I am not an expert on 1903a1's and this is my first of 2 acquired recently. I will try to give as accurate a description as possible and the little bit of possible history that i have learned. First, Serial Numbers. Receiver is marked U.S Springfield Armory 232975 which places the rifle right in the beginning of the first year (1906) it was chambered in 30-06. Previous chambering was in .303. Barrel is marked S C over the flaming bomb and under that is 1-44. From what i have gathered these barrels are rare also, 1-44 and 2-44 being the last Smith Corona barrels for 1903s made. The 1 and 2 stand for January and February. There is a poorly marked X on top of the bolt handle on the flat horizontal surface, just down from that is a clearly marked 1 which makes these Smith Corona parts also. The bayonette band is marked R as is the rear band. On the Sling attachment on the buttstock is marked RP. These are Remington parts. In the 1940's these rifles that had seen duty in WW1 were sent in to be scrapped for their metal or to be refurbished into serviceable weapons. Most low SN rifles were scrapped as they had not received the double heat treating. Very few Low SN rifles were reworked and put back into service. Even fewer were refurbished by Smith Corona. From what i have found there was a mention of a Colonel named Atwood associated with an armory that rebuilt these rifles. It is the only armory i can find that had both Remington and Smith Corona parts in their inventory. I am unable to tell if the stock is Smith Corona also because of someone before me refinishing the stock and removing all stamp marks from the stock. The top part of the stock over the barrel appears to have a clear coat over the stain while the bottom portion of the stock appears to be stained or oiled only. Stock is in great condition and overall so is the rifle. The Bore is 4 lands and grooves and appears sharp and appears to not have been shot much. There is a mixture of a grey/greenish parkerizing on some parts, chrome bolt handle, and other blued parts. This is a consistent description of rifles that were reworked in 1944. Of the rifles that were rebuilt during the 1940's ones refurbished in 1944 were the least likely to see service as the war ended shortly after with the nuclear bombs dropped on Japan. The scope is a J. Unertl 15x 2 inch Target scope SN 48891 I dont know enough about them and the internet is pulling up pics of the Target, the Ultra, and the Ultra Varmint with all 3 pictures for each name. Price seems to be the same for all of them. This scope has the adjustable free floating rings and the recoil spring mounted behind the front ring works correctly. The scope actually moves inside of the rings which seems weird but long range shooters on forums i have seen swear by them. There is very little information on serial numbers. The little bit i have found based off of first hand buyers with original receipts would place this scope possibly in the 60's or earlier. For those of you unfamiliar with J Unertl scopes, these were the preferred scope of Carlos Hathcock, probably the most famous Marine sniper ever to live, with 93 confirmed kills during his service. His longest shot was using a J Unertl 8x scope mounted on top of a browning M2 at 2286 meters in 1967. For 35 years this shot held the world record until a Canadian sniper broke it in 2002. I am not an expert on 1903a1's but i prefer to not be completely ignorant about any gun i sell. I have no idea as to value. The scope, when one comes up for sale are selling for a little over a grand. The rifles I have seen anywhere from 150.00 to 12,000.00. I know its all about the history and SN's of the rifle. I can only stab a guess at value as i am currently seeing asking prices on Gunbroker and other sites in the 1800 to 2500 range for what i can only guess is the closest comparables for just the rifle. I am not a historic rifle person and most of my firearms are modern... But this rifle has grown on me and now that i have written ya'll a book on the damn rifle it almost feels like i am giving away my favorite girlfriend. Oh wait, selling her. That makes it better. I am asking 2100.00 OBO for the package. Both the rifle and the scope. Please feel free to school me if my price is off. It seems fair and well under what the same type of package is going for on other sites. REMEMBER it is OBO. I will post pics first thing in the morning, My kids i believe stole my USB cord to the camera and i dont want to wake them up to find it. When you see the pics i dont think you will be dissapointed!