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sport10990 10-05-2019 10:01 AM

My USMC Rebuild 1903
 
Thanks to a friend, I finally have a USMC weapon, and as a Marine, it feels pretty damn good. It’s a late RIA Receiver. This rifle appears to have gone through 3 rebuilds. First one was in around 1927. The USMC ordered 10,000 barrels that year. The second being in the late 30s where it received a Hatcher hole and most likely a serialized bolt. The third, reparked and prob received this J marked stock, which have been exclusive to USMC rifles. It also has staked action screws, which was only done by the Marines. Bore gauges less than 1 and is shiny. This rifle has a very good chance at being one of the 24,000 rifles that saw action on Guadalcanal. It has erosion and pitting under the woodline, kinda like what you would expect from a hot, humid, salt air environment. Obviously that pitting had been there a while as it when it was reparked, it filled in that pitting. I’m very excited. Hope you enjoy the photos!

https://imgur.com/gallery/RUKqwfc

RedSpecial 10-05-2019 11:03 AM

Sounds nice, but the link isn’t working for me.

sport10990 10-05-2019 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by RedSpecial (Post 1874164)
Sounds nice, but the link isnít working for me.

Yeah itís not for me either. Trying to fix it but itís not cooperating

sport10990 10-05-2019 03:22 PM

Ok link works now.

M1 sniper 10-05-2019 04:25 PM

Very nice!!

John Beard 10-05-2019 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by sport10990 (Post 1874133)
The third, reparked and prob received this J marked stock, which have been exclusive to USMC rifles.


Your J-marked stock does not appear to be a Sedgley USMC stock. The J mark was not exclusive to Sedgley.

Thanks for sharing!

J.B.

LAH 10-05-2019 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by John Beard (Post 1874266)
Your J-marked stock does not appear to be a Sedgley USMC stock. The J mark was not exclusive to Sedgley.

Thanks for sharing!

J.B.


John

What does the capital B stamp on the stock indicate?

Mine has one on the stock also.

sn 1025654, 12-27 SA barrel, stippled BP, hatcher hole.

http://www.jouster2.com/forums/attac...0&d=1517279601

John Beard 10-05-2019 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by LAH (Post 1874291)
John

What does the capital B stamp on the stock indicate?

Mine has one on the stock also.

sn 1025654, 12-27 SA barrel, stippled BP, hatcher hole.

http://www.jouster2.com/forums/attac...0&d=1517279601


The capital B on sport10990's rifle is a final inspection stamp.

The capital B on your rifle is a unit or rack marking.

J.B.

RedSpecial 10-06-2019 07:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LAH (Post 1874291)
John

What does the capital B stamp on the stock indicate?

Mine has one on the stock also.

sn 1025654, 12-27 SA barrel, stippled BP, hatcher hole.

http://www.jouster2.com/forums/attac...0&d=1517279601

I canít see your jouster2 link, as Iím not registered there. Where is your B on the stock located?

Rock 10-06-2019 10:37 AM

https://i.ibb.co/SfRXK6q/spingfield-...rked-stock.jpg


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