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    All the Model of 1922 series rifles and the 1903...

    All the Model of 1922 series rifles and the 1903 NR Sporter used the same barrel band. It went around the wood and stepped down for a close fit over the barrel. I have seen faked barrel bands for...
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    Yes. The 1903 Springfield NRA Sporter was not a...

    Yes. The 1903 Springfield NRA Sporter was not a sporterized military rifle. It started
    with a new receiver and was built as a sporter.
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    I once owned a repro NRA Sporter stock that had...

    I once owned a repro NRA Sporter stock that had the crossbolts but lacked
    the morticed out place for the cutoff lever. Perhaps mine was an earlier one
    and the maker started making the morticed out...
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    Back in the 1950's and 1960's there were two...

    Back in the 1950's and 1960's there were two categories of high power rifles used in NRA competition. Service rifle which was the M1 rifle, and NRA Match Rifle which could have been
    any type of...
  5. Thread: NRA Sporter

    by Herschel
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    SRS Sales Records show that 1903 Springfield...

    SRS Sales Records show that 1903 Springfield #1265018 was sold as an NRA Sporter on 10-15-24.
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    1903 style T

    You have an original Style T that was sold on 12-16-30. This info is from SRS Sales data.
    I measured the stock on one of my 1922 Springfields, that has the same stock, and
    from back of trigger bow...
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    I have been studying and collecting the 1922...

    I have been studying and collecting the 1922 Series Springfields for 30 years. I have never seen, read of nor heard of a one round magazine.
    I suspect the magazine spring has somehow gotten messed...
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    I have some very sturdy, I believe stainless...

    I have some very sturdy, I believe stainless steel, stripper clips I bought from a
    target shooter supply company in TN years ago. They were not cheap but seem like
    they would last a life time. I...
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    Springfield Armory rebuilt the NM rifles after...

    Springfield Armory rebuilt the NM rifles after they were used in the National Matches each year. Competitors could draw
    at rifle at the matches and turn it in at the end of the matches. As I...
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    Someone may have sprayed the trigger/sear...

    Someone may have sprayed the trigger/sear mechanism with WD 40 under the common misconception that it is a lubricant.

    This can cause the sear to fail to rise up and engage the firing pin. FWIW
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    I bought an 03A4 through the DCM in 1971 with the...

    I bought an 03A4 through the DCM in 1971 with the intention of putting in an aftermarket sporter stock. Fortunately for me I never got around to sporterizing it. I later found
    an M73B1 to mount...
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    1903 #1294644 is a hit on SRS. It was sold as an...

    1903 #1294644 is a hit on SRS. It was sold as an NRA Sporter on 7-11-1929. You can get a copy of the sales record card from SRS at a cost of $65.00. It will show the name of the original purchaser...
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    mmontag, Without a complete serial number I...

    mmontag,

    Without a complete serial number I can't check your serial number against Springfield Research Service records but nearly every serial number between 1294600 and 1294646.
    are listed as...
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    The book The Complete Book Of Sniping, by Senich,...

    The book The Complete Book Of Sniping, by Senich, says on page 96, that the US contracted with Lyman for purchase of Lyman Alaskan scopes for replacements for the M73B1, Lyman
    was too busy with...
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    All the 03A4 rifles I see that came through the...

    All the 03A4 rifles I see that came through the DCM in the 1960's and 1970's came without scopes.
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    When I was trained to fire with the M1 rifle we...

    When I was trained to fire with the M1 rifle we were taught to use a 6 o'clock hold. With a 6 o[clock hold your group would be slightly low of center. I am assuming the lines
    on your target are 1"...
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    There are sporterized 1903 Springfields, many of...

    There are sporterized 1903 Springfields, many of which were made up by a owners or gunsmiths by simply replacing the wood with a Bishop or Fajen stock. There were others made by master gunsmiths,...
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    That is a very interesting rifle. There were...

    That is a very interesting rifle. There were many good gunsmiths back in the 1920's and 1930's that assembled 1903 actions into rifles that were sometimes near works of art.
    The rifle is not a...
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    Tulsa Show for Nov. 2020 has been cancelled

    Check their home page to confirm.
  20. Thread: 1933 SA 1903

    by Herschel
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    1903 #1427281 is not on my SRS list. Many...

    1903 #1427281 is not on my SRS list. Many authentic NM rifles are not on the list.
    The buttplate is not a NM. I believe 1903 NM rifles from the 1930s came with type C
    stocks. It would be...
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    You can remove the triggerguard assembly by...

    You can remove the triggerguard assembly by removing the two screws. The only caution is to get a properly fitting screw driver so as to
    not damage the screw heads.
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    Honestly, I mis-read what the original question...

    Honestly, I mis-read what the original question was. Sorry to take up space with un-needed information.
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    rcathey's instructions will work but I have a...

    rcathey's instructions will work but I have a quicker answer. From a chart from Lyman showing the application of sight bases for various firearms,
    they show a front base having a height of .475"...
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    03A3

    I would go for the arsenal rebuild. It may have some additional value to a collector
    in the future. The mixmaster will be only a shooter in the future.
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