+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: 1903 Springfield Sear Differences

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Contributing Member usabaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Last On
    08-28-2018 @ 03:14 AM
    Location
    San Deigo, CA
    Posts
    403
    Local Date
    09-20-2018
    Local Time
    09:49 PM
    Follow usabaker On Twitter Visit usabaker's Youtube Channel
    Real Name
    Bill Baker

    1903 Springfield Sear Differences

    I read somewhere, I thought on this forum but I could not find it, that there are differences between sear's on the 1903's. I thought I read that one of the differences is that the early sears had no "hole" I'm assuming that means the hold below the sear spring, but not sure.

    Does anyone know what the difference in sears is?

    BTW: I broke down and bought The Springfield 1903 Rifles by W. S. Brophy so I'm hoping I won't have to bother you guys with questions you have answered a million times.

    **** UPDATE: I found the information it was on vishooter.net - Thanks....
    Last edited by usabaker; 03-27-2018 at 11:33 AM. Reason: Found the infromation

  2. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Posts
    All Threads
    No Drill-Tap scope mounts for Mosin Nagant, Mauser K98K, Yugo M48, Swedish M96 and M38, Swiss K31, K11, 1911 and more! Bringing mil-surplus rifles to modern standard without damaging historical values! LIMITED TIME OFFER FROM THE AMERICAN GUNSMITHING INSTITUTE: Get Immediate Online Access To AGI's NEW Armorer's Course for Glock Pistols, Covering Every Generation of Glocks, Including the Latest Model 42/43 and Double Stack Pistols for ONLY $7.00! Brian Dick ... BDL Ltd. - Specializing in British and Commonwealth weapons Chuck in Denver ... Buy-Sell-Trade .. Guns, Cars Motorcycles Service Publications - Collectors books that earn their place in your library! Your source for the finest in High Power Competition Gear. Canadian Import and Export Services (Click banner ad for more information) Here at T-bones Shipwrighting we specialise in vintage service rifle: re-barrelling, bedding, repairs, modifications and accurizing. We also provide importation services for firearms, parts and weapons, for both private or commercial businesses.
     

  3. #2
    Really Senior Member Roy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    09-16-2018 @ 08:52 PM
    Location
    NZ/Ocean
    Posts
    271
    Local Date
    09-20-2018
    Local Time
    11:49 PM
    Real Name
    Roy
    You'll not regret the purchase, I have bought some post it flags for my copy of Brophy's and made a dust (oil and workshop muck) jacket for it.
    Keep Calm
    and
    Fix Bayonets

  4. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  5. #3
    Really Senior Member RCS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 09:40 PM
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,845
    Local Date
    09-20-2018
    Local Time
    11:49 PM

    early Rock Island s/n 64145

    My early Rock Island serial number 64145 appears in original condition without any indication of being rebuild with later parts. The photos show the sear with a hole which
    I believe is original for this early time period. The barrel is dated RIA 3-07

  6. Thank You to RCS For This Useful Post:


  7. #4
    Contributing Member usabaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Last On
    08-28-2018 @ 03:14 AM
    Location
    San Deigo, CA
    Posts
    403
    Local Date
    09-20-2018
    Local Time
    09:49 PM
    Follow usabaker On Twitter Visit usabaker's Youtube Channel
    Real Name
    Bill Baker
    Thread Starter
    Quote Originally Posted by RCS View Post
    My early Rock Island serial number 64145 appears in original condition without any indication of being rebuild with later parts. The photos show the sear with a hole which
    Is it the whole rifle or just barreled receiver. I was just dealing with sears and Vi Shooter shows that (SA) sears with a hole are WWII. I have an Early RIA stock, I'd have to pull it and see if it's early enough.

  8. #5
    Really Senior Member RCS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 09:40 PM
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,845
    Local Date
    09-20-2018
    Local Time
    11:49 PM
    My Rock Island s/n 64145 with RIA 3-07 dated barrel is a complete rifle. Interesting story, I had a good friend (since died) that was a fireman, he was doing inspections
    in an old business area of town. In the back storage room of an old hardware store, he found the Rock Island 64145 rifle. He was able to buy it and later sold it
    to me.

  9. Thank You to RCS For This Useful Post:


  10. #6
    Contributing Member usabaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Last On
    08-28-2018 @ 03:14 AM
    Location
    San Deigo, CA
    Posts
    403
    Local Date
    09-20-2018
    Local Time
    09:49 PM
    Follow usabaker On Twitter Visit usabaker's Youtube Channel
    Real Name
    Bill Baker
    Thread Starter
    Quote Originally Posted by RCS View Post
    My Rock Island s/n 64145 with RIA 3-07 dated barrel is a complete rifle. Interesting story, I had a good friend (since died) that was a fireman, he was doing inspections
    in an old business area of town. In the back storage room of an old hardware store, he found the Rock Island 64145 rifle. He was able to buy it and later sold it
    to me.
    THose are the best stories. In 1990 after my grandfather died I was cleaning out one of his storage rooms in the basement and tossing everything in a dumpster. There was an old plastic Christmas tree in its box. I grab it and started walking out to the dumpster and the bottom of the box opened up and a .22 Cal AR rifle fell out. It looks sort of like the ARMSCOR M1600 but it looks to have a shorter barrel and a flash suppressor.

  11. Thank You to usabaker For This Useful Post:

    RCS

  12. #7
    Really Senior Member RCS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 09:40 PM
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,845
    Local Date
    09-20-2018
    Local Time
    11:49 PM

    early Springfield 1903 with hole in sear

    Photos show my early SA 1903 s/n 160963 with a SA 2-07 dated barrel, stock is CCV cartouched and no bolt

    note the sear also has the hole like the early Rock Island in my post

  13. #8
    Really Senior Member RCS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 09:40 PM
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,845
    Local Date
    09-20-2018
    Local Time
    11:49 PM

    SA 1903

    Here is the photo of SA 1903 serial number 160963 with the sear with hole


+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. 1903 Springfield rear sight reamer or any Ordnance tools for the 1903
    By Roy in forum WTS/WTB/WTT (Want to Sell, Buy or Trade) Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-29-2018, 11:09 PM
  2. how to identfy a No. 1 sear from a No.4 sear.
    By p2v5f in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-13-2015, 12:44 PM
  3. Hey all 1903 Lovers : See July 20 Shotgun News 1903 Springfield Article
    By tomwatts in forum M1903/1903A3/A4 Springfield Rifle
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-15-2012, 04:20 PM
  4. New Springfield 1903 MKI
    By Calfed in forum M1903/1903A3/A4 Springfield Rifle
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-24-2010, 10:33 PM
  5. 1903 Springfield on AA
    By lonewolf in forum M1903/1903A3/A4 Springfield Rifle
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-22-2009, 11:02 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts