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Old 03-04-2010, 09:38 PM   #1
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My family has this old well used 30-06 that we've all been using for hunting for years upon years that we got from my grandpa that he got from one of his brothers, and we just realized that other than knowing that it takes 30-06 springfield ammo, we know nothing about it!

I pulled it out today and took pictures. Every single bit of writing or tooling on the gun is visible in one of the pictures, if there is supposed to be something more, it's gone now.



The butt of the rilfe reads: "BISHOP STOCKS"

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs500.ash1/27292_341250768180_690728180_3751864_6279450_n.jpg

This is where the front scope mount attaches to the action. The Scope mount reads:
"REDFIELD
PAT. NO. 1,837,290
OTHER PATS. PEND."

The numbers on the action are: 410647



The lettering on the scope reads:
"4X
Redfield"



This is the other side of the front scope mount.
I believe this reads: "US" but I'm not sure



This is what's left of the numbers on the top of the barrel about 4 inches in front of the scope. I can't clearly read any of it but I believe there is a "3" and a "5" in about the center of the picture

There are no markings on the strap.

Sorry I don't have anything else, but if I did, then I probably wouldn't be asking.

Any help would be great!



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Old 03-04-2010, 10:09 PM   #2
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IS there a lever on the left side of the rifle that releases the bolt? It looks like a sportified p17 maybe.



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http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=11081&stc=1&d=12677411 41
m1903-44r.jpg

It almost looks like a 1903 Springfield sporterized.
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Looks like a sporterized '03 Springfield to me--Not sure 100%

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http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=11083&stc=1&d=12677418 98
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Top view of the action on the 1903.
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03 springer sporterized if you took the scope mount off it would say right underneith of it on the front.

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Thanks for the pic of the action, that looks about right.

Thanks Guys!

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That is a very nice Springfield '03 sporter. Bishop was a stock manufacturer that specialized in making stocks for military surplus guns like Springfields and Mausers. My Sporterized '03 has the same stock and so does one of my old 1936 Mauser.

Great gun you have there!



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