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  1. Thread: Z SERIES 03A4

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    The so-called "Z" series A4 Snipers...

    1. There were actually only two orders of M1903A4 rifles.

    2. the first batch of 20,000

    3. the second batch about 8,xxx.

    4. M1903A3's and M1903A4's were both made in Remington's Ilion Plant...
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    Reply: 1. More pics would help. a. close up of...

    Reply: 1. More pics would help.
    a. close up of bolt handle notch with handle raised & pulled to the rear.
    b. underside of barrel (6 o'clock) about 3 to 5 inches back from muzzle.
    c. receiver...
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    No It's unusual and frankly I had assumed the...

    No It's unusual and frankly I had assumed the "03-A3" and "Remington" were stamped in a single pass but it looks like they were done separately and the receiver shifted in press in this case.

    This...
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    Cipher, Does the w&e adjustment plate or...

    Cipher, Does the w&e adjustment plate or anywhere else on the tube contain an "330 Scope - M.8" designation? The regular Weaver 330 Scope was optionally available with either Cross-wire or tapered...
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    There is no "M-8" Scope. The "330 Scope - M.8"...

    There is no "M-8" Scope.
    The "330 Scope - M.8" is a prewar Weaver commercial Telescopic sight.

    In the early days of M1903A4 production US Ordnance was scrambling to furnish scopes to Remington...
  6. I am inclined to agree with Chuck on the price;...

    I am inclined to agree with Chuck on the price; assuming the barrel and the scope are both good. The issue 03-A3 buttplate has an extended tang on the top. To attach a recoil pad the stock would...
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    The main reason the M84 scope was introduced was...

    The main reason the M84 scope was introduced was so that US snipers would have a scope that was more resistant to moisture than either the Weaver or Lyman predecessors. The M84 was designed by...
  8. Steve, this may have been the basis for the...

    Steve, this may have been the basis for the French made M73B2 scope which incorporated a modified Redfield Jr base having a thumbscrew adjustment/retention nuts. From photos of known examples and the...
  9. For the OP - I would suggest a valuation of not...

    For the OP - I would suggest a valuation of not more than $600.00 US for a badly done M1903A3. The scope, mount base, and probably the stock and bolt are all fakes or bad reproductions; the bayonet...
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    Sorry pics are not available. The notes in my...

    Sorry pics are not available. The notes in my previous post were manually recorded in a small notebook.
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    In the late 60's I owned two of the "Rifle No....

    In the late 60's I owned two of the "Rifle No. 3 Mk1 T". (P14 Snipers)

    The first one was Winchester Sn W80529. I purchased it thru the mail from SARCO for $35.00. minus the scope. This rifle...
  12. Neil have you actually done this? Jim

    Neil have you actually done this? Jim
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    The Remington Society Serial number list is the...

    The Remington Society Serial number list is the most accurate when it comes to M1903A4's you can relay on it.
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    Ok Thanks.

    Ok Thanks.
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    Great! any idea what the shims were made from? ...

    Great! any idea what the shims were made from?

    Jim
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    Per TM9-1603 Ordnance Maintenance Direct...

    Per TM9-1603 Ordnance Maintenance Direct Sighting Telescopes.....

    Gaskets are described as made from "Black Manila Paper" or "Pressboard".

    I believe the diaphragms are a part of the optical...
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    1. Keystone was an OEM stock supplier to...

    1. Keystone was an OEM stock supplier to Remington as well as supplying replacement stocks to the Ordnance department.

    2. Most likely the rifle would have been issued with a late model M73B1...
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    Please post a picture - "rear bolt tap" simply...

    Please post a picture - "rear bolt tap" simply does not compute.
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    Interesting piece Georg! You have done it again...

    Interesting piece Georg! You have done it again :)

    Jim
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    Various TM's and reference books will show the...

    Various TM's and reference books will show the m84 mounted both ways. The better way of doing it is to locate the scope as far forward as possible (with the W/E turrets in front of the front ring).
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    Weaver reportedly furnished about 35,000 scopes...

    Weaver reportedly furnished about 35,000 scopes to the USG during WW2. Remington is known to have made around 28,300~ M1903A4 rifles. The earliest A4's were reportedly furnished with Weaver 330...
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    Lace-on cfeekpads and recoil pads are available...

    Lace-on cfeekpads and recoil pads are available from shooting suppliers. Use one of these as a permanent pad will require alteration of the stock which is a job for a gunsmith.

    Since the rifles...
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    Whoops My mistake :red face: A 12 43 barrel is...

    Whoops My mistake :red face: A 12 43 barrel is most likely original to the receiver. Are there any traces of the original factory inspection stamps or sub-inspectors stamps? Naturally these would...
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    Your rifle's Feb 43 barrel is way too early for...

    Your rifle's Feb 43 barrel is way too early for that receiver. It is most likely a replacement probably done when the rest of the rifle was rebuilt at RIA.

    I believe a fair value would be on the...
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    In any case M100C apparently purchased this rifle...

    In any case M100C apparently purchased this rifle from a licensed dealer using a form 4473 so he is going to have a clear title. I would not lose any sleep over where the rifle came from in the...
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