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  1. Greetings from Michigan, USA: I am not sure if...

    Greetings from Michigan, USA:

    I am not sure if this will be helpful or is the kind of information you're seeking, but here goes: I have a Remington made P14 that I have shot and chronographed...
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    Military rifles were modified for low scope...

    Military rifles were modified for low scope mounting. It was necessary for rifles like the 1903 & A3 and 98 Mausers to forge (lower) the bolt handle to clear the scope. To avoid thinning the bolt...
  3. This discussion about barrels prompted me to do...

    This discussion about barrels prompted me to do some research. I dug out some of my American Rifleman magazines from the old days and browsed around. Parts for 1903's and A3's were plentiful in...
  4. The post about the 98 with the A3 barrel reminded...

    The post about the 98 with the A3 barrel reminded me of the one I have. It's a 1940 German 98 with a Remington 4-groove on it. I bought it mail-order from an outfit in CA that advertised in the...
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    Auction for a Rock Island

    On GunAuction (not Gunbroker) #16036637. Might be an interesting one to try to restore. It's a low number, #5492, but it looks like the receiver is the only origional part and that has a couple...
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    Remington A3 Trigger Guard

    Anyone need one? I have one I have no use for.
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    Will, According to a member here, my rifle was...

    Will,

    According to a member here, my rifle was origionally purchased May 24, 1924. I have owned it for less than a year so anything I would say regarding when it was d&t'ed would be a guess. I...
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    I don't know if this will help or not, but I...

    I don't know if this will help or not, but I measured the distance between the center to center of where the scope blocks would have been (my NRA sporter no longer has scope blocks) and I got 6 1/2".
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    Coincidentally, I had been working on my much...

    Coincidentally, I had been working on my much modified #3083178 when I read this. The floor plate and the guard are stamped "R" in the same place as yours. The stamp on the guard is poorly done in...
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    "The rear sight was all the way down of course."...

    "The rear sight was all the way down of course."

    If you raise the rear sight, you will raise the point of impact at the target.
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    Commercial Rifle Built on 1903 Action?

    Going through some old magazines, I ran across a review of a "Midland Model 2600 Rifle" in the Proof House section of the February, 1994 issue of Guns and Ammo. It is stated that the rifle is based...
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    FWIW: Thumbing through some old magazines, I ran...

    FWIW: Thumbing through some old magazines, I ran across an article on the Jap Garand in the Q&A section of the September, 1995 issue of the American Rifleman.
  13. Thread: My 1903's.

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    Curious as to why your 03's have stamped guards.

    Curious as to why your 03's have stamped guards.
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    Another Question About NRA Sporters

    I was looking through my 1980's American Rifleman and ran across an article on a Springfield 1903 owned by Jack O'Conner. It was claimed to have started out as a NRA sporter. Of course, the only...
  15. Thread: NRA Sporter

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    Herschel: Many thanks for that information. ...

    Herschel: Many thanks for that information. Makes this rifle that much more special to me!
  16. Thread: NRA Sporter

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    I would appreciate an SRS check. Again, the...

    I would appreciate an SRS check. Again, the serial number is 1262021. And the "P" over the 487 could be a "B"; it's kind of light.
  17. Thread: NRA Sporter

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    The serial number is 1262021. Barrel date is SA...

    The serial number is 1262021. Barrel date is SA over 12-23. Star gauge stamp is at 6 o'clock on muzzle. Stamp (star gauge?) on underside of barrel is P over 487. It would be nice if I had a front...
  18. Thread: NRA Sporter

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    NRA Sporter

    GunAuction.com #15076971.

    I would like to hear member's comments on this rifle.
  19. As I recall, the JA barrels were 2-groove? A...

    As I recall, the JA barrels were 2-groove? A friend had an Eddystone 1917 with a 2-groove replacement barrel. Of course, that was around 1960 so we made it into a sporter and had the barrel cut to...
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    Also, FWIW: Page 90 of Clark Campbell's book,...

    Also, FWIW: Page 90 of Clark Campbell's book, The '03 Era, shows a drawing (not a photo) of a style "NB" rifle, d&t'ed for the Lyman 48 and w/o the stock cut.
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    Brophy's book indicates that NM rifles were not...

    Brophy's book indicates that NM rifles were not d&t'ed with the exception of style "B". Style "B" NM's were d&T'ed for the 48 but the stock wasn't cut for it.

    Sorry if I'm repeating info that's...
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    An A3 "wedding ring" and hand guard! Do you...

    An A3 "wedding ring" and hand guard! Do you think that's a "C" stock made for the A4?
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    "collector grade"?

    A 1903 on Gun Auction, #13925589. Any comments?
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    I am delighted to see it put to good use!!

    I am delighted to see it put to good use!!
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    Stock from 1903 Mark I

    I have a Mark I stock that I have no use for. It came to me with a Mark I "project rifle". It has been heavily sanded & varnished. It has the notch for the ejection port. The only markings are...
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