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    Gorgeous rifle, thanks for sharing.

    Gorgeous rifle, thanks for sharing.
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    Gorgeous rifle

    Gorgeous rifle
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    This sounds like the likely card associated with...

    This sounds like the likely card associated with the rifle. A4 with K4 Scope. Unless there were others. I just pulled the first card that matched your description.

    It notes being confiscated but...
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    Do you have a picture? Probably best. I can...

    Do you have a picture? Probably best. I can explain better with relation to a document I'm referencing.
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    Depending on where on the barrel, P could mean...

    Depending on where on the barrel, P could mean "proof fired" depending on where on the barrel it's stamped.
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    "Let's Ask Campbell"

    This is pretty neat. No historical significance, but thought I'd share. Out of NARA in College Park.

    It's interesting how the personnel knowledge on the M1903 at Springfield Armory changes...
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    Less than 2k produced. There was only one contact...

    Less than 2k produced. There was only one contact to make them for the Air Service rifle.

    Few others out there, but not from that contract but most likely just prototypes.

    I suppose uncommon...
  8. I got another one, I'll post next week. Gave me a...

    I got another one, I'll post next week. Gave me a giggle. springfield armory coudldnt answer a M1903A3 question so they referenced a collector book in 1960.

    More to follow.
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    Nice looking rifle! Congrats! Very close to a...

    Nice looking rifle! Congrats!

    Very close to a hit

    999822 100340 FT SHAFTER TH TO BA (UNS)
  10. Snowman1510 - Yeah I help those guys out when I...

    Snowman1510 - Yeah I help those guys out when I can on U.S. stuff. They like primary documentation when available.

    They're so nice and give great shout outs. So I'm happy to assist when they ask...
  11. Low Number Debate from the Eye of Ordnance Chief

    Processing files for my online library for next month and these jumped out at me.


    The issue of the low number debate from the Admin Office of the Chief of Ordnance.

    Shows how "dramatic" the...
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    If I get time later I'll post a copy of the...

    If I get time later I'll post a copy of the contract with Office of Chief of Ordnance. Good information from there and you can draw your own conclusions.

    Very respectfully
    Andrew
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    I really like the rifle, gorgeous example.

    I really like the rifle, gorgeous example.
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    CC, My apologies, sometimes with written...

    CC,

    My apologies, sometimes with written responses versus verbal/In-Person, a lot can easily be taken out of context as the majority of communication is non-verbal.

    That being said, my response...
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    CC, If I recall the last time I saw the...

    CC,

    If I recall the last time I saw the paperwork. These were the Washington DC schools that were segregated and the paperwork uses terms not considered "PC" by today's standards

    Respectfully ...
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    Congrats a hit. If you are interested in the...

    Congrats a hit. If you are interested in the paperwork. I may be able to help you out. Shoot me a PM.

    308861 RI 120136 WASH DC HIGH SCHOOLS
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    1911 Adoption THE Docuemnt!

    Hey guys, been doing some data mining for my research website and came across this document.

    You should all know it well. The date is when Colt's Automatic pistol was adopted as the standard...
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    Yup i didn't notice the dates until shortly after...

    Yup i didn't notice the dates until shortly after I posted it. Oh well.
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    PM sent, I may have discovered a rifle from that...

    PM sent, I may have discovered a rifle from that shipment you mention and would like to discuss those rifles. Thanks
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    Kaliman is correct an "A" denotes 2nd class....

    Kaliman is correct an "A" denotes 2nd class. However I have not been able to determine the Office of Chief of Ordnance's criteria for what defines "second class."
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    Star gauging goes back to late 19th century. Some...

    Star gauging goes back to late 19th century. Some Krags were star gauged. I don't know if it goes back to Trapdoors and prior.
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    It's definitely possible. But I can't say it with...

    It's definitely possible. But I can't say it with absolutely certainty, there's always the possibility that WD Bulletin is very specific on sales only to officers. But from what I found it at NARA,...
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    [QUOTE=sakorick;405711A friend recently found a...

    [QUOTE=sakorick;405711A friend recently found a document in the National Archives that approved Officers to purchase National Match rifles in 1919. These rifles were to turned in each year and...
  24. firstflabn. thanks for your pointed reply. Let me...

    firstflabn. thanks for your pointed reply. Let me reply to your questions individually.
    1. The personnel numbers (by year) was merely used to establish trending over a set period of time. However,...
  25. I typed an error. Could not figure out how to...

    I typed an error. Could not figure out how to edit the post.

    The QM Document from 2/30/1941 stated they had 42,500 rifles (both M1 Garands and M1903s) as the actual count in the hands of Marines....
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