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Old 12-03-2017, 05:18 PM
rob30-06 rob30-06 is offline
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Default I am seeing 11-63 - hard to explain why, but I will try...

You are going to think I am crazy, but first we need to agree that the inspector for Springfield had handwriting that s*cked.
Many of the etches dated are barely legible.

I have examples of 1963 that look very similar to the OPs so I am going to call it 11-63.
Usually the barrel date can help with this call, but not in this case.

The last Springfield rebuild date I have verified and recorded is May of 1966.

Springfield made some of the most beautiful rebuilds with the Olive colored park, but the inspectors handwriting makes dating difficult without dated examples with replaced barrels to help verify.

Nice rifle OP so I hope you do not mind if I add it to my database.


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