Smith & Wesson prototype semi-automatic sporting rifle. Chambered in .30-06, serial number XP0046H was almost certainly made by Howa, as it is marked “Made In Japan”. Features include a 22-inch barrel with ramp front sight and Williams adjustable rear sight, drilled and tapped bridge, steel detachable box magazine, crossbolt safety and alloy trigger guard. The action profile is similar to that of a Remington Woodsmaster, yet the bolt release button is located just left of center and near the top of the action. MARKINGS: The Smith & Wesson logo appears on the grip cap and butt plate. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.0 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Bore is pristine. Metal finish is about 98 percent, with a few small areas showing light rubs from shipping and handling. Wood has a few impressions under the finish, with overall condition being about 98 percent with small scuffs at the lower rear of the forend and point of the butt just behind the guard. One of the two screws attaching the bracket for the bolt release button is missing. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,000 plus shipping.
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