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    Spanish Mauser Model 1943

    I quite unexpectedly picked up a nice, all matching Spanish Mauser "La Coruna" M43 short rifle with an excellent bore the other day. I stopped into a gun shop I hadn't visited for years because I...
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    This is mentioned in Lt. Colonel Brophy's book on...

    This is mentioned in Lt. Colonel Brophy's book on the 1903 rifle.
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    Thanks for the compliment and the information,...

    Thanks for the compliment and the information, RC20. I would like to pick up a throat erosion gauge sometime in the future to satisfy my curiosity. Do you have contact information for the Steven...
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    Thank you, Jim! It's a great shooter, too. I've...

    Thank you, Jim! It's a great shooter, too. I've been having a lot of fun shooting it lately now that the weather has finally broken around here.
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    Thank you, Ed!

    Thank you, Ed!
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    Quick Question For Our 1903 Experts

    Hello. Could one of our resident experts please tell me what these marks mean to you? Do they appear to be armory struck? Do they indicate that this barrel and receiver were mated at the armory? Are...
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    Beautiful rifle! The stock is exceptionally...

    Beautiful rifle! The stock is exceptionally handsome!
  8. Hahahaha Well, that's one possibility! Actually,...

    Hahahaha Well, that's one possibility! Actually, that extra hole was created by the spotting round I fired before making my final sight adjustments immediately preceding the last group fired. The...
  9. Thank you, Ovidio, and Happy Easter to you! ...

    Thank you, Ovidio, and Happy Easter to you!

    ---------- Post added at 09:40 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:39 AM ----------

    One point I failed to mention earlier is that I discovered very...
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    Link To Range Report:...

    Link To Range Report: https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=64245
  11. Took My Springfield 1903 To The Range For the First Time Today

    I took my sporterized NRA Sporter to the range for the first time today and I think I had a pretty good day. I say think because I don't know what kind of groups should be expected from these rifles...
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    I finally got around to taking some photos of my...

    I finally got around to taking some photos of my rifle's front sight with its protector removed. As you can see, it is a Lyman 26 NS blade with gold bead and its base does have the alignment mark in...
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    Thanks, Promo!

    Thanks, Promo!
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    Thank you, gsimmons and Herschel for your...

    Thank you, gsimmons and Herschel for your information and help. :thup:
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    Thanks for the reply. Iíll investigate the Dunlop lead.
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    NRA Sporter Stocks

    Are these possible to find for sale? Does a source for them exist? Are there reproduction versions available?

    Thank you!
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    Well, I removed the front sight protector (it was...

    Well, I removed the front sight protector (it was bent, anyway) and, as m1903rifle correctly stated, my rifle has a Lyman front sight blade inserted in the stock SA front sight base.

    Thanks to...
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    There are many variables, of course, but if you...

    There are many variables, of course, but if you sight-in your rifle to impact dead-on @ 25 yards with a standard 150gr .30-06 FMJBT load (~2910 fps MV, ~.408 BC), you should be very close to dead-on...
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    It's really difficult to see much with the sight...

    It's really difficult to see much with the sight protector present, but, judging by your photos, it looks to me like the front sight blade on my rifle is probably a Lyman. Thanks for posting the...
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    Ah, got it! Thank you for the information!

    Ah, got it! Thank you for the information!
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    Thanks, Jim. I got it on eBay for $20, "guntools"...

    Thanks, Jim. I got it on eBay for $20, "guntools" is the seller's name.
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    Thank you, gentleman, for the information. As...

    Thank you, gentleman, for the information.

    As the rifle has been confirmed (as much as humanly possible) that it is a DCM Sporter that was either sold to a governmental agency or individual member...
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    NRA Sporter Front Sight Question

    What kind of front sight/front sight blade did the Springfield Armory install on their DCM/NRA sporter rifles? Here is the photo of the one on mine. As I've mentioned earlier, I know next to nothing...
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    I made my first proper examination of the bore...

    I made my first proper examination of the bore today and I am happy to report it is bright with strong rifling. According to my Fisher muzzle gauge, the muzzle diameter stands at .3010. Not bad for...
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    I finally got the new recoil pad installed that I...

    I finally got the new recoil pad installed that I got to replace the stock's original one which time and usage had made completely unserviceable. I think it looks pretty good and should come in handy...
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