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    Steve: Many thanks for all your research....

    Steve:

    Many thanks for all your research. There are not that many left in the internet age that provide sound and fact based observation and conclusion vs. the ever present loudest troll in the...
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    1903 Extractor Marking ID

    While sorting a box of 1903 parts, I came across this extractor marking. Can anyone shed light on it please?
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    Welcome to the 1903s! Roy is correct. The stock...

    Welcome to the 1903s! Roy is correct. The stock has been routed to add the grasping grooves. Also, the rear sight collar has been end milled on the sides to mimic true lightening cuts and has been...
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    Sight collar correct?

    I finally managed to find my Ferris/Beard production alterations book and noted on p.26 that the split sight base was discontinued in October 1907. So, since the barrel is 10-08 dated, then I'm...
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    Thanks Rick. You are correct. We often forego the...

    Thanks Rick. You are correct. We often forego the significance of the rebuild as part of the story of the 1903. We kinda get the notion of a haphazard slap together rifle that has lost it's pedigree...
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    UPDATE: How to cry in one disassembly

    Well. I've spent all my tears and can now post. First out of the stock showed a full sight collar vs. split so I knew immediately. It was a put together. Not a horrible one, but damn sure not as...
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    Ray: I'm still traveling and will get some more...

    Ray: I'm still traveling and will get some more pics up when I get back to the house. It's a one bolt CN 1908 stock with 10-08bbl. What's your take on the receiver date vs. barrel date discrepancy?...
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    Early Rock Island Find

    Traveling for work and wandered into a small local gun show yesterday. Wasn't expecting much, but holy batman. I almost fell over reaching for my wallet when I saw this. VERY reasonably priced. Also...
  9. USMC clone range testing: It's all about the node

    Spent a wonderful but BRUTAL day at the range with my USMC clone (924K w/ CMP stock, Criterion barrel, Hi Lux Unertl) trying to work up some loads. I say brutal because I put 100rds through it in a...
  10. Good grief! That's insane! I have a copy of the...

    Good grief! That's insane! I have a copy of the "Production and Alteration" book signed by CS Ferris. Must be worth $500! I need to get JB to sign it as well and it'll fetch $1000!!
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    Cabela's is psychotic, as always

    We have all shook our heads, said "wow", or much worse language when we look at 1903s in the Cabela's gun library. You know the ones. "Patton's rifle" and all that, but this one just absolutely blew...
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    John, Where did you finally find the...

    John, Where did you finally find the correspondence?
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    Thanks John. I have a line on a 12/42 A3. Would a...

    Thanks John. I have a line on a 12/42 A3. Would a pinned stock w/RA stamp be correct for that, or was that time pre RA stamp?
  14. Jim, I have noticed the same through various...

    Jim,

    I have noticed the same through various bouts with genealogy. Tends to be dang confusing when the same name keeps getting passed down. One or the other of my names has been swapped and reused...
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    John, Reclama on the barrel date mentioned....

    John,

    Reclama on the barrel date mentioned. The rifle is serial 3939709 with a barrel date of 8-43 as opposed to 9-43 reported through fading memory.
  16. Rock Island Auction '03 Sporter: Owner History

    I was perusing the upcoming Rock Island Auction catalog and saw an advertised '03 sporter as having a brass tag with Stanton D. Custer inlaid in the forearm. On a whim, I hit the net and found this:...
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    Pinned v. Bolt Remington 1903A3 stocks

    I can't seem to determine the serial time frame for pinned vs. cross bolt 1903A3 Remingtons. Can someone assist? Basic question is if a 9-43 Remington would have a pinned stock. The teach a man to...
  18. Good catch. I should have broken that out because...

    Good catch. I should have broken that out because it did uncover a huge difference that put the Swede Mauser at the top. See updated list. Note that there were Chilean and "other" Mausers calculated...
  19. Didn't analyze those because of the separate...

    Didn't analyze those because of the separate Springfield match, but the 3 competitors that shot an '03 in the Vintage match averaged around 256 with a high place of 116 with an 03A3. The overall...
  20. An analysis of milsurp bolt rifles @ Camp Perry 2009

    Tinkering around looking at rifle performance by type at the 2009 vintage match. No surprise that the K31 was popular and did well, but big surprise was that Krag shooters actually averaged higher....
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    Stock Stamp: "ENT 31"

    I obtained a correct 1917 '03 that has ENT 31 stamped on the right side of the stock, just above the butt plate line. Letter size and style is similar to the "battleship" stampings (USWV, UTAH,...
  22. I'll get it right at some point!

    http://books.google.com/books?id=9srPAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA24&lpg=PA24&dq=corrosion+under+oil+films&source=bl&ots=VWIiOvYMQB&sig=6vUQBGZ3WJS8IpabS0EtaPw43oE&hl=en&ei=sdolSunZKM2ktwed74DqBg&sa=X&oi=book_result...
  23. "Corrosion Under Oil Films"..cure for early '03 woes

    Many of you have probably read this, but I found it on Google books and thought I'd pass along the link. ...
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    Absolutely beautiful!! Was that Schnabel fore end...

    Absolutely beautiful!! Was that Schnabel fore end one of the identifiers for Adolph? Seems like I saw a similar stock on a rifle at a local gun show the other day. Can't remember the checkering...
  25. So what's the deal with low numbered '03s??

    What rifle did York carry?...Is this "cartouche" real or fake?...My cousin traded a Sears double barrel for this 1903 with a funny stamp on the muzzle and a serial number on the bolt..How much is it...
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