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    New A4 Day

    New member here. I recently acquired the following 1903A4:

    Serial#: 3421904
    Barrel Date: 10-43
    M73B1: #23298

    It looks to have had an arsenal rebuild (blued -> park) and has a Keystone C-stock with the only mark being the inverted K in the well.

    The scope appears to be rotated several degrees clockwise around the barrel so I need to figure out how/if I can accomplish that fix myself or need a smith... waiting for a Tipton Ultra Gun Vise.

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    Nice, I always wanted to shoot one to see how they shot.
    Regards, Jim

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    nice rifle. welcome to the forum, neighbor! Can you post a pic of the underside of bolt handle recess in the stock? as well as the underside of the barrel beyond the forend?
    You can remount your scope pretty easily. make sure you have a good set of screwdriver bits...only use one that fits absolutely perfectly. I would also recommend a torque wrench for re-tightening. 15 in*lbs is all it takes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssgross View Post
    Can you post a pic of the underside of bolt handle recess in the stock? as well as the underside of the barrel beyond the forend?
    Requested pics added to original post.

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    Original barrels should have a punch mark on the underside of the barrel, about an inch from the muzzle, like in the photo below.

    Original stocks have a very distinctive recess for the bolt handle, like in this thread...https://www.milsurps.com/showthread....l=1#post205733

    I don't have one with it's original barrel and stock to compare.

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