This is a superb 1942 Super Grade rifle chambered in .22 Hornet.The rifle retains its original factory finishes in NRA excellent, approaching perfect condition.
The stock is in excellent condition with no cracks or stains and just a couple very minor handling marks. The checkering is crisp and unblemished, and the stock retains its original steel buttplate with no visible wear. There is a small area of finish flaking on ebony tip. The factory bluing is perfect with no edge wear, no scratches, no rubs or other noteworthy blemishes. There is a plugged D&T hole in the rear bridge which is spaced correctly for a Redfield JR mount, but there is no evidence of a mount ever being installed on the rifle. The bore of the 24" CMS steel barrel is bright with strong rifling. The barrel date stamp is 1932, which makes it carry-over production from the model 54. This is not uncommon, and includes the unique feature of a right-hand side roll stamp which states "patents applied for". There is no throat wear, damage from corrosive primers, or other issues commonly associated with the .22 Hornet. Under the sight hood is the correct Redfield gold bead sight, which is unique to the Super Grade rifle. At the rear is the correct 22G sight. The bolt is serial number matched to the receiver and the rifle is mechanically perfect with no evident problems. All factory .22 Hornet parts are present, including the "H" stamped Super Grade floor plate. All aspects of the rifle are correct for a 1942 Super Grade rifle.
Based on our examination, we conclude this rifle is a factory super grade rifle with 100% original finishes, and which has seen little to no actual use.
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.