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    Is that a cloud of smoke from firing the rifle...

    Is that a cloud of smoke from firing the rifle with the early not fully smokeless powder, and if so, it seems may be the firing in damp weather/air. Or is the cloud from something else??
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    Maybe the shovel was good for digging the hole...

    Maybe the shovel was good for digging the hole but the helmet scopes out more sand then the small entrenching blade?...
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    Just a wild guess. Possibly a Russian or German...

    Just a wild guess. Possibly a Russian or German POW coat
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    And blend in the hill side better...

    And blend in the hill side better...
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    The hammer is earlier via the course cut cross...

    The hammer is earlier via the course cut cross hatching. Mine is the same. Should be finer cut. Maybe arsenal using up old stock in production...
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    Front line veteran troops!

    Front line veteran troops!
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    Great find and with correct type stock. Is the...

    Great find and with correct type stock. Is the stock cartouche still visible? I have #35616, Ray
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    I had posted about my Ross about a year ago on...

    I had posted about my Ross about a year ago on gun boards. And on that post there was a good discussion on the Ross rifles as well as ones that were on the HMS Canada which went with the ship when it...
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    I just saw some one is fraudulently trying to...

    I just saw some one is fraudulently trying to sell my Ross today in the F/S section on this site.

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=69730

    My rifle is home in my safe. Ray
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    The two guys with rifles are probably Marines...

    The two guys with rifles are probably Marines attached as ship security duty, Ray
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    Two of my favorite type rifles. I also have two...

    Two of my favorite type rifles. I also have two snipers,, An early Trials and a 1944 dated one. Ray
  12. Here's another recent thread with some other...

    Here's another recent thread with some other early RI, 1903's. Including RCS's and mine. Could you post some photos of yours Dunargo. Early year Rock Island rifles still in original form are fairly...
  13. Oops, 106067....

    Oops, 106067....
  14. After January 1, 1907 1903 rifles not made from...

    After January 1, 1907 1903 rifles not made from already made misc.dated parts, the bbl date and serial numbers indicate the approx. date the rifle came off the assembly line.

    Serial Number ...
  15. Nice early RI. Made in the first year of regular...

    Nice early RI. Made in the first year of regular assembly line production and not made from earlier made and/or misc dated parts. It shouldn't be to hard to find those other parts, Ray
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    Joe how is the bore on the rifle? Ray

    Joe how is the bore on the rifle? Ray
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    John's the best! Nice early rifle Joe. Probably...

    John's the best! Nice early rifle Joe. Probably assembled just before the 03 rifle went into regular assembly line production or possibly at the same time because of the serial number and 07 dated...
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    The rear sight base under the wood is not solid...

    The rear sight base under the wood is not solid but open and is commonly referred to as split legs. See photo's # 2 and 10, of the base's on this thread.
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    Yes I see it, I missed it in the first photo...

    Yes I see it, I missed it in the first photo thanks, it has the early correct 08 date. Now all you need is to show the split leg rear sight band to show it's overall correctness. Nice rifle and one...
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    Thanks, can't tell if it has a stock cartouche in...

    Thanks, can't tell if it has a stock cartouche in my photos, picture dark, also if you get a chance pls show the underside of the sight base which should not be solid., Ray
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    I agree! Can't wait for John's opinion, Ray

    I agree! Can't wait for John's opinion, Ray
  22. Almost missed it but it Looks like an M1A1...

    Almost missed it but it Looks like an M1A1 carbine, Ray
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    Helmet liner only

    Helmet liner only
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    Great movie but disappointed in the uniforms worn...

    Great movie but disappointed in the uniforms worn through out the movie. They appear cheap still wrinkled out of the box and same ones for all ranks. No creases in shirts and trousers etc. and all...
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    Looks like a regular/normal hand grenade in a...

    Looks like a regular/normal hand grenade in a grenade discharger, Ray
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