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  1. I thought that you might like to see the...

    I thought that you might like to see the completed rifle. It is on a nickle steel M1903 receiver with a HS Barrel (second barrel), Timney trigger, glass bedded in a "C" stock and long slide Lyman 48...
  2. Picture of Lyman 48 03A3 sight on a M1903 Imgur:...

    Picture of Lyman 48 03A3 sight on a M1903
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    Note the Target knobs, the long slide for 1000 yard shooting and the modification so that the stock does not have to b...
  3. Chuck The sight that you have pictured is not an...

    Chuck
    The sight that you have pictured is not an 03A3 rear sight. It looks very much like a pre-war or early post WWII Lyman 48C for a M1903. I suspect that if you look at the front of the base...
  4. I believe that the sight is on crooked, but it is...

    I believe that the sight is on crooked, but it is for both the 03 and the 03A3. Look closely at the front view and at the bottom you will see this annotated.
    FWIW
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    From the M1917 Rifle Manual published in 1917...

    From the M1917 Rifle Manual published in 1917 revised in 1918"

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    FWIW
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    Bruce in OZ Your information concerning the ...

    Bruce in OZ
    Your information concerning the ammunition for the M1917 when it was adopted is incorrect. The correct nomenclature is: .30 caliber ball cartridge, Model of 1906. Below is an excerpt...
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    Here is more 03A3 Sales Info Imgur: The magic...

    Here is more 03A3 Sales Info

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    I do not want to use the term “mint” but at one...

    I do not want to use the term “mint” but at one time there were some NEW 03A3 Rifles available through the DCM. The Army was required to separate these as there was an 11% excise tax on all new...
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    Brian Dick My apologies, I just reread your post'

    Brian Dick
    My apologies, I just reread your post'
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    For Brian Dick There are no Rock Island Arsenal...

    For Brian Dick
    There are no Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) 030A3's either
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    MK2 MOD 1 Navy Garand At one time when I was...

    MK2 MOD 1 Navy Garand
    At one time when I was shooting in the Far South West, we used to sometimes shoot the Long Range course (B):
    I shot the MK2 MOD 1 in two of these matches
    Ammo FA65 M118 Lot...
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    The Good Old Days

    On this day 74 years ago, I was a Radarman on a picket cruiser finishing up gunnery practice (AA & Shore bombardment) off Calebra, an island off Cuba. From there we were scheduled to proceed to the...
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    Navy Garand MK1MOD1

    Navy MK2 MOD 1 Garands (My Nomenclature is incorrect in the title)

    How many of you Garand fans were ever able to shoot the Navy MK2 Mod1 Garand in competition? In 1967 I was a systems engineer on...
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    This is what it should look like. The band...

    This is what it should look like. The band allows the rifling to bite into and rotate the shell when it cannot bite into the steel projectile. This looks like an English version of a shell for the...
  15. No. The Lyman 48 and all standard receiver...

    No. The Lyman 48 and all standard receiver sights mount on the left side of the 70. Redfield & Vaver receiver sights all mount on left side of M70. There were many different scope sight bases...
  16. Here are some more pictures showing various...

    Here are some more pictures showing various versions. Sorry about the fold but my scanner does not allow too much of a fold on the book. They show some variation of the M70 over time and may aid...
  17. Here are pictures from the American Rifleman...

    Here are pictures from the American Rifleman magazine for November 1936 on the introduction of the M70:

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  18. When the M70 was introduced, the scope sight was...

    When the M70 was introduced, the scope sight was not in wide use and those that were in use were mounted high so the M70 safety was not a problem. As scope mounts became lower, using the original...
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    While it was true that the P1914 rifle was...

    While it was true that the P1914 rifle was initially fitted with a long range Volly Sight that was supposed to be used from 1600 to 2600 yards, in practice, it proved to be ineffectual and the sight...
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    According to an article in the American Rifleman...

    According to an article in the American Rifleman Magazine dated September 1969 the ammunition used at the 1963 National matches was LC 63 NM. I quote:"By 1963 production capacity at Frankford...
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    We used to call them "monkey drills" and the "S"...

    We used to call them "monkey drills" and the "S" stocked M1903's was much easier to handle than the "C": stocks when doing the Queen Anne's salute and the fancy manual of arms or the 21 count...
  22. Hi I believe that those were Peruvian Mausers. ...

    Hi
    I believe that those were Peruvian Mausers. I bought two, one was OK, but the other had a hole rusted through the receiver ring. I was going to return it but some guy wanted it and I sold it. ...
  23. I have one last comment about your .243 varmint...

    I have one last comment about your .243 varmint rifle. As I have previously indicated, it was manufactured in the first year of the post 64 rifles production and was offered only in 243 and as a...
  24. In the final days, 03A3 barrels were selling...

    In the final days, 03A3 barrels were selling through the DCM for $0,99. I bought several and some were 4 groove SC's. I still have one 4 groove SC and one Remington 2 groove still in the wrap. If...
  25. As I have previously indicated, your rifle was an...

    As I have previously indicated, your rifle was an early post-64, (probably first year of production) model by serial number. I believe that your rifle came before Winchester offered barreled...
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