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  1. Thread: Damaged wood

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    You have done some excellent work there.

    You have done some excellent work there.
  2. Thread: Damaged wood

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    Yes USA armorers could, and did make biscuit...

    Yes USA armorers could, and did make biscuit replacements, and crack repairs if time allowed.
    I suspect your crushing type injury would have meant a replacement stock in wartime.
    As said above...
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    Interesting rifle, the barrel date matches...

    Interesting rifle, the barrel date matches receiver date so likely original.
    Stock is a desirable pre war C stock not original.
    Stippled butt plate is a Marine trait modification . Other Marine...
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    Thanks Rick for the timeline correction, and your...

    Thanks Rick for the timeline correction, and your real world experience!
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    Agree they are civilian stamps (initials)....

    Agree they are civilian stamps (initials).
    Sounds like a nice rifle, one bolt stocks are early and should have the 2nd bolt upgrade 1908- 1910.
    However, you state there is a cross bolt under the...
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    I guess the punch marks are civilian made. Maybe...

    I guess the punch marks are civilian made. Maybe a Rockwell hardness test of some sort. Not Arsenal done These receivers were produced with the best alloys available in the '40s
    with no chance of...
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    Yes, I thought that was what you were referring...

    Yes, I thought that was what you were referring to. Maybe another pic with light and magnification on the lower stamp would help.
    Totally new to me, and I would like to know as well.
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    According to this site...

    According to this site http://www.vishooter.net/m1903.html your serial matches the barrel date.
    This the most accurate site for all things 1903, and was put together using actual observed rifles and...
  9. Thread: M1917 Accuracy

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    Interesting write up from the early days. Pretty...

    Interesting write up from the early days. Pretty much my experience 3-5 MOA with all 3 manufacturers 1917's.
    I know I couldn't repeat that number of shots without a lot of pulled shots and flyers...
  10. Thread: remington '03

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    Remington society of america shows June 1942 as...

    Remington society of america shows June 1942 as well.
  11. Thread: RIA question

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    Seems a bit early receiver for the left overs...

    Seems a bit early receiver for the left overs sent to Springfield.
    This site will help you nail down questions on dating receiver and bolt.
    http://www.vishooter.net/m1903.html
  12. Thread: NEW 03A3 Rifles

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    Very interesting, thanks. I didn't know you...

    Very interesting, thanks.
    I didn't know you could purchase one of each model under the "one per year" rule.
    Also like the ammo price!
  13. Thread: My 1903's.

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    Seems to me, the RLB stock on the Springfield...

    Seems to me, the RLB stock on the Springfield belongs on the Remington. Although the RLB with DOD stamp may be late for that serial.
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    Fitting tribute indeed. I recently finished the...

    Fitting tribute indeed.
    I recently finished the book on Vimy by Pierre Berton. He paints a vivid picture of the brutality of trench warfare.
    Heck of a slog, and finally victory by the Canadian...
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    I think the punt guns were quite a bit larger....

    I think the punt guns were quite a bit larger. Mounted in the bow, they had to turn the boat to aim. (Read 'Chesapeake' by James Michener).
    Had no idea there was a Krag sniper, thanks.
    Quite a...
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    Likely refurbed drill rifle receiver. Probably...

    Likely refurbed drill rifle receiver. Probably good shooters but no collector value or appreciation over time.
    That money will buy a nice original or arsenal rebuild with a tight GI barrel. They...
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    The term now used with SAI M1A's is the 'golden...

    The term now used with SAI M1A's is the 'golden age' rifles produced from 80's through very early '90s. They always had cast receivers, but in those years used a high percentage of GI surplus parts....
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    Just what every one searches for, an early rifle...

    Just what every one searches for, an early rifle without multiple rebuilds. And yours sound interesting.
    RIA did use R marked bolts in the same time frame as yours. It was a time of upgrading and...
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    Well said, kind of frustrating.

    Well said, kind of frustrating.
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    Agree on not painting again too. It's beauty with...

    Agree on not painting again too. It's beauty with a good barrel, and the Canadian provenance is there with the remnant paint and broad arrow stamp.
    I have a similar early 87K winchester, and...
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    Another way is to rest the rifle securely on bags...

    Another way is to rest the rifle securely on bags or rest with the bolt pulled. Align the sights on a good definition, fairly close target.
    compare sight picture to through the bore picture.
    This...
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    Here you go. From Mr Cunningham's site. 1917...

    Here you go. From Mr Cunningham's site.
    1917 Bayonet
    Bayo Points 10

    1917 scabbards
    Bayo Points 11
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    Wasn't aware the Brits re built American Model...

    Wasn't aware the Brits re built American Model 1917's at all. Please tell me if I'm wrong here.
    Some one did though. Stock stampings ( if original stock) would help greatly.
    As Patrick stated, it...
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    At first I was thinking erosion from a blank...

    At first I was thinking erosion from a blank firing adapter. Your last post scrapped that. Hopefully some other members have more knowledge on that.
    Looking forward to your range report.
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    Nice early rifle with low wall stock too, yes...

    Nice early rifle with low wall stock too, yes rear sight screw replaced, hard to tell much else with pics provided so far.
    Appears to me the muzzle crown rusted from a storage issue and a poorly...
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