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    Quick Question For Our 1903 Experts

    Hello. Could one of our resident experts please tell me what these marks mean to you? Do they appear to be armory struck? Do they indicate that this barrel and receiver were mated at the armory? Are they proof that they were? I'm trying to determine, if possible, whether my Springfield sporter's barreled action left the Springfield Armory as a barreled action or not.

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    For those of you that don't remember it or who missed my earlier threads about it, I've also included a photo of the whole rifle.

    All pertinent information about this rifle, and a ton of photos, can be found in this earlier thread: https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=63908 It's serial # is 1343992 though many around it, including the one immediately prior to it (1343991) are NRA Sporters or National Match rifles. I'm beginning to believe that it was not an NRA Sporter but rather sold by the DCM as an NM barreled action.



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    SA#1343992

    The marks in question are alignment marks.
    The rifle is an undocumented Sporter.
    Ed Byrns

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb2151 View Post
    The marks in question are alignment marks.
    The rifle is an undocumented Sporter.
    Ed Byrns
    Thank you, Ed!
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    A nice looking sporter, love to have it too...
    Regards, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    A nice looking sporter, love to have it too...
    Thank you, Jim! It's a great shooter, too. I've been having a lot of fun shooting it lately now that the weather has finally broken around here.

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