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Old 06-26-2020, 04:00 PM
Rick the Librarian Rick the Librarian is offline
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John Beard would be able to give you more and better information, but as I understand it, Rock Island produced "parts sets" for much of World War II - that is why you have so many 265,000-285,000 RIAs, technically, 1917 production, with 1918 barrels. Plus the fuss about the case-hardened receivers, as well.
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