This is a very clean 1948 Super Grade rifle chambered in .270 WCF.The rifle retains its original factory finishes with no added holes or other modifications. It grades in NRA very good to excellent condition.
The stock is in very good condition with no cracks or stains and just one minor blemish on the right hand side, just below the extractor (see closeup photo). The checkering is crisp and unblemished, and the stock retains its original steel buttplate. The stock finish had areas of wear and flaking when the rifle came to us. We left the factory finish intact, but restored it with a light application of boiled linseed oil. The restored stock looks fantastic, but retains a vintage factory appearance. The factory bluing is excellent with slight edge wear and a few light scratches, but no major blemishes. There is one very slight ding in the floor plate, but no gouges, pits dings or other metal damages. The bore of the 24" barrel is bright with strong rifling - virtually perfect. 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, which appears to be reblued and is missing its 3G elevator. The bolt is serial number matched to the receiver and the rifle is mechanically sound with no evident problems. Although the barrel retains its factory bluing, it is not rust blued, nor is it stamped "SUPER" on the underside. Other than this one inconsistency, all other elements are correct for a 1948 Super Grade rifle. Based on the evidence, we conclude this rifle is a factory super grade rifle which has had a barrel replacement at some point. We have graded the bluing excellent at 93% and grade the stock very good with a consistent amount of finish wear.
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.
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