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  1. I collect the NRA sporters and can offer this...

    I collect the NRA sporters and can offer this opinion about the subject rifle. The bolt handle has been altered to clear a scope. If you look on the bridge I believe you will
    find aftermarket...
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    JComer, check your private messages.

    JComer, check your private messages.
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    I bought an 03A4 through the DCM in 1970 or '71. ...

    I bought an 03A4 through the DCM in 1970 or '71. It came with two thin brass shims.

    Herschel
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    Merit brand adjustable iris apertures were used...

    Merit brand adjustable iris apertures were used on Lyman 48 sights. On 1903's set up for use in competition as NRA Match rifles Lyman 48's were used
    as well as Redfield Olympic and International...
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    The date behind the front sight is the date the...

    The date behind the front sight is the date the barrel was made. Apparently the rifle was rebarreled after the barrel date. The flaming bomb is an ordnance symbol. The B on is a mark indicating...
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    Sounds like the finish is original and from the...

    Sounds like the finish is original and from the photos a high percentage of it remains. Back in the 1960's the Balvar 24 was considered one of the best
    scopes. I have owned a couple and the only...
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    Your rifle, #19649, is shown in the SRS records...

    Your rifle, #19649, is shown in the SRS records as a 1922M1 with the NRA stock that was sold on 2-13-31. It would have come drilled and tapped for scope blocks.
    It would have a rust blue finish. ...
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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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  18. 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.
  21. 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...
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