1903 Springfield Rock Island Arsenal US WW1 .30-06
1911Provenance CPT J.E. Brown Texas National Guard
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Item 680304449
Location Centerville, TX 75833-0277
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***WW-I & WW-II U. S. MARTIAL ARMS COLLECTORS*** I offer a World War One Era - Museum Quality Collection; with Provenance tied to Captain James E. Brown Temple, Texas Company G Commanding Officer (from 1912 - 1914) of the Texas National Guard. GOOGLE Captain J.E. Brown-Temple, Texas for additional specific information! NOTE: I have searched, down-loaded and printed two Manila Folders full of detailed information and this data will be included in the GB Auction! "EXCEEDINGLY RARE" Rock Island Arsenal U.S. Model 1903, Caliber .30Gov't06, Model of 1910 Rifle; serial number "195386". ***HISTORICAL NOTE: Fewer than 350,000 "RIA" Model 1903 Rifles were produced (for use during WW-I) from 1909 through 1919! NOTE: Production stopped from 1913 until 1917! Whereas, over 1.2 Million Springfield Model of 1903 Rifles were produced from 1903 through WW-I into 1921*** Also included is Captain Brown's Leather Tooled (with his name embossed in Leather) Scabbard; his U.S. Model 1905 Mounted 16" Bright Metal Wood Handled Bayonet w/Leather Scabbard and his Model 1903 Mounted Rifle/Cartridge Web-Belt. ***SERIOUS COLLECTORS*** This "Exceedingly RARE" WW-I era Collection look's as if it just came out of a Time Capsule! The 1903 "RIA" Bolt Action Rifle is un-messed with, 100% original and rated at 90%+ overall condition. All Markings are 100% historically correct; the "RIA" Ordnance Flaming Bomb stamped Barrel Date is "5-11"; with prominent Lands & Grooves present. The beautiful tight grained Walnut Stock Cartouches are correctly stamped with serif letters "C.N." (U.S. Ordnance Inspector Conrad Nelson in a box) above the left side Trigger and a 7/16" Circled Dia. Firing Proof Serif "P" underneath behind the Trigger Guard. Even the U.S. 1903 Springfield Butt-stock Nickeled Brass Tube Oiler; with Cleaning Tools is in-place! The original "Rock Island Arsenal" Leather Sling has "State of Texas" stamped in several places and you will notice the 106 year aged green Verdigris; which has formed on the Solid Riveted Brass Buckles. Captain J. E. Brown was a prominent local leader in Temple, Texas. He Graduated from Georgetown, Texas University in 1908; where he excelled in Intra-Mural Sports and Academia. Texas' Seventh Infantry Captain Brown was a member of the Temple, Texas Militia/Texas National Guard Company G from 1909 through 1914. Rose through the Rank's and became Company Commander from 1912-1914. ***HISTORICALLY*** The Texas National Guard was Federalized late Spring of 1917, after the Mexican Uprising during WW-I and became the Famed 36th Infantry Division. They were joined together with their Oklahoma National Guard Military counterparts (from Panthers to Arrowheads) and fought bravely & honorably in several WW-I Battles in France, Belgium and Germany. Also included is an exceedingly rare & valuable in its own right, full-length (over 5ft in length) WW-I Photograph; which shows the (36th Infantry Division) in Training and Parade Organization at Ft. Snelling, Minnesota. This was the year before departure to WW-I Combat Duty in France. ***SUPERB Provenance Collection that would be the PINNACLE of any U. S. Military Martial Arms Collection*** C&R FFL eligible or a copy of your Designated FFL Holder's License must accompany your timely Payment. Shipping Cost include's insurance*** ***BIDDERS*** I have been asked several questions and I answer as follows: 1. Yes; early WW-I issue RIA 1903 Rifles are exceedingly rare; somewhat of an enigma and not a lot of accurate information is available for collectors. 2. This is a 100% original issue WW-I RIA Martial Arm! All components of the assembly are correctly rust blued, niter blued and black oil quenched. Nothing has ever been parkerized. 3. The RIA Type 2 straight Bolt is unmarked, has no proof punch mark on the underside and is black oil quenched. There is a "14" stamped on the side of the safety lug. 4. The cocking piece is an early RIA Type-5. 5. The trigger has a smooth surface pointed tip and is niter blued with no serrations. 6. The trigger guard and floor plate are niter blued, milled and a single pin installed. 7. The numerous close-up photos in the GB Listing clearly show the Barrel and Stock marking and "CN 1911" cartouche.***BIDDERS*** I have been asked to provide additional information and close-up photos of the Bolt Assembly. 1. As stated, the RIA Straight Handle Bolt is a Type-2; with mandated 1905 modifications, adding a Gas Port Hole in the Bolt. 2. The unmarked original blue Extractor is correct, without the Gas Port Hole, for an early Rod Bayonet style Rifle. 3. The other Bolt markings are clearly visible in the new Photo Listings.
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