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    Well, I finally decided that it probably would be...

    Well, I finally decided that it probably would be best to open the can to see what's inside (curiosity had a bit to do with it too...) And a good thing I did. as it answered some of my questions. ...
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    Promo -- If you will re-read the original post...

    Promo --
    If you will re-read the original post by Ed Skeels, the title says "Z SERIES 03A4". Period. Not clones, not 03a3's, not any other altered prefixed serial number rifles, but specifically...
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    [QUOTE=Promo;494075]I don't know what you were...

    [QUOTE=Promo;494075]I don't know what you were reading, but mark1 stated that Z prefixes were added to 03A3 rifles as well and that he has two of them. When I asked him for pictures of his 03A3...
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    That's exactly my point. Regardless of the font...

    That's exactly my point. Regardless of the font sizes, the 1903A4 was a separate and unique rifle, including the way the serial numbers were positioned and sized on the receiver due to provisions...
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    M1903rifle -- Based on your logic that the font...

    M1903rifle -- Based on your logic that the font was in fact "smaller" on the A4's, wouldn't that mean there should be ample room in "front of" the serial number of ALL true A4's to place the added...
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    Just for clarification, (since the topic of this...

    Just for clarification, (since the topic of this thread 1903a4 sniper rifles), Smith-Corona never made a 1903a4 rifle. The government contract for all 1903a4 sniper rifles went exclusively to...
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    Mark1-- Interesting that your "Z" prefix A4's...

    Mark1--

    Interesting that your "Z" prefix A4's have the "Z" stamped over the serial numbers and the "Z" appears to be in a smaller font. Also interesting that Remington records state that the Z...
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    115311115312115313Took some pics of the can, hope...

    115311115312115313Took some pics of the can, hope I can attach them to this post....

    Can anyone explain the Cryllic writing on this can, specifically, how many rounds are inside and what type?
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    Yes, you are correct, it is a soldered...

    Yes, you are correct, it is a soldered zinc-plated can and no signs of rust or having been opened. The metal does have a bit of white powder on it, understand its just zinc-oxide, rather common...
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    Thanks for the reply, but the ammo tin I have is...

    Thanks for the reply, but the ammo tin I have is dated 1948 so its not anything pre-1908
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    Vintage Russian Mil-surp Ammo Question

    Have been going through my ammo "resources", thinning out some non-used items prior to an upcoming relocation. Ran across a sealed tin of Russian 7.62x54R that I bought many years ago & forgot I...
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    I recall years ago seeing either a picture or a...

    I recall years ago seeing either a picture or a short video of an M44 being fired at dusk. The sun had already set but there was still just enough light to see the target & the shooter. Needless...
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    Not sure where mine was made, under the crown its...

    Not sure where mine was made, under the crown its stamped E.R. Can I assume that this was made at the Enfield factory? Also, the serial number on it is 7449 (no prefix).
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    Enfield SMLE Mk1*** Question

    Hoping to get some info on a rifle I acquired a while back. Its an SMLE Mk1*** dated 1903, with additional date stamps of '04, '05, '06 and '07 on the wrist band. Bore looks great, seems to be...
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    Most obvious giveaway to me is at the front of...

    Most obvious giveaway to me is at the front of the barrel where you can plainly see where the original front sight was removed. Original 03a4's never had a front sight installed, hence the...
  16. Have seen some M49's in 95+% condition, all...

    Have seen some M49's in 95+% condition, all matching, all original, having sold for $600-$900+...Blue Book value for the same gun is about $500-$600 (all prices U.S. $) I figure that a...
  17. M49 Persian Mauser - Restoration Project?

    Have a chance to purchase an M49 Persian Carbine, or at least, whats left of it, for a very good price. Metal shows light surface rust, bore is dirty but shiny and the stock looks original & very...
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    Sold one of mine 6-7 years ago, also in very good...

    Sold one of mine 6-7 years ago, also in very good condition, for around $450 IIRC, but did not have the volley sites. I also have one very similar to your description, wouldn't think of selling...
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    Uhhh......i think its called "acetic" acid. ...

    Uhhh......i think its called "acetic" acid. Citric acid comes from citrus; oranges, lemons, limes, and can be a bit corrosive in itself. All that being said, understand that the vinegar will...
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    Thanks to all for the info on this! Now that I...

    Thanks to all for the info on this! Now that I know I'm not the only one with this problem, i can spend my spare time cleaning everything again and know what I'm doing!

    THANKS! --728shooter
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    Green "Crud" on my Slings?

    Not sure if this is the correct forum for this but I gotta start somewhere. I'm sure I'm not the first person to mention this topic, probably already discussed somewhere else, if so, please direct...
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    Jap Ammo Box?

    Acquired from my family's (in-laws) estate this Jap box, which appears to possibly be a Jap ammo box? Can anyone out there read what it says on the lid? The box measures approximately 5 1/2 x 11...
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    One caveat that bears mentioning here: The...

    One caveat that bears mentioning here: The younger generations that follow show very little interest in firearms such as this. To them, these are ancient weapons from an era well before they were...
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    Well, I went back to that shop today and...

    Well, I went back to that shop today and lo-and-behold, the rifle was not there. Asked the clerk if he knew what happened to it, he went to speak to the guy in the back room and I heard him say it...
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    Finn M-27 -- To Buy or Not?

    Stopped by a local pawn shop yesterday to see what they had, hadn't been there in quite some time. Not much to choose from except a couple of Mosin 91's....or so I thought.

    Asked to see one...
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