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Old 10-05-2019, 11:13 PM
Gustro79 Gustro79 is offline
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Default Unusual 1903

This 1903 in a scant stock has a very late '39 receiver and a highly unusual '41 marked barrel. I have had some people call it "likely an expedient assembly for the war effort. Springfield had ceased barrel production in 1939, but started again in 1941 with production of replacement barrels." I have also had another call into question the weird font and stamps on the barrel. I am looking for some input into the legitimacy of this. (The finish on the stamped part of the barrel sure looks legit, but font on barrel is odd.)
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!

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Old 10-11-2019, 11:01 AM
rob30-06 rob30-06 is offline
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You may want to send John Beard a PM and see what he thinks.

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Old 10-13-2019, 05:18 PM
mkk41 mkk41 is offline
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I'm not seeing anything wrong. Anything that could shoot was highly in demand in 1941. Garand production was still not up to demand and most went to the Army. 1903s were still being rebuilt and used for training , by some units of the USMC , to the Navy and being provided to Allies. They were also still being built by Remington.
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:06 AM
MajDave MajDave is offline
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The stamping on my 1903 Remington with a S A 6 -42 barrel looks the same as yours except the S A on yours appears to be deeper struck.
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Old 01-28-2020, 06:30 AM
nf1e nf1e is offline
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Counter bored muzzle stands out.
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