Serial Number: 7080N
Year of Manufacture: Early 1900’s, Perhaps 1901
Caliber: 8mm/ 6.5 Dutch/ or .311. We tried a .303 British round and the bolt will not close. The bolt does close on a .303 Savage. We are not 100% certain of the correct round for this rifle. We understand that this action was originally a 6.5 Dutch which is a necked down and shortened 303 British. The barrel is an Enfield barrel and is probably .311 diameter with 5 groove rifling typical of British Enfields.We tried a .30-40 Krag case which seats but the bolt will not close probably due to rim thickness.
Action Type: Bolt Action Internal Magazine Loaded w/Stripper Clips
Markings: The barrel ahead of the receiver ring is marked “WA / VI”, and crown over “L”, and three proof marks that have an “A” in a star or flower. The receiver ring is marked “7080N”. The left side of the receiver is marked “Steyr 1901”. The top of the bolt flat is marked “1640” with crown over “Z” proof. The bolt release is marked “80” with crown over “C” proof. The safety lever is marked “40”. There are other scattered proof marks. The left side of the front sight, and the bottom of the rear sight are marked “WA / 43”. There is a crown over “H” on the trigger guard.
Barrel Length: 25”
Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a front post in a dovetail slot and a sliding elevator rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are replaced wood nicely grained and nicely fit. The LOP measures approx. 14 ¼” from the trigger to the back of the rubber buttpad. There are a few nicks and dings but no scratches or cracks. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: The barrel appears re-blued, the receiver may be original.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no apparent erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 75% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows thinning and graying of the magazine well and floorplate. There is light surface erosion and some pitting on the receiver. The barrel has few marks or scratches. The Screw heads are sharp showing minor use. The markings are mostly clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Good plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a well done sporterization of a strong military action. This rifle will make a great second gun for hunting season.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R rifle can be transferred in California.
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