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ufc3app 10-30-2019 12:10 AM

Remington 1903-A3
 
I just picked up a Remington 1903A3 from am Auction. SN 3600627(May 1943 ref remingtonsociety.org) with a barrel that has a "RA" stamp dated 3-43 with a flaming cannonball stamp and a P stamped on the under side. The barrel chamber looked pristine with all the rifling intacted and in good condition.

The Stock has a upside down K in the Magazine On Off switch recess. This is all I can see on the stock so far.

The Bolt has a R with a circle around it on the extractor on the Bolt. On the under side of the Bolt lever it has what appears to be a very small stamp of the letters "CC" possibly I can't really tell. There is also the number "4" stamped on the extractor arm that runs along side the bolt.

The Trigger and Magazine assembly is stamped with one spot weld on the trigger guard.(The weld looks like a factory spot weld)

The barrel and receiver are both parkerized and in very good condition.

The front site blade looks like a high one with the letter "A" stamped on the right side.

I just shot it for the first time tonight and it cycled and shot well and the bolt that was very smooth.

Any help in identifying other parts or any information on what I have provided would be appreciated.

http://s873.photobucket.com/user/ufc...02715.jpg.html
http://s873.photobucket.com/user/ufc...02438.jpg.html
http://s873.photobucket.com/user/ufc...02327.jpg.html
http://s873.photobucket.com/user/ufc..._0011.jpg.html

Thanks,

Chris

Rick the Librarian 10-30-2019 08:03 AM

The stock was one of those made by Keystone and is a replacement. Is it a Type C or Scant?

John Beard 10-30-2019 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Rick the Librarian (Post 1881109)
The stock was one of those made by Keystone and is a replacement. Is it a Type C or Scant?

The stock is a scant stock, as depicted in the last picture.

J.B.

John Beard 10-30-2019 09:27 AM

From what I can see, your rifle appears to have some originality. The barrel and receiver are probably an original combination. As Rick pointed out, the stock is a Keystone replacement. I am unable to conclusively identify the bolt, other than to note that the bolt has been refinished, i.e., parkerized. The bolt appears to be a Smith-Corona bolt, but the encircled "R" on the extractor collar indicates a Remington bolt, unless the collar has been replaced. The "CC" underneath the handle might be a poorly-stamped "8" perhaps. The "4" on the extractor is correct for Remington.

J.B.

Rick the Librarian 10-30-2019 09:46 AM

I didn't see any pictures listed by the OP - maybe an auction you were following?

Shomway 10-30-2019 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Rick the Librarian (Post 1881141)
I didn't see any pictures listed by the OP - maybe an auction you were following?

I don't see the links/pics either unless I quote the original posting and then see photobucket links. Copy and paste those to a new window. Must be our settings here.....
http://s873.photobucket.com/user/ufc..._0011.jpg.html
Album...
https://photobucket.com/gallery/user...LmpwZw==/?ref=

ufc3app 10-30-2019 10:55 AM

Thanks for Replies
 
Thanks for the replies so far. Yes I do believe it is a Scant stock. @J.B. what would make it a Smith_Corona bolt? I will look for any other markings and see if I see anything, if so I will post more pics. Not sure why others cannot see the links but links to photo bucket were included in the original post.

-Chris

Original Pics
http://s873.photobucket.com/user/ufc...02715.jpg.html
http://s873.photobucket.com/user/ufc...02438.jpg.html
http://s873.photobucket.com/user/ufc...02327.jpg.html
http://s873.photobucket.com/user/ufc..._0011.jpg.html

John Beard 10-30-2019 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ufc3app (Post 1881163)
@J.B. what would make it a Smith_Corona bolt? I will look for any other markings and see if I see anything, if so I will post more pics.

Smith-Corona bolts are marked with a "1", "2", or "8" beneath the handle.

J.B.

bandofM1 10-30-2019 11:30 AM

JB what are the differences of early and late Remington 1903A3 bolts? Checkering? Handle shape? Thanks

John Beard 10-30-2019 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bandofM1 (Post 1881179)
JB what are the differences of early and late Remington 1903A3 bolts? Checkering? Handle shape? Thanks

Remington M'03-A3 bolt bodies didn't change much over M'03-A3 production. Some marking and marking die changes occurred. But the handle design didn't change.

J.B.


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