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.
Posted by: SDH-MT

Re: Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday - 01/29/20 05:00 PM

Very fine rifle! The more of Hoffman I see the more I like!
I am currently working on a story about a 1925 vintage Ardmore magnum Mauser Hoffman. The story will be in Sports Afield in a couple of months.

This is the first Hoffman rifle I've had on the workbench to "racoon" and I must say, I am really impressed with the quality and sophistication of the work. It also has the "Hoffman" marked sight with safety. The inletting is extremely well done as are the metal and wood finishes, balance and the all around detailing.
Posted by: skeettx

Re: Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday - 01/29/20 05:37 PM

Got a Hoffman Arms Amarillo Texas
Caliber is 270
Serial Number is ONE

http://www.bellandcorbettoutfitters.com/Hoffman_Arms_Rifles.html
Posted by: Flygas

Re: Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday - 01/29/20 08:56 PM

Hoffman was selling their bolt peep sights for $25 in 1923! A lot of money at the time!
Posted by: 257rob

Re: Picked up this 1903 hoffman yesterday - 02/27/20 02:50 PM

Iím sure itís been on itís fair sure of hunts. Beautiful rifle.