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Old 06-26-2020, 04:23 PM
John Beard John Beard is offline
 
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Your rifle may very well have its original barrel. Most Rock Island production during 1918 was turned into Ordnance Stores as unassembled spare parts. Although they were making more than 500 receivers per day, they were authorized to assemble only 50 complete rifles per day, gradually increasing to about 150 complete rifles per day. When the spare receivers were eventually assembled to complete rifles, barrel dates were thoroughly mixed.

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J.B.

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