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  1. Look at that ledge below the serial and it's for...

    Look at that ledge below the serial and it's for sure had something done to it in that spot. The lettering is not straight and looks off. The serial does as well to me. I think at best it's had...
  2. I have some real doubts on this receiver. If...

    I have some real doubts on this receiver. If you look at some of the spots, it almost looks cast. Also look at the ledge under the serial number, it seems very miss-shapen and when you compare it...
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    No. The 8X Unertl has a total different mounting...

    No. The 8X Unertl has a total different mounting system. The 8X Unertl scope is a fixed lens scope. There is no internal adjustment. So any adjustment is in the mount which literally moves the...
  4. Actually even though the #10 sights were credited...

    Actually even though the #10 sights were credited to the Marines, they weren't created or even used by the Marines first.

    They actually were invented by a civilian gunsmith who used them in rifle...
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    There are some things about the rifle that seem a...

    There are some things about the rifle that seem a little off. As Pickax said, the Marines only applied the punch mark in front of the serial for a very short time in their rebuild program. The...
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    I just saw this and sort of wanted to add some...

    I just saw this and sort of wanted to add some context to this bolt. Because I think it's been labeled as a 100% legitimate USMC sniper bolt. Which to be truthfully honest, the chances are four...
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    In the WW1 Army Ordnance docs it applies the vast...

    In the WW1 Army Ordnance docs it applies the vast majority of them were factory staked because it mentions that the wood would conpress over time and the screws should be checked by breaking the...
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    Oh that makes sense. lol Yeah on the...

    Oh that makes sense. lol

    Yeah on the originals, they didn't use loctite. I'm not sure if they had that back then or not.

    The Marines didn't do this on the Unertls, but they Marines would...
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    None of the original Unertl Snipers had the...

    None of the original Unertl Snipers had the mounts soldered to the rifle that I have seen.

    I'm trying to figure out what Lactate is though. lol I'm not sure what you mean by that.

    But...
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    For example, 03 with a heavy barrel and M2 stock....

    For example, 03 with a heavy barrel and M2 stock. Taken in 1940 as potential sniper rifle variant by the USMC.

    A lot of civilian owners built them this way too. I found mentions of that as...
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    I've owned two different 1921 NM rifles. Neither...

    I've owned two different 1921 NM rifles. Neither had the star stamp at the muzzle. I don't have the details of the first one I owned. But the second one was 1230998, Barrel date 4-21, and star...
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    I would think that 4976 on the barrel is the star...

    I would think that 4976 on the barrel is the star guage record number. Usually there is a letter above it, but I can't tell if there is one there or not.

    I'm trying to remember if the muzzle of...
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    Often firearms are sand blasted before they paint...

    Often firearms are sand blasted before they paint on duracoat. At least that is common.

    I used to paint a lot of it for friends, because I used to paint cars, and I have a professional Trinco...
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    Yeah I was thinking duracoat as well. I've...

    Yeah I was thinking duracoat as well.

    I've never found a document stating to do so. But the Army often converted snipers back into service rifles when their time as snipers was past. But that...
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    I don't think it would be terribly hard to remove...

    I don't think it would be terribly hard to remove a serial and make it hard to tell it had one. I've examined dozens of m1911's that had the serial or US Property removed and then blended in with a...
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    It you plan on firing it, the 03A3 is a lot...

    It you plan on firing it, the 03A3 is a lot better shooter because of the sights. A decent shooter rebuild 03A3 is around the 700 mark +/-.
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    Yeah sorry to say nothing on the rifle is...

    Yeah sorry to say nothing on the rifle is correct. I run into two types of rifles like this. Ones that were put together as match rifles back in the day with a scope mounted. Otherwise they are...
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    I research at National Archives locations and...

    I research at National Archives locations and specialize in Marine Corps. I've copied tens of thousands of pages of Marine docs on rifles and pistols and have been building databases of Marine...
  19. That is really neat! Thank you for sharing. ...

    That is really neat! Thank you for sharing.

    I'm guessing that name at the bottom is the retailer of the scope. I did a google search on them and they were sort of a sportmans catalog at the...
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    Can you get pics of this? A 1.02 with a 1929 re...

    Can you get pics of this? A 1.02 with a 1929 re barrel sounds like it could be a Marine rebuild. The Marines received replacement barrels at that time and that serial range is very classic Marine...
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    This star mark in this position also shows up on...

    This star mark in this position also shows up on some Marine M1903 rifles. Same location, same star. The meaning of it is not known and I've never found any evidence to tie it for sure to the...
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    Ok I read a little more. It looks like the 500...

    Ok I read a little more. It looks like the 500 educational order was placed in April 1939. Then Ordnance started to look for a company to do a contract of 65,000 by July 1939. WRA and Remington...
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    Bob, I might know a guy who copied the docs on...

    Bob, I might know a guy who copied the docs on this from the Archives and could provide the info to someone if they want to write it. :)

    I did do a quick search thru them though. I admit, this...
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    Did you ever pull his SRB records Jim? There is...

    Did you ever pull his SRB records Jim? There is a pretty decent chance his rifle serial is in his file.
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    How it has both the POD and BA stamps, Benecia...

    How it has both the POD and BA stamps, Benecia was called the Gateway to the Pacific. So in the docs you often seen shipments going to POD from BA and then later coming back to BA. So these two...
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