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    Your rifle has been overhauled, re-barreled,...

    Your rifle has been overhauled, re-barreled, refinished, and re-assembled from mixed parts. The rifle is reasonably safe to shoot if it has good headspace and a bright, slick, shiny bore.

    J.B.
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    Except for DCM sales rifles, no M1903A1 service...

    Except for DCM sales rifles, no M1903A1 service rifles were assembled prior to 1936. So from a collector standpoint, you should seek an M1903A1 rifle having a serial number greater than S/N...
  3. Thread: Rem 1903

    by John Beard
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    Except for a milled upper band, all parts on that...

    Except for a milled upper band, all parts on that Remington should be stamped. Harrison's book is in error. A repro C type stock should fit the rifle although, as with any reproduction stock, some...
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    The markings you describe are Smith-Corona...

    The markings you describe are Smith-Corona M'03-A3 subinspection marks. The markings are authentic and pertain to the Smith-Corona rifle that once resided in the stock.

    J.B.
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    The only Mark I part on the rifle is the...

    The only Mark I part on the rifle is the receiver. The rifle has been arsenal overhauled, refinished, re-barreled, re-stocked with a scant stock, and re-assembled from mixed parts. Under those...
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    You have a very nice replica sniper rifle that...

    You have a very nice replica sniper rifle that someone built up on an M'03-A3. The scope appears to be a replica. The markings in the stock are also replicas and are not authentic. You should be...
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    The rifle has a few replacement parts, but...

    The rifle has a few replacement parts, but appears to be mostly original. The bolt is a non-Remington replacement.

    Good Luck! And stay safe.

    J.B.
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    The receiver is an M1903 receiver, not an M'03-A3...

    The receiver is an M1903 receiver, not an M'03-A3 receiver, and one that's been boogered up at that. The serial number has been re-stamped and is probably the original serial number. The receiver...
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    If the serial number has seven digits, then it's...

    If the serial number has seven digits, then it's Smith-Corona receiver. That, of course, assumes whoever removed the markings didn't make up and re-stamp a serial number.

    J.B.
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    Yes. The parkerized firing pin has been...

    Yes. The parkerized firing pin has been arsenal-refinished during overhaul.

    Stay safe!

    J.B.
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    The NO GO gauge is an intended measurement for...

    The NO GO gauge is an intended measurement for rifles that are new or have been freshly re-barreled. Failure to swallow the NO GO gauge means that the rifle is new and has a full service life ahead....
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    If your rifle had been overhauled in the latter...

    If your rifle had been overhauled in the latter part of the 1920's, the receiver would have been scrapped as a low number receiver.

    J.B.
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    All Springfield Armory stocks have a...

    All Springfield Armory stocks have a subinspection mark in the cutoff recess. The letters vary widely, depending on who the stocker was and when he worked. Your rifle has been overhauled,...
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    The hollow "T" marking underneath your rifle's...

    The hollow "T" marking underneath your rifle's barrel appeared on virtually all CMP Greek rifles. The origin and meaning of the marking is unknown. Presumably, the marking originated with the...
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    Your rifle has been arsenal-overhauled,...

    Your rifle has been arsenal-overhauled, refinished (parkerized), and re-assembled from mixed parts. If the stock is original to the overhaul, then the overhaul was done at Springfield Armory in the...
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    Tom, Does Rock Island Auction charge a...

    Tom,

    Does Rock Island Auction charge a seller's commission in addition to the 15% buyer's premium? And if so, do you know how much it is? Are they negotiable on the seller's commission? Just...
  17. I can't be absolutely certain, but you appear to...

    I can't be absolutely certain, but you appear to have an original spare parts container.

    J.B.
  18. Thread: Bolt ID

    by John Beard
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    Your bolt is indeed an early bolt, but your...

    Your bolt is indeed an early bolt, but your description of the markings is confusing, to say the least. I am not aware of a "US" marking on the forward side of the safety lug. I suggest that you...
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    Your rifle is a National Match rifle Style "NB". ...

    Your rifle is a National Match rifle Style "NB". It is not an N.B.A. Sporter. Thanks for the extra pictures.

    Stay safe.

    J.B.
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    Yes. When Springfield first began serializing...

    Yes. When Springfield first began serializing bolts, they only put about the last four digits on the bolt. Later bolts have the entire serial number. Your bolt is correct.

    Stay safe!

    J.B.
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    The buyer is mistaken. Your rifle has its...

    The buyer is mistaken. Your rifle has its correct original bolt. The J 5 bolt originally appeared in the 1918-19 period and the steel lot code was stamped beneath the safety lug, not atop the...
  22. S.A.D.A.L. and the two encircled "P" marks are...

    S.A.D.A.L. and the two encircled "P" marks are the overhaul inspection and proof stamps of Springfield Armory inspector Daniel A. Leary. The stamps were in use around the 1928 period. With that...
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    The bolt is an early Smith-Corona bolt. But the...

    The bolt is an early Smith-Corona bolt. But the bolt has been refinished (parkerized). The original finish was blue. The bolt sleeve and safety lock are from a Springfield M1903 rifle. The...
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    All mid and later production Smith-Corona bolts...

    All mid and later production Smith-Corona bolts were marked with an "X" atop the handle. Early production bolts were not. Your rifle falls in the transition serial range, so either bolt could be...
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    Except for the bolt assembly, and from what I can...

    Except for the bolt assembly, and from what I can see, your rifle appears correct and original. The stock has some extra markings in it that appear to be rack markings. Thanks for sharing.

    J.B.
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