Ran some break-free in and out of the barrel and q-tipped around. Wiped the fingerprints off and stowed the sling tight. Back in the cabinet. Hadn't shot it since I killed a previous doe a couple years ago. May never shoot again. Nobody but a hunting/vintage/nut like me would bother with it.
It's not any good for Vintage Rifle matches- been sporterized with a cut-down stock and Lyman peepsight on the rear. Barrel left full length- longest gun in the rack- even longer than the Win 52D .22 target rifle. Front sight replaced with a ramp and beaded blade.
Ought to take it apart and stone the sear/boltcatch interface to clean up the trigger pull. Very creepy on the second stage.
This rifle was in last years TSRA calendar. Miss October.
Gunbroker.com purchase. Under 300.00 Has big "WSA" carved on the stock. Serial number makes it a 1902 gun. 108 years old then.
Update: I have a P17 that shoots so high on it's lowest sight setting that you have to aim at the grass UNDER a deer at 100 yards. I think it's up next.
Update II: Ordered a new front sight from Numrich gun parts. Maybe it will be taller and get the muzzle down.