8/3/22 - This is a very nice example of a Springfield Model 1903 rifle that was reworked by the United States Marine Corp for WW2. The receiver is marked Springfield, numbered with a serial from 1918 and features a "Hatcher Hole" on the left side. The barrel is marked "U.S.M.C." and dated "7-41" with a "s" within a circle stamped below, indicating this barrel is a Sedgely barrel reworked into the rifle for WW2. There is thinning/finish loss throughout, most noticeably on the top and sides of the bolt, on the receiver around the rear sight, the muzzle and the front sight. There is minor oxidation throughout, but most noticeably on the rear swivel, floor plate, trigger guard, and rear barrel band. The front barrel band is missing a screw and stacking swivel. The wooden stock is in good condition showing minor handling wear throughout and evidence of having been lightly sanded. There is a faint but still visible "P" cartouche on the underside of the stock's wrist as well as faint "A.A." and "S" markings on the left side of the stock above the trigger group. There are small but visible cracks in the stock on either side of the trigger group running toward the butt stock on the wrist, noticeable in the photo of the faint "P" marking, most likely stress cracks that appear to be aged due to the darkness of the wood within. Overall the rifle is in very nice condition, showing minor signs of handling wear throughout. The bore shows decent rifling but there is minor pitting throughout.