This is a beautiful .22 Hornet standard rifle produced in 1947. The rifle retains the original factory bluing and stock finish with no added holes or other modifications. It grades in NRA very good condition.
This is a very early transition rifle, featuring a nice mix of type-I (pre-war), type-II (post-war), and unique transition features. These include:
pre-war cloverleaf tang
pre-war 21 lines-per-inch checkering on the stock
post-war rear receiver bridge
Transition "rabbit's paw" safety
The stock is uncut with no cracks or noteworthy blemishes. There are a number of light handling marks throughout the stock and the finish has worn thin in a few places. The factory steel buttplate is intact with little bluing remaining. The checkering remains well defined with no major blemishes. The factory bluing is about 90%-95%, with some edge wear from normal use. There is evidence in the bluing of a prior scope mount. No serial number is visible on the bolt. There is a name and identification number lightly scribed under the bolt handle and also inside the floor plate. No attempt has been made to remedy this. All original Hornet parts are present and undamaged. The bore of the 24" barrel is bright with strong rifling. The original .22 Hornet chamber has been verified - this rifle has not been rechambered.
This rifle was acquired from a well-known collection in southern California. We are happy to provide details upon request.
NOTE: This item can only be shipped directly to you if you are an FFL or C&R license holder. If this is not the case, the item must be shipped to an FFL holder near you who can complete the transfer. If needed, we are happy to assist you in locating an FFL holder near you who can assist in this way.
This item is only available for shipment to US addresses.