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    Well I have built about 45 1903 1903A3 M1 Garands...

    Well I have built about 45 1903 1903A3 M1 Garands and have installed new barrel and used barrels and head spaced all with no issues. To check the head spacing is no big deal with gauges. If you...
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    To head space a rifle you need gauges, GO, No-Go,...

    To head space a rifle you need gauges, GO, No-Go, and possible a field gauges. Insert the gauge in the chamber, I strip the bolt so there is no interference between the gauge and bolt. The bolt...
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    You need to CHECK the head space every time you...

    You need to CHECK the head space every time you change the barrel or bolt.
    If the barrel does not head space you may need to chamber ream barrel to achieve the correct head spacing. Or try...
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    You cannot restore the roll marks. If the...

    You cannot restore the roll marks. If the Property of US Government has been removed it will never look correct if you try and remark it. Just leave as it is. The more you mess with it the worse...
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    Type 99's have an index mark and you need to...

    Type 99's have an index mark and you need to align the barrel index mark with the receiver index mark. Once aligned you will need to head space the bolt.
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    RNG Number will be emailed in 6 to 8 weeks per...

    RNG Number will be emailed in 6 to 8 weeks per CMP announcement. Some RGN number have go out. I have receive mine. BUT do not call the CMP asking about the numbers. Read the information on their...
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    Based on the s/n it was made in 1931. It has...

    Based on the s/n it was made in 1931. It has been engraved very nicely. As far as value I do not know as it has been modified. But if you know who engraved it that may help in determining a price....
  8. Thread: Z SERIES 03A4

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    I think what may clear this up is, Remington...

    I think what may clear this up is, Remington overran their serial number range on both the 1903A3's and A4's. Remington placed a "Z" on the Remington A3's and A4's that over ran the s/n base. Smith...
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    Alaskan Lyman "B" series serial numbers were...

    Alaskan Lyman "B" series serial numbers were first used on the 03A3 and M1C. The nomenclature on the Alaskan Lyman scopes were changed to M81 or M82.
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    From what I can see of the rear sight, it is...

    From what I can see of the rear sight, it is either a 1898 or 1902. Both utilized the same hand guard.
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    The second 03 (WWII REMINGTON MODEL 1903...

    The second 03 (WWII REMINGTON MODEL 1903 SPRINGFIELD RIFLE-1942 DATED BARREL - Curios Relics at GunBroker.com : 891264511) from the description of the s/n being etched on the bolt and stamped on the...
  12. Thread: Barrel markings

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    WL72 is the heat lot number. The other number...

    WL72 is the heat lot number. The other number and letters re sub-inspector stamps.
  13. Thread: Z SERIES 03A4

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    Remington 008Z I purchased around 1992 from an...

    Remington 008Z I purchased around 1992 from an estate. I just put the rifle in the safe and was happy. Than around 2005 s/n 009Z came up as a receiver only. Cost me $125.00. I had all of the...
  14. Thread: Z SERIES 03A4

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    Found them, well the asking price is high but who...

    Found them, well the asking price is high but who knows.
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    These are the two with the Z. ...

    These are the two with the Z.
    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2020/12/Xyoa6Kxl-1.jpg
  16. Thread: Z SERIES 03A4

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    Remington used a "Z" and Smith Corona used a "C"....

    Remington used a "Z" and Smith Corona used a "C". It was not only the A4's but the A3's as well. I have 2 Remington A3's with a Z prefix.
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    Check Ebay they are a lot cheaper than from that...

    Check Ebay they are a lot cheaper than from that seller on Amazon.
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    The serial numbers are also out of alignment. It...

    The serial numbers are also out of alignment. It most likely is a real A4 just one of those anomalies in the production were the roll die was out of alignment. Just look at the errors that happened...
  19. Thread: Is It Worth It?

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    And if was on the CMP auction it would be near...

    And if was on the CMP auction it would be near double that price. As said, it is worth what someone is will to pay, or two people, or or three ....

    See what very good pictures can do for an...
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    The only time I would buy a National Ordnance...

    The only time I would buy a National Ordnance rifle is for the other parts and not the receiver. I would introduce the receiver to the 15 inch metal chop saw.
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    If you are now concerned with the quality of the...

    If you are now concerned with the quality of the repair than pass on the rifle. You will always have that little voice in your head. There were some very good stock repairs done by very competent...
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    If you Google "japanese rifle dust cover lengths"...

    If you Google "japanese rifle dust cover lengths" there are some good articles on the lengths of the dust covers
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    C7/C8 Bayonet Assembly B2005

    C7/C8 Bayonet Assembly B2005
  24. An NS (Nickle Steel) marked bolt would be correct...

    An NS (Nickle Steel) marked bolt would be correct for your s/n. Stock is a replacement with the stock pins. Nice rifle, I would only change the bolt.
  25. JA would be FJA for Frank J Atwood inspector. ...

    JA would be FJA for Frank J Atwood inspector. The SA on the butt would be a rebuild stamp. I7 bolt is from 1915 1916 time frame, single heat treated. Stock with FJA and not grasping grooves is a...
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