Project Description

This is a 1/2 scale 1903-M Springfield U.S. WWI & WWII bolt action battle rifle made by Miniart in Moscow, Russia.  21 1/2″ long overall with a 11 1/2″ barrel of .151 caliber.  Most of the parts of this miniature are machined steel, but some of the small parts are stamped steel just like on the full size version.  Straight grained walnut one piece stock and handguard with a dark oil finish.  The front receiver ring marked “U.S., SPRINGFIELD, MODEL 1903, 12” in five lines.  The bolt release marked “OFF” & “ON”.  The rear sight has the proper graduated distance markings.  The safety marked “READY”  & “SAFE”.  The buttplate with the hinged trapdoor for a cleaning rod, no cleaning rod included.  Includes a 1/2 scale bayonet, fiberglass scabbard, and leather sling made by Jerry Missimer of Pennsylvania,  two Miniart solid steel dummy cartridges, and a miniature .30-06 empty cartridge box.  Near mint condition showing only minor handling marks, I’d call it 98%.  The extractor and magazine floorplate have turned a plum purple color.  For you history buffs, most of the 1903-M rifles were sent to Russia during WWII under the Lend Lease Program.  The 1903-M rifles utilized some stamped steel parts to lower the cost & speed up production.  From the personal miniature collection of Joel Morrow.  Stock # JM-14.  Price:  $2,100.00.