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    1903 A1 National Match

    A couple of months ago I saw a 1903 rifle on auction, billed as a National Match model. It looked right and I requested a serial number check on it on another forum. The check came back with a hit from the SRS...1903A1NM DCM sale, 9/12/1938. Based on this reply, I went ahead and put a bid in on it. I hadn't heard anything back from the auction house, so I assumed I hadn't won.

    Friday they called and advised that I had won the NM rifle and another rifle that I had also put a bid in on. Really had put the bids in on a lark and hadn't expected to win.

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    A .30-06 ‘MODEL 1903 A1 NATIONAL MATCH’ BOLT-MAGAZINE SERVICE RIFLE, serial no. 1402726, 24in. barrel with blade fore-sight and tangent rear sights to 2850 yards, the muzzle with ‘S.A’ over the ordnance bomb and '1-38’, receiver marked ‘U.S. SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903. 1402726’, polished bolt marked ‘N.S.’ and etched with the serial number, pistolgrip stock with sling swivels and chequered steel buttplate with trap

    I know that better pics and description would be required to determine what the going rate would be for this rifle and whether I got a good deal on it or not, but does anyone have any thoughts?



    What should I look for when it arrives to determine how original it is?

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    Is that a Type B stock? I thought all 1.4 million should have a type C stock. Looks very nice to me.

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    I always like the looks of those stocks, way more shootable than the former and latter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calif-Steve View Post
    Is that a Type B stock? I thought all 1.4 million should have a type C stock. Looks very nice to me.
    I think that is a "C" stock. I think the "style B" has a flat at the bottom of the pistol grip.

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    Not sure about the stock at all. Does not look like a Type B or a Type C stock. Custom made? Really don't know. Need John Beardicon to take a look.

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    Which part of the stock are you having trouble with?

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    markings on late 1903 NM stock

    markings from a late 1903 NM stock, include the rifle sn and the drawing number

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    The stock is a Repo, big discussion on this one at CMPicon Website.

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    Hand guard is too early for this late rifle.

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    Best thing is to wait and see what shows up. I didn't notice the handguard - it is an earlier one (or a Remington.).
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