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Old 10-29-2019, 07:14 PM
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She certainly is lovely! Congrats. Thank you for showing.
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Old 10-29-2019, 08:07 PM
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As John said, no Remington M1903 "sniper rifles" and apparently, the story of Marines carrying early Remington M1903s on Guadalcanal is just that.
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Old 10-30-2019, 05:21 AM
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As John said, no Remington M1903 "sniper rifles" and apparently, the story of Marines carrying early Remington M1903s on Guadalcanal is just that.
Hello Rick! Bruce Canfield reported in his 1903 story "It has been reported that a number of Remington M1903s were utilized by the U.S. Marine Corps in some of the early Pacific campaigns." The original writing was done in 2002 when many WWII vets were still alive. https://www.americanrifleman.org/art...-m1903-rifles/

By August of 42, over 200 thousand of them had been produced so I would think it possible that some were issued to the Marines, as the landing occurred in August 1942. Regards, Rick.

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Old 10-30-2019, 08:01 AM
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To my knowledge there have been no "Marine" Remington M1903s discovered. Nothing was said that this theory was based on talks with veterans or any other hard information.
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Old 10-30-2019, 08:22 AM
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Three Marines on Guadalcanal with rifles. The guy on the R side of the pic doesn't have a canteen but he has a bayonet! General John J. Blackjack Pershing said " The deadliest weapon in the World is a US Marine with his rifle."






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Old 10-30-2019, 08:28 AM
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...which were almost certainly Springfields or Rock Islands.
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:14 AM
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As Rick said, Remington M1903's exhibiting evidence of USMC issuance are very scarce. Few, if any, were used by Marines in the Guadalcanal campaign.

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Old 10-30-2019, 09:45 AM
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One theory I had (which would depend on when the New Zealand Lend/Lease M1903s arrived) is the possibility that the Marines (who were briefly in New Zealand before landing on Guadalcanal) might have "appropriated" a handful. Maybe that's where the story started.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:34 PM
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One theory I had (which would depend on when the New Zealand Lend/Lease M1903s arrived) is the possibility that the Marines (who were briefly in New Zealand before landing on Guadalcanal) might have "appropriated a handful. Maybe that's where the story started.

Too bad that we'll never know. This has turned into a interesting thread.
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Old 10-30-2019, 02:57 PM
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Beautiful rifle. How about sharing how you acquired it. Afterward, go buy some.lottery tickets!!
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