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    We can sometimes get all excited about "specific" dates for changes made - often, there was a considerable transition period between changes made.
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    That’s a Very interesting rifle!

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    Very interesting post, and nice rifle!
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    After Jan 1, 1907, barrel dates pretty well indicate the approx manufacturer of the rifle verses the serial number. C.S. Ferris & J. Beardicon, Ray
    63499 4-07
    65975 3-07
    71587 4-07
    87229 6-07
    94160 7-08
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    You need to research and find when RI started to use the solid base and if it's within range of your serial number. Find a correct sight w/the sq edges and replace the one on it and you would be good to go. If not in range, it would be worth replacing both the base and sight. and and then rifle would be all parts correct. Ray
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    Does anyone else have a rifle within those early serial number ranges mentioned above, that also have the correct matching serial number dated parts? The book was written a number of years ago and I would think there might be other rifles out there. Ray
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayg View Post
    Does anyone else have a rifle within those early serial number ranges mentioned above, that also have the correct matching serial number dated parts? The book was written a number of years ago and I would think there might be other rifles out there. Ray
    Not sure what you mean by "correct matching serial number dated parts," as I can only find stamps on my early RIA, but here's my thread about it: RIA #49643:

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=65378

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