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    ATO. IMHO the stock has not been sanded. The...

    ATO. IMHO the stock has not been sanded. The finger grooves are crisp and not rounded over. The reinforcement bolts have not been sanded or filled with new finish. The color on these rifles will vary...
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    Those came out excellent. The stock grooves and...

    Those came out excellent. The stock grooves and finish especially look good. Did you plug the scope mount holes? I like the domed head type of screw plug, although they're a little hard to find. Most...
  3. Limpetine, That's good! It's kind of what I...

    Limpetine, That's good! It's kind of what I suspected, but just wanted some confirmation. Thanks for your help. Salt Flat
  4. Well that's what I was really curious about. It...

    Well that's what I was really curious about. It looks like two separate year dates but doesn't really say FTR per say. I'm still learning about all of this, so please bear with me.
  5. Jim, The mag has the same serial as the body, but...

    Jim, The mag has the same serial as the body, but I guess anybody could've stamped it on there. Thanks--
  6. 1945 LB No4 MKI * Butt Socket marking question--

    Hello Friends, A few questions that have been puzzling me - On the left side of the butt socket of my 1945 Long Branch is stamped “52” and “48”. Are these FTR dates or possibly an auxillary serial...
  7. Rustygun-- I measured one of each. The 1903...

    Rustygun-- I measured one of each. The 1903 sight total height with the base was 1.430 while the 03a3 was 1.490. So the 03a3 is .060 higher (on my rifles anyway). Salt Flat
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    To all--Thanks for the replies. I will leave it...

    To all--Thanks for the replies. I will leave it alone to live as originally intended! Salt Flat
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    Springfield 03 scant stock question

    I have an unmodified and unmessed with Springfield '03 Scant stock. It has the S in the cutoff cutout. I am tempted to inlet it for the 03a3 handguard ring but hesitate for fear of reducing it's...
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    Right now that's a bargain price, especially from...

    Right now that's a bargain price, especially from Cabelas. Pictures?
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    dxves, What a find-- $30! Are you familiar with...

    dxves, What a find-- $30! Are you familiar with the electrolysis method of rust removal? This looks like a prime candidate for using it. There are several threads on this forum on how to proceed....
  12. I guess I was looking at the wrong 5th Infantry...

    I guess I was looking at the wrong 5th Infantry (Division). The 5th Infantry (Regiment) was formed in 1808 and participated in the Indian Wars, so 1879 makes sense. Great information--- Thank You,...
  13. Jim, Does the SRS give a year for when they went...

    Jim, Does the SRS give a year for when they went to the 5th Inf.? From what I gather the 5th was organized in 1917 in preparation for WWI. Maybe these were to be used for training? It seems a...
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    You might try Hoosier Gun Works.

    You might try Hoosier Gun Works.
  15. Thanks Jim-- I've had this rifle in the back of...

    Thanks Jim-- I've had this rifle in the back of the safe for a long time. During the pandemic I've had time to research some of these. Salt Flat
  16. SRS request for Trapdoor Springfield #6528

    This is a cutdown rifle but thought I'd check anyway. No. 6528

    Still waiting for a Custer carbine!

    Thanks! Salt Flat
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    David, You have invested time and money in this...

    David, You have invested time and money in this project. YOUR thread has 1364 views! This thread and You will be missed if you stop at this point.
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    David, I understand how you feel but agree with...

    David, I understand how you feel but agree with the others. When you are dealing with 120+ year old parts, perfection is tough to achieve. Just the fact that you have found a full length intact rifle...
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    RE the 1st picture---Man the muzzle blast and...

    RE the 1st picture---Man the muzzle blast and energy release in that little room must have been horrendous. I see no ear protection but that was probably the least of their problems with tanks...
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    Ok, Here is another one that blows my mind-- It...

    Ok, Here is another one that blows my mind-- It is a 1903a4 clone that is made from a recovered drill rifle. Don't get me wrong, I like most recovered 03a3s if done right. But the cost should be way...
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    Ok, Here is another one that blows my mind-- It...

    Ok, Here is another one that blows my mind-- It is a 1903a4 clone that is made from a recovered drill rifle. Don't get me wrong, I like most recovered 03a3s if done right. But the cost should be way...
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    Excellent - that came out great. The wood has...

    Excellent - that came out great. The wood has just the right shape and color. I have a similar project (Mk I***) so I know how hard it is to acquire all those correct parts! Salt Flat
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    The contour looks like 03 springfield. Look for...

    The contour looks like 03 springfield. Look for the rear sight indexing pin location. This would be at about 2:00 when viewed from yhe shooters position. I think the "P" on the barrel is indicative...
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    Wow! That worked out great-- another one saved....

    Wow! That worked out great-- another one saved. Salt Flat
  25. Value? Jim, Welcome to the forum. Very nice Irvin. (too...

    Jim, Welcome to the forum. Very nice Irvin. (too warm for Berkley but a nice piece of history). My Dad spent the war at Naval Air Station El Centro California as a aircraft propeller mechanic.
    Salt...
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