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    Sharing some photos of recently acquired m1903a4

    Hi Everybody,
    I thought I would share some photos and information of a 1903a4 that I recently found that from my research appears to be a accurate example of a post war rebuild from the Benicia Arsenal. I gave it an initial wipe down to remove the light film of gunk that came with it. The scope was removed for cleaning and examination but came with the rifle.

    I would love to hear comments or any historical facts that you all may know as I'm not an expert on these rifles.

    Here is a list of items that I have noted for this a4.

    -Appears to be a fairly early example with SN 3,407,4XX which would make it under the 400th a4 manufactured.
    -Scope base is not marked "REDFIELD" so I'm assuming that it was replaced but does have stake marks at both front/rear mounting screws and staked for the left side windage screw. Question; why would the original base have been replaced anyway?
    -Stock is stamped BA11 but does not have any other stamps that would indicate that it is the original Remington stock. Also stamped with P and BB under the pistol grip (see photo).
    -Barrel appears to be a replacement with a 2-44 date and it does not have a punch mark on the bottom of the barrel towards the muzzle. I don't have gauges but this barrel is a 2 grove and is in absolutely fantastic condition; very bright and clean.
    -The M84's optics are also very clean/clear but scope is missing the SN plate and one turret cover.

    Well anyway, that is all I can think of at the moment; thanks for your time and hope you enjoy the pics.
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    Welcome to the forum. Nice looking rifle...
    Regards, Jim

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    Very nice indeed. I like the stake marks and the sniper's initials on the pistol grip. Have you done any research on B11?
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    nice rifle.
    as you know, stock was replaced during rebuild, as was the barrel, as was the scope.
    im sure it will shoot wonderful.
    enjoy
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckindenver View Post
    stock was replaced during rebuild, as was the barrel, as was the scope
    Sounds like Grandpa's axe...
    Regards, Jim

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    Very Nice!
    I have almost its twin sister with many of the features yours displays

    I would be interested in any comments regarding the mount - mine is just the same!

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    base is a replacement made by Lyman..as are the rings
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    The hand guard at the very least has had spray polyurethane poorly applied. It's full of contaminates and is in the process of peeling. Pics #4 and #7

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    Gun pornography.
    Nice rifle Nice photos.


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