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Old 11-21-2019, 07:58 PM
Airedale Airedale is offline
 
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Default 1093 nm?

I received a Springfield 1903 today. Claimed to be DCM (no paperwork),Sn:1399873 polished bolt has correct sn electro penciled on it. Barrel is SA 11-31. Type 3 headless cocking piece with 1st variation safety. Nice checkered buttplate on a C stock.
I do not see a star on the barrel.
It has a Lyman sight mounted..Poyers book has a picture that looks like mine on page 37.

Could this be a NM?
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Old 11-21-2019, 08:36 PM
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Not on the SRS list - could you post some pictures? Those sold to the military or not sold to the public were not on the SRS list. The barrel is probably original, but there should be a "star" present at the 6 o'clock position of the muzzle crown.
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:42 PM
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Your rifle might be an NM rifle, but not likely. As Rick pointed out, an NM rifle would have a small "star" stamped at the 6 o'clock position on the muzzle crown. A more likely explanation is that a previous owner "dressed it up" to look like an NM rifle.


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Old 11-21-2019, 09:49 PM
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Yes, fakes can be pretty common. Pictures would be very useful.
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Old 11-22-2019, 03:35 PM
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A few pictures





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Old 11-22-2019, 03:38 PM
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The bolt handle is marked NS

I bought this as a shooter and paid a shooter price. It is a good shooter so if it is not NM, ok.

I bought the rifle not the story.

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Old 11-22-2019, 05:50 PM
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Very nice looking rifle! How's it shoot? Any target pics?
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:22 PM
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I was really just function checking in the pasture. th 4" round plate at 50yds was easy offhand so I think it will shoot well.

I need to educate myself on the lyman sight

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Old 11-22-2019, 09:58 PM
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Your rifle's stock was made during WWII by Keystone and the handguard was made by a WWII spare parts contractor. Those are not NM components. In addition, NM rifles in your rifle's serial range were not fitted with headless cocking pieces. You have a nice rifle, but it's not likely NM.


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Old 11-23-2019, 06:17 AM
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Your rifle's stock was made during WWII by Keystone and the handguard was made by a WWII spare parts contractor. Those are not NM components. In addition, NM rifles in your rifle's serial range were not fitted with headless cocking pieces. You have a nice rifle, but it's not likely NM.


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