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    Not all were marked

    I have a Victory Model in .38 S&W....Would unmarked grip(s) be indicative of arsenal overhaul? Mine is all matching, except for one of the grips...Paid $400 for it at a show in Tulsa...Not the...
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    Question...Does the barrel have a date and...

    Question...Does the barrel have a date and letters indicating a contract. Those vise marks could be from a pipe fitter's that USMC used to rebarrel 03's with 1938-1942. Shame if that was a low serial...
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    Suspicious...

    .Doubts regarding originality...1)Stock has cuts for M1903A3....2) bright blue lower band...3) As far as I know, Marine Sniper '03s bolts were polished, not left in the blue, and serialized to the...
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    Spare Parts Container...

    I am reasonably certain that this was an issue item at one time or another. It fit in the larger hole in the buttstock, often having a corresponding groove. If I recall properly, they were issued as...
  5. Thread: SRS check

    by El Woodman
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    Almost forgot

    Rack # on side of buttstock in 1/2" letters-C S and below that 1 2 6. the 1 may have been scratched out...Any ideas?
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    by El Woodman
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    SRS check

    Springfield Armory m1903 #1026825...And Question...Did the Corps always leave vice marks when rebarrelling or were some USMC '03s without them? Hatcher hole yes, unmarked scant stock w/ replacement...
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    Did I miss something?

    Local gun show, this one vendor had 2 non-matching U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, Model of 1917s, priced at $1,595.00, acting righteously proud of them...They were mix=masteThe "R" rec. had a "W" bbl, "E"...
  8. "Modified"

    "Modified" is, I believe, an unofficial designation. It applies to Remington M1903s that have some stamped, rather than machined, parts, that facilitated mass production. Magazine & floorplate in...
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    My eye on it

    Saw a M1903 in a local shop...Would a 11/29 barrel be correct on a 1.028,??? ser. no. (didn't write down)?
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    M1903A4gery

    Many have tried to make M1903A4s out of other rifles. By your SerNo., it's a late RIA, possibly factory finished w/ SA parts. The bluing on the barrel is aftermarket. All '03A4s, to my knowledge have...
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    Lack of "US" on the front, and manufacturer on...

    Lack of "US" on the front, and manufacturer on the back makes me suspect it is Korean or Vietnamese in origin. My $.02
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    Sub inspection..

    Thank you RTL. What I thought. Might say I've been reading you for too long, but...
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    I mentioned it...Read carefully

    I mentioned it...Read carefully
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    , oNot to sound like a prick elitist, but It's a...

    , oNot to sound like a prick elitist, but It's a Marine thing...I know, "everybody" calls them Springfields...But not around here ...There are several rifles we discuss-M1903, M1903A1, M1903A3,...
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    Cross on Early Remingtom 03 bolt

    Picked up an early (1941-42) Remington '03 bolt. It has an outline of a cross (like the Swiss flag) on the rear face of the root handle...A sub inspector's mark, perhaps. Thankyou in advance. SF!
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    Curved "7"s indicate an SA Rear Sight ladder ;...

    Curved "7"s indicate an SA Rear Sight ladder ; RIA Rear Sight Ladders have straight stemmed "7"s..Dig the platinum vertical inlay on the aperture...
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    Rear Sight Ladder

    Due to the curved "7"s on the RSL, that is an SA part, not RIA. RIA RSLs have straight "7"s. Nice RIA one bolt stock...
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