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    new member in France

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    good evening, I use Google translate since I am not an expert of the "English" language but it remains a pleasure to discuss my passion for US weapons and more particularly the springfield 1903 A3 and A4. I show you a picture of my rifles, all with shooting permits in my country. Besides, I find it unfortunate that the elements are no longer exported from the United Statesicon to France. You have left a long history in our country.

    I have in my possession an A4 dated 03 - 43 (first built) found 30 years ago under the roof of a house in the Vosges (at the gates of Germanyicon). He had the stock broken. The scope is a commercial Weaver 330C. The original base is not marked Redfield. I handed in a Scant stock marked OG framed, the only one available at the time. The bolt closes on the NO GO gauge and it seems that the bolt of the A4 is shorter by 1 millimeter than that of my A3 Remington. The gauges are OK with the bolt A3. So I'm looking for an original A4 bolt but not easy. Not very expensive in France but I must to wait until the end of life of an A4

    The USM1 comes from South/West France dropping...

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    Nice looking group, you have the opportunity to get pieces there that are for certain veterans that have been found after battle. We just suspect our to have been used.
    Regards, Jim

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    Ca plane pour mois


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    Je ne peux lire les maths qu'en français, mais google translate nous rend en effet tous amis. Bonne prise de vue.
    I hope that came out right. I did a trick in lecture once where I google translated a bit of old math from latin to English, then English to a few other languages in the audience, in sequence, then back to English. it was quite hilarious.


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    Indeed, I dare not translate into Frenchicon what is translated into English. The particular terms are sometimes inappropriate contrary to what I want.

    Yes, we are lucky to find equipment or weapons on our soil and in the countryside, but there are parts that are difficult to access that you have ...

    I can help you in your research and you in mine if necessary.

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    What is the serial number of the M1903A4? A complete serial number is not needed, just the first 3 to 4 digits. More pictures would be nice too. Very nice rifle!

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    Serial number n ° 3408 ...

    I will take pictures on the next message

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    Serial number n ° 3408 ...

    Here is that attic rifle. the scope is disassembled to repair the tungsten sight.
    the trigger guard is reinforced for the A4 and the barrel is 02-43.

    the carrying strap is not original and if you have a good tutorial on how to assemble it, that would help me a lot.

    I'm waiting for your comments ! Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by gigi79 View Post
    the carrying strap is not original and if you have a good tutorial on how to assemble it
    Here's a video on assembling the Kerr sling on a 1917 rifle, it's the same set up.

    Regards, Jim

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    Perfect. Thank you very much.

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