This .257 Roberts Sporter rifle was produced in 1950. It is a high-condition rifle with all factory finishes and in original configuration. It grades in NRA excellent, condition. Just 2% of pre-64 model 70 rifles were chambered .257 Roberts, making this chambering scarce and highly collectible. The excellent condition of this rifle make it particularly rare and desirable.
The stock is a nicely figured piece of superior American walnut which retains its factory finish. It has very little evidence of handling with no noteworthy blemishes. There are no cracks gouges, chips, oil stains or other problems in the stock. The original checkering is intact with no issues. The factory steel buttplate is intact with minimal bluing wear. The original bluing is near perfect - grading at 98% with no noteworthy edge wear and just a few slight blemishes. The one notable blemish is a few very light tool marks on left side of the receiver ring. The bore of the 24" barrel is perfect. Under borescope, we have confirmed this rifle has had almost no use. Possibly only the factory test rounds fired through it. The action is tight with no issues or visible wear. All parts are original and correct for the period and chambering. The bolt is correct and serial number matched to the receiver.
NOTE: This rifle must be shipped to an FFL or C&R holder who can complete the transfer. If needed, we are happy to assist you in locating an FFL holder near you who can receive and transfer the rifle to you.