Fantastic, thank you so much for the comprehensive background on this rifle! I really appreciate your time. Do you have any recommended appraiser in the Los Angeles area?It is impossible to give you a value based on the pics you have provided. The reason being that a boys (youth) rifle is determined with a ruler and micrometer.
If in fact you do have a youth rifle, then the value would be around $1,000+.
All the Youth rifles I have ever seen have had the maker's name stamped on the rifle. This is because they were individually made, and no source parts were avable , meaning every single part was hand made. Note, there are always exceptions.
These rifles were not cheap when made.
9 out of 10 youth rifles that are found today are fakes, so please take your rifle to an appraiser.
Now to add a bit more confusion on the subject is that a boys rifle is a relatively new term and not commonly used at the time the rifle was built. ( yes there were a few youth rifles built and most were rather fancy)
In the past there were two types of rifles. A child's rifle and a regular rifle.
I have documented a few so-called boy's rifles only to find out that the rifles were never made for a youth , but for grandma who was five foot nothing and couldn't hold a full-size rifle. That story keeps repeating itself over and over .
So please take your rifle to an appraiser.