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    Sedgley 1903 Springfield Sporter

    Here's another one snagged at auction. A really beautiful pre-war sporter.
    It is low number and it has been drilled for a scope. Other than that, quite a find - I don't see many of these out in the wild. Just a bit better condition than the Kragicon carbine I posted!



    Trigger pull is a bit light at only 2 pounds!

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    Very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcathey View Post
    Trigger pull is a bit light at only 2 pounds!
    Might be dangerous, you better pass it over to me for safe keeping...
    Regards, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Might be dangerous, you better pass it over to me for safe keeping...
    Youíre too kind!

    I was surprised by this one. I bought it through a large gun auction where stuff was going very high. Iím not going to quit my day job or anything but Iím going to do quite alright on it. I guess itís just obscure enough to fly under the radar. A real under appreciated gem!

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    It would draw me too just because of it's look...
    Regards, Jim

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    Agreed, Jim.
    The lines are very similar to that Kragicon I have:


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    As I understand it, when Sedgley made up a shop gun they would remove the serial numbers so customers would not know they were buying a low number '03. But when a customer brought in his own rifle for work the serial number was untouched. You have a very nice rifle, I would not hesitate to hunt with that rifle.

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    I don't suppose there are any accessible Sedgley company records floating around, is there? That would be interesting.
    Neat tidbit about this being a customer supplied rifle. I imagine one had to be pretty well heeled to go in for this kind of work at the time!

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