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    1903 Springfield date

    I recently acquired a Springfield 1903 Ser# 1215xxx. If I read the tables correctly, that would mean the receiver was manufactured in 1921. The rifle looks unmolested and does not have any re-arsenal stamps. However, the barrel is dated 1-29. Would it be possible for an inter-war year rifle to have such a large gap between receiver and barrel manufacturing dates?

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    Possible yes, but extremely unlikely.

    J.B.

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    Herschel is correct. If your rifle is a National Match rifle, it could have been overhauled and re-barreled several times.
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    Springfield Research Service shows several serial numbers in that serial number range as national match rifles.
    The national match rifles were issued at the national matches then rebuilt as necessary for use in subsequent years.
    I have two such 1903A1NM rifles, both have barrels dated several years after the receiver was built.

    If you will be glad to look up the sn on SRS if you will post or email me the complete serial number.

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