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    Can I bother someone to check a serial# for me in their SRS?

    Hi fellas, it's been a while. I bought an '03 Springfield this weekend and I am curious about the serial#. I would like to know if I bought something genuine or not. The serial# is 1406657, Thanks!


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    You have a hit:
    1406657SPT 041634DCM RIFLE SALES 1922-42

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    That's great! Thanks, I was hoping it was real. I only had a few pictures to go on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUTS View Post
    I only had a few pictures to go on.
    Well let's see them!

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    I got these from the auction house, I won't have the rifle for a week or so. It looked like the real thing but I have been here long enough and listened to you fellow's advice so I was wary of a fake and I only had a few hours to make up my mind. I went ahead and bought it before I asked for the SRS on here knowing I might be screwing up but now it looks like I did okay. I'm sure some are curious so I will tell the winning bid, $2100. It looks like you can see a 3 poking out under the left side of the front sight base and I don't think it was fired much if at all. I'm excited to get this rifle in my grubby little mitts, it looks very nice.



















    I felt lucky in October when I got my CMPicon 1911 but I feel way luckier to have won this rifle.

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    Nice Rifle thanks for sharing

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    It would look killer with and appropriate vintage scope on that mount.
    Good stuff!

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    I'd replace that safety and that front sight with original ones. Does anyone know which manufacturer made that scope base/mount? I can't remember seeing one like this. A real pity someone modified the bolt handle.

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    It's an ECHO made by E C Herkner Co. (not to be confused with Herter's!).

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    I have to say I'm disappointed that my rifle isn't the way it left Springfield and I'm disappointed that I didn't know the parts were wrong. It's still a nice rifle though.

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