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    I bought a type one NM M1, #6095050, at the...

    I bought a type one NM M1, #6095050, at the National Matches, Camp Perry, OH in 1958. I believe it has the 54 dated barrel and a large star on the left side of the barrel above the gas cyl.

    FWIW
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    I suggest you go to gunbroker auction and do an...

    I suggest you go to gunbroker auction and do an advanced search, maybe it is called smart search, of completed auctions. You will probably
    be able to find a similar rifle that has sold or received...
  3. I bought an 03A3 through he DCM in the late...

    I bought an 03A3 through he DCM in the late 1950s. It was a Smith Corona and was like new, might have been through rebuild.
    In the 1960s I bought at M1 Carbine and a 1911A1 pistol. None were in...
  4. Beautiful rifles. I would say the third one...

    Beautiful rifles.

    I would say the third one is an NRA Sporter that was upgraded by G & H. Am I right?
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    Springfield Research Service shows several serial...

    Springfield Research Service shows several serial numbers in that serial number range as national match rifles.
    The national match rifles were issued at the national matches then rebuilt as...
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    rcathy, Check your email.

    rcathy, Check your email.
  7. Be prepared for possible disappointment when you...

    Be prepared for possible disappointment when you get the writing translated. I mentioned these flags to a retired USAF COL who collects WWII militaria. He said the flags were in great demand by US...
  8. The sight you need for your rifle is a Lyman 48C...

    The sight you need for your rifle is a Lyman 48C or 48S. The elevation scale on the slide should be numbered to 125, The scale is in minutes of angle, not yards to target. The Lyman 48 sight used...
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    You have some beautiful rifles.

    You have some beautiful rifles.
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    I own NM M1 Rifle, #6095050, that I bought as a...

    I own NM M1 Rifle, #6095050, that I bought as a new item at Cp. Perry on August 28, 1958. I had dozens of new NM M1's to pick from in the arms room. I selected a high numbered one as I had heard...
  11. As understand the questiion, you would need a...

    As understand the questiion, you would need a base to clamp on the dovetails then attach a bar to it long enough to space the scope blocks 7.2 inches apart. Scope mounting blocks are being made so...
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    About 35 years ago I knew Dr.John McC. Smith in...

    About 35 years ago I knew Dr.John McC. Smith in Little Rock, AR. In WWII he had served as a doctor in the military. He had a photo in his office of him in a t-shirt with a Model 1911A1 in shoulder...
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    The M2 rifle in the photo would be a 22 LR cal.

    The M2 rifle in the photo would be a 22 LR cal.
  14. Thread: My A4

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    I have an '03A4 I bought through the DCM in 1971....

    I have an '03A4 I bought through the DCM in 1971. Unfortunately it came to me looking like it had been in a war. It is not a pretty as some but has the original parts and finish. It has the very...
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    I would say that the vast majority of the roughly...

    I would say that the vast majority of the roughly 5,000 NRA Sporters came in the unmodified configuration, e.g. uncheckered NRA stock. It common to find the NRA sporters with varying quality...
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    I can't cite a source for this information but I...

    I can't cite a source for this information but I have heard for years that the pistols were designed to be dropped into German occupied territory for use by the partisans. There planned use was for...
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    robertmcdonald68, This thread is as good a...

    robertmcdonald68,

    This thread is as good a place as any to ask. Springfield Research Service records is the the only place I know of to check on information concerning military weapons.
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    If you provide the complete serial number and ask...

    If you provide the complete serial number and ask for a Springfield Research Service check someone who has bought the SRS information might check to see if it is listed. A very small percentage of...
  19. Thread: NRA Sporter

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    SRS records show 1903 Springfield rifle #1262021...

    SRS records show 1903 Springfield rifle #1262021 to be an NRA Sporter that was sold
    May 24, 1924. The name, city and state of he original purchaser can be obtained from SRS. Cost of the letter...
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    When I went to work as a Deputy U. S. Marshal in...

    When I went to work as a Deputy U. S. Marshal in 1960 there were two model 1907 Winchesters in the office firearms inventory. They were in fitted luggage type cases with compartments for an extra 10...
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    I have been studying and collecting the 1922...

    I have been studying and collecting the 1922 series Springfield rifles for more than 25 years. I have never heard of using the cut down 1903 stock for an M2. In my opinion it is an aftermarket...
  22. ctbea Check your email.

    ctbea

    Check your email.
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    The original NRA Sporter stocks are difficult but...

    The original NRA Sporter stocks are difficult but not impossible to find. I found a new original one at the Tulsa show a year ago. I have found 1922M1 rifles in NRA Sporter stocks on two occasions.
  24. When firing the M1 rifle in competition from 1958...

    When firing the M1 rifle in competition from 1958 until about 1965 I never had occasion to disassemble the trigger housing group. Of course crawling through mud or in extremely dusty conditions...
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    I bought a NM M1 Rifle new from the DCM at the...

    I bought a NM M1 Rifle new from the DCM at the National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio in 1958. There were dozens of NM M1 rifles in the arms room I could pick from. By that time they had begun to...
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