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    The O.P. seems to have a 1903 receiver that a hobbyist altered and re-stamped to look somewhat like a M-1903A3 receiver.

    An '03A3 stock, hand-guard, and barrel made into a 'shooter', using a (Springfield, Rock Island, or Remington) 1903 receiver, barrel bands, and trigger-guard?
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    The receiver is an M1903 receiver, not an M'03-A3 receiver, and one that's been boogered up at that. The serial number has been re-stamped and is probably the original serial number. The receiver is a low-number casehardened receiver. Under the circumstances, I would not recommend shooting it on a recurring basis.

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    Thank you for all the information. I have one last question regarding cartouche symbol markings in front of the magazine well. They are; 8 with a Circle around it, 4 with triangle around it, 4 with square around it and a 3 with a diamond around it. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robinsom View Post
    Thank you for all the information. I have one last question regarding cartouche symbol markings in front of the magazine well. They are; 8 with a Circle around it, 4 with triangle around it, 4 with square around it and a 3 with a diamond around it. Thanks
    The markings you describe are Smith-Corona M'03-A3 subinspection marks. The markings are authentic and pertain to the Smith-Corona rifle that once resided in the stock.



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