Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday

Posted by: 375whelenIMP

Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday - 11/18/19 07:03 PM

B-130 Cleveland made rifle. well worn but really happy to get an early Hoffman







Posted by: Recoil Rob

Re: Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday - 11/18/19 07:06 PM

That's well worn? Tough crowd...

Lovely rifle, congratulations...
Posted by: BrentD

Re: Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday - 11/18/19 07:06 PM

Extremely nice! I don't see a lot of wear except in the bluing. The wood finish and checkering certainly look excellent in the photos.

Where did you find it?
Posted by: 375whelenIMP

Re: Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday - 11/18/19 07:12 PM

It was called a "Huffman" at small local auction. bluing is fairly thin on barrels. Wood and checkering are very nice.
Posted by: BrentD

Re: Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday - 11/18/19 07:22 PM

That is a very interesting rear sight. I'm not well versed in them, so maybe it's my ignorance, but it looks unlike any I have seen before. Is it custom made or maybe a custom modification of a production sight?

Caliber/chamber?
Posted by: LRF

Re: Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday - 11/18/19 07:36 PM

You must be thrilled and well you should be
Posted by: 375whelenIMP

Re: Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday - 11/18/19 08:21 PM

It's a Whelen-Howe bolt peep that completely replaces the bolt shroud. Hoffman arms commercially produced them. It's a 30-06
Posted by: PhysDoc

Re: Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday - 11/18/19 08:33 PM

wow
Posted by: BrentD

Re: Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday - 11/18/19 08:35 PM

It is a might fine rifle, even my my nonbolt rifle perspective.

I hope you get to hunt it someday soon. It would look really good next to an elk or mule deer.
Posted by: RedofTx

Re: Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday - 11/19/19 09:31 AM

Very, very nice.
Posted by: Run With The Fox

Re: Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday - 11/20/19 08:45 AM

Indeed- betcha a box of 30-06 shells that 90% of the bidders didn't know a Hoffman from a Huffman. RWTF
Posted by: gasgunner

Re: Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday - 11/25/19 07:33 AM

Very nice!! Thanks for Sharing. Get the correct Lyman 48 on there and it will look even better. Those early Hoffmans are hard to find.

John
Posted by: 375whelenIMP

Re: Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday - 11/25/19 04:11 PM

Got an extra 48 but I would like to find a blankslide for it.
Posted by: 375whelenIMP

Re: Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday - 12/20/19 08:07 PM

Was lucky enough to get one of PhysDoc's reproduction blank slides really makes the gun look complete!


Posted by: Marks_21

Re: Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday - 01/13/20 07:35 AM

That is beautiful, does the forend checking have the same embellishment?
Posted by: 375whelenIMP

Re: Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday - 01/13/20 10:45 AM

Yes it's a full wrap checkering and 2 of the same style on the bottom of the foreend
Posted by: Boltman

Re: Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday - 01/17/20 11:43 AM

Beautiful! Love the peep sight. Very interesting.