield Armory built about 5000 sporting rifles for NRA members between 1923 and 1938. These were made with a sporter stock, star gauge barrel and a Lyman 48 sight.

I've confirmed with the Springfield Research Service that my new rifle is listed by serial number as an NRA sporting rifle.
Called a Type T or Heavy right?
 
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Those are rare, and really cool. Made by a government arsenal for civilians, back in the day, when the US gov. didn't fear the citizenry.
Lucky man to get one of those. Congrats.
 

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That's a "H" on the stock. I'm too lazy to go to my library to look it up.

Congratulations. I have a similar one w/star gauge barrel, Lyman 48 rear aperture and it's fitted with a G&H QD scope base. It was sold to the original owner for $7.50 through CMP. I suspect the work was done at Springfield Armory. He was a major assigned there at the time (I confirmed it with Springfield Armory National Historic Monument).

Check out William Brophy (or Clark Campbell's) book on the Springfield.
 

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I went ahead and removed the sporter from the stock to see what was inside. Anyone familiar with the lettering inside the barrel channel?

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These rifles are awesome. Ive read they even shoot a bit better than 1903NM's(I reckon the Lyman sights could play a part in that though).
 
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