Quoting the riflemanīs creed:
"This is my rifle.
There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My rifle is my best friend.
It is my life.
I must master it as I must master my life.
This is an unmolested, untouched sample of a wartime Springfield M1 rifle, manufactured around october-november 1943. All parts, serial and heat numbers match 100%.
I bought it from a spanish hunter from Andalucia who bought it many years ago from an american military stationed at the Moron airbase, and had stored it because he "it was too rude" to shoot compared to his other weapons. The hunter knew it was a military weapon, but not much more. I payed about 200 U.S. dollars for it in 2001.
The nicest part is that it is live, not deactivated. In Spain, caliber 30.06 is considered a hunting ammo. True you cannot have a weapon that loads 8 bullets, but I did not tell them when I got the license and the authorities did not bother to find out. I only have only shot the rifle once, and it was absolutely incredible.
I hope you like it.