Custom 1903 Rock Island Magazine Sporting Rifle By Fred Adolph

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  Lot #22  (Sale Order: 22 of 711)  
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serial #235874, 30-06, 24" 7-13 dated barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barreled action retains perhaps 90-92% original blue, actually appearing much stronger under normal ambient light, with the loss due primarily to just even fading. The bolt body and handle show excellent restored blue with minor operational marks and light toning on the knob, also with some pinprick pits in that area. Built on an NRA action, the bottom metal retains about 70% original blue, the front extension with the flaming bomb and NRA stamp, the center of the floorplate with the name of the fellow for-whom it was built, "GW Mixter/1916" engraved in a scrolled riband; there are some dings on the triggerguard bow, they are unobtrusive. The gun is beautifully stocked classic style with a lovely pinched comb and a rounded left-side cheekpiece with a shadow line. The grip features flawlessly checkered panels with mullered borders while the forend has a wrap-around pattern. The arm has a very graceful schnabel tip and a scalloped hard rubber grip cap with a length of pull to the grooved trapdoor buttplate of 13 7/8". The stock itself rates very good plus to excellent showing only sparse, very minor dings and handling marks from use afield. There is a tiny chip missing from the rear of the receiver tang and a very tiny crack starting near the magazine cut off inlet, neither of these relevant. The rifle is sighted with a Marbles bead in the original front banded ramp and there is a Lyman receiver sight in place on the rear bridge. George Webber Mixter was an Army colonel among other things and was chief of aircraft production. He was a graduate of Yale and Johns Hopkins and would become the director and vice president of John Deere, his family company, and was president and general manager of the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company for a period of time. Really an absolutely lovely Adolph rifle in a very fine state of condition. The arm is pictured and discussed in Custom Gunsmiths of the 20th Century, volume 2. An absolutely superb example, clearly one of the finest Adolph's around. (36650-20) {C&R} [Michael Petrov Collection]

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This item is part of Auction No. 104 - Session 1
 Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 | 10:00 AM  Eastern
 
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Custom 1903 Rock Island Magazine Sporting Rifle By Fred Adolph
Custom 1903 Rock Island Magazine Sporting Rifle By Fred Adolph
Lot number: 22
Seller: Amoskeag Auction Company, Inc.
Event: Auction No. 104 - Session 1
Ends: Saturday, November 22 | 10:00 AM  Eastern

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