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    2 Groove Barrels

    Did any one other than Remington make 2 groove barrels? My SC (built around 8/43 per Poyer's book) has a 2 groove: no doubt a replacement. This rifle was ordered through the DCM in 1962 and the barrel subsequently has been cut.

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    Another SC question: I have 6 spare '03/A3 bolts. Two are in their original wrapping (paired) in the box that had 4 bolts in it marked Smith Corona. I sold the other two bolts. The safety lug on these bolts is a "square" lump as opposed to the '03 contour. Another bolt has stampings on the underside of the root, a lightly marked "X" and a deeper "P". That bolt has the contour but not as "graceful" as an '03 bolt. Is this an SC bolt?

    As an aside, another 2 bolts are in the original Brown & Sharpe box and have the safety lug barely beveled of the foreward corner.

    Bolt #6 is an ordinary Remington with the contoured lug and the "R" stamped root.

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    The story goes that S-C may well have made a very small number of 2 groove barrels at the very end of their contract. I have never seen one, by the way. How is your barrel marked?

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    "barrel subsequently has been cut"

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    Calif-Steve is correct. Smith-Corona made a few 2-groove barrels near the end of production, but they are extremely rare. With an 8/43 SC receiver, you most assuredly have a Remington barrel.

    J.B.

    ---------- Post added at 08:52 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:49 PM ----------

    Bolt #3 does not match the description of an SC bolt.

    J.B.

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    quite a find to have a spare SC bolt.

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    the SC barrels i have seen that were 2 groove were all 9-43 dated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckindenver View Post
    the SC barrels i have seen that were 2 groove were all 9-43 dated.
    The 2 groove barrels listed on the VI Shooter site are all marked 11-43. I am still waiting to see one for myself!

    Mike

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    Did the VI shooter site change domain
    I have it bookmarked and it comes up file 404

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    The Vi Shooter website has been removed with the passing of the original owner. Fortunately, the website was archived. Here's a link to the archived website.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20221207...net/m1903.html

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