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ACTION SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. Springfield / 30 CAL. 1906 (30-06). S# 42219. Bbl. 22". Introduced in late 1941 for inclusion in the 1942 catalog, U.S. entry into WWII interrupted production. Approx. 2,500 rifles were produced. The U.S. Navy purchased 2,427 in cal. 30-06. These were never issued but held in storage as war reserve material. In 1964 they were released & used as award trophies by the Navy & Marine Corps Competition in Arms program. After WWII, Remington introduced the Model 721 & 722 Series rifles & production of the 720 was never resumed. The action was based on the Pattern 17 U.S. Enfield as was its forerunner, the Model 30. Features include a redesigned bolt release, 2 position safety on right side of action, hinged floorplate & 2 stage trigger. Bolt handle & body, extractor & mag. follower have bright finish. Right side of rear ring is drilled for receiver sight attachment. Bbl. band mounted pinned blade front sight w/ brass bead. Band mounted elevator adj. sporting rear sight. Straight comb classic style walnut sporting stock w/ point pattern hand checkering, sling swivels & checkered aluminum buttplate. Left side of stock has military markings consisting of crossed cannon acceptance mark & "FJA" inspectors initials. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: original 2 piece box w/ proper label having matching S#. Lid of box & green military tag taped to lid show a military part No. & rifle description "2J 1005-00-380-8801 / RIFLE 30 CAL. M720". S# block on tag has matching S# "42219". Tag is dated "1 OCT. 66". Box contains military style leather sling in original cardboard sleeve. Paperwork includes Model 720 envelope w/ instructions for operation & care, Peters High Velocity ammo brochure, Rem Oil brochure & Core-Lokt bullet brochure. A Remington Arms letter dated June 21, 1976 verifying this Model 720's identification w/ second page of letter detailing the history of the Model 720 & giving production quantities by year: "1941 - 27, 1942 - 1,022, 1943 - 973, 1944 - 5". Also includes envelope w/ information regarding Remington Models 30, 30S & 720. CONDITION: rifle retains over 99% original metal finish. Stock shows a few light handling marks. Exterior of rifle has light coating of age hardened cosmoline type preservative. Bore is generally bright w/ sharp rifling showing sm. spot of darkness near muzzle. PROVENANCE: From the Craig Baravalle Collection of Big Flats, New York. (18-4616/DS). CURIO. $7,000-9,000.

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Estimate $7,000 - $9,000Mar 31, 2019