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sakorick 10-28-2019 04:03 PM

Remington 03
 
You just never know when a time machine will show itself to the world......and I found it! This was one of the few early Remington 03's set to New Zealand that survived as issued. It was manufactured in Dec 41, the same year and month the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. It has a 12-41 barrel, and nearly every small part stamped with a R, non GG stock and the OC cartouche next to the boxed RLB Col. Roy L. Bolin, the commander of the Rochester district. It also has a CC marked 1942 sling. I found it on Guns International of all places.

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Shomway 10-28-2019 04:27 PM

Very nice!! Amazing this stuff is still out there. This has been a good year for you....:GS:

8511 10-28-2019 06:46 PM

Wonderful find, beautiful rifle!

Durango56 10-29-2019 06:43 AM

03
 
Congratulations, looks really nice.

lucky52 10-29-2019 02:53 PM

Why were we sending rifles to N.Z. at that time? Surely the military and civilian leaders knew we would need them.

John Beard 10-29-2019 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by lucky52 (Post 1880924)
Why were we sending rifles to N.Z. at that time? Surely the military and civilian leaders knew we would need them.

In late 1941, we were several thousand miles away from the Japanese empire. Our Kiwi allies were only a few hundred miles away and the Japanese were breathing down their throat. It was wise to send rifles to the Kiwis in lieu of sending both rifles and American young men (soldiers).

J.B.

sakorick 10-29-2019 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by John Beard (Post 1880937)
In late 1941, we were several thousand miles away from the Japanese empire. Our Kiwi allies were only a few hundred miles away and the Japanese were breathing down their throat. It was wise to send rifles to the Kiwis in lieu of sending both rifles and American young men (soldiers).

J.B.


That's right, John. New Zealand was a critical part of our planning. They allowed us great facilities to support our forces which hastened the 1st Marine Division to take Guadalcanal our first win over Japanese forces in the Pacific. I read some where the Marines had Remington 1903 snipers too!

broomhandle 10-29-2019 04:23 PM

Hi sakorick,

You did very well, that rifle is a KEEPER! I have been looking for one like that for years!

Enjoy it,
broom

John Beard 10-29-2019 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by sakorick (Post 1880944)
That's right, John. New Zealand was a critical part of our planning. They allowed us great facilities to support our forces which hastened the 1st Marine Division to take Guadalcanal our first win over Japanese forces in the Pacific. I read some where the Marines had Remington 1903 snipers too!

I am not aware of any Remington M1903 sniper rifles. The Marines acquired some Remington M'03-A4 sniper rifles, but those didn't come out until 1943.

J.B.

sakorick 10-29-2019 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by John Beard (Post 1880951)
I am not aware of any Remington M1903 sniper rifles. The Marines acquired some Remington M'03-A4 sniper rifles, but those didn't come out until 1943.

J.B.


I got that out of the Canfield article in the American Rifleman June 8, 2016 on the 03 (first reported in 2002). What he said was "It has been reported that a number of Remington M1903s were utilized by the U.S. Marine Corps in some of the early Pacific campaigns". There was nothing about sniper rifles but at least I haven't lost all my memory!! https://www.americanrifleman.org/art...-m1903-rifles/


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