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Old 11-16-2012, 08:37 PM
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Hello everybody.
As i am new to this can somebody direct me to the history of my Springfield.

m1903 mark 1

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This one has been modified on the side of the reciever for the Pedersen device.
It was sporterized many many years ago and was won by my great grand father approximately 50 plus years ago
What i would like to know is the history of the rifle maybe the date it built or modified before the M1 was produced.

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Old 11-16-2012, 09:47 PM
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Very late 1919.

Here's a nice article on the Mark I that Dick Culver did years ago. It should fill you in.

http://www.odcmp.co/Services/Rifles/...eak_pistol.htm
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:35 AM
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Thanks for the link, I have a copy of the article from before. I apprecieate it tho.
Any other history would be apprecieated. thanks again.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:56 PM
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As it said in the article, the Mark Is were kept in reserve until the early 1930s, except for tests. Most of them were "modified back" to standard service rifles (the Mark I parts being removed) and supposedly issued to the National Guard. There is no history of your individual rifle.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:00 PM
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I remember a post several years ago where someone posted a picture of a 1903 Mark 1 carcass in New Guinea, where the 32nd Division fought, that was taken in the 1970's.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:02 PM
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That was me. I hypothicized that it may have belonged to the 32nd or 41st divisions, both being National Guard Divisions. Another case of "If only they could talk".
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:25 PM
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thank you..
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Old 01-24-2020, 01:29 PM
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That link is now dead, does anyone have a copy they could forward to me? Of another link to it?

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Very late 1919.

Here's a nice article on the Mark I that Dick Culver did years ago. It should fill you in.

http://www.odcmp.co/Services/Rifles/...eak_pistol.htm
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Old 01-24-2020, 02:38 PM
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Here's a link to the same article that works:

http://www.jouster2.com/pederson.html
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Old 01-24-2020, 08:41 PM
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Thank you!
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