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Old 12-21-2011, 11:07 PM
abtex1 abtex1 is offline
 
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Got my LN 1903 from my 14 Nov order today. SN 612xxx, that makes it a 1915 production. Has what looks to me to be the original 9-15 dated springfield barrel that gages a 1. Metal all around has a very nice finish, finger groove stock is heavily shellacked though.
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:18 AM
RD69 RD69 is offline
 
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LN 1903 arrived, 376,xxx serial number with a 12-09 SA barrel and here is the kicker, MW and TE is a 0, on my CMP gauge and the yellow tag. Straight handle bolt with a punch mark and a D or P under the handle and a C on what I call the lug thats right behind the extractor. Finger grooved straight, two bolt stock that has a W.E.S. in a box and an SA/SPG in a box. T in the mag cutoff and an S on the very front by the front barrel band. Handguard has a drawing number and if my memory is right thats for an A1 or NM? No varnish on the stock or fouling in the bore. I dont know where it was for the last 102 years, but it was taken care of.
Thanks CMP, Merry Christmas to all.
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:52 AM
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LN 1903 arrived, 376,xxx serial number with a 12-09 SA barrel and here is the kicker, MW and TE is a 0, on my CMP gauge and the yellow tag. Straight handle bolt with a punch mark and a D or P under the handle and a C on what I call the lug thats right behind the extractor. Finger grooved straight, two bolt stock that has a W.E.S. in a box and an SA/SPG in a box. T in the mag cutoff and an S on the very front by the front barrel band. Handguard has a drawing number and if my memory is right thats for an A1 or NM? No varnish on the stock or fouling in the bore. I dont know where it was for the last 102 years, but it was taken care of.
Thanks CMP, Merry Christmas to all.

Wow! I'm a little jealous. I got my LN yesterday and it's a 1917 dated rifle with the original mint 7-17 barrel. I really can't complain but yours is much older and probably more desirable to many
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:48 AM
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Thanks Phillies, I just did a closer inspection with a tear down. All parts are milled and the only parts I can find that are marked "R" is the striker, windage adjustment knob and rear handguard band. The buttplate is from top to bottom covered with very small checkered pattern and is very rough, made to grip the shoulder thats for sure. I sent in the order with a FG 1917 that I thought had no chance of getting. It came also, varnished VFW stock, the stock, receiver, bolt and barrel is Winchester, the serial number is 274,xxx and the barrel is 5-18. The MW is 1.5 and the bore is dirty, but dont know if its pitts or carbon? The rest of rifle is a mixmaster. Its the first 1917 I have had that does not have a 3GM-K rebuild stamp, this one has a RIA/EK. This one may have been used by a VFW post by the seashore, when I took off the trigger housing a half cup of fine sand that was under the mag plate came out with it. I have some cleaning to do.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:49 PM
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Finally got around to getting a couple pictures of my 1915 '03, s/n 616,XXX, looks like there are still some good ones to be had!





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Old 12-22-2011, 02:38 PM
Zanshin Zanshin is offline
 
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FG 1917 & FG SA Garand
Recv: 11/14/2011
DBU: 12/13/2011
E-Store: 12/17/11
Shipped: 12/20/11
Delv: ETA 12/22/11

Serial number for the 1917 is 150,000 range I guess no way to tell manufacturer. The Garand is 1.8 mill range which I think makes it a WW2 gun.

I missed delivery yesterday will pick them up today.

LN1903
Recv: 12/16/2011
DBU: 12/20/2011
E-Store: 12/22/2011
Shipped:
Delv:

This one was processed fast.
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:43 AM
Moonlitin Moonlitin is online now
 
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Default LN 1903 arrives

Mailed: 12/1/11
Recv: 12/5/11
DBU: 12/16/11
E-Store: 12/19/11
Shipped: 12/23/11
Delv: ETA 12/27/11

My son received a stripped high serial number 1903 receiver from his October 3 order. We decided to order a low serial number rifle to build the receiver into a shootable rifle. He requested via "sticky note" a LN 1903 with a good barrel to build a shooter on his high SN receiver.

As usual, the CMP delivered. Today we received SA # 791524 with a 7-42 SA barrel that looks great. The yellow tag shows ME 2 and TE 2, but my CMP gauge shows ME about 1.5. The bore and the crown look great. It also has a Remington bolt, and an unmarked scant stock.

It's so nice that I may have to order a LN 1903 for myself before there's a run on them at the start of the new year!






Last edited by Moonlitin; 12-28-2011 at 01:13 PM. Reason: better picture
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:20 PM
Radionicist Radionicist is offline
 
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Moonlitin, that's a beautiful rifle!

I was fortuante to receive another handsome rifle from my LN 1903 order:









The barrel is dated 12-13, which I beleive is original to the receiver. Amazingly, the muzzle wear reading was "0+, and the throat erosion, "1". It looks as though it was rarely fired! The rifle is in far better condition than I expected, but delivering more than was promised seems to be standard operating procedure for the CMP!

Enjoy your 1903.
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:23 PM
Zanshin Zanshin is offline
 
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My low number 1903 arrived today. It is kind of rough. Oh well! Most of the bluing on the action is worn off. The stock is intact but has some deep gouges and is stamped "RIA FK". The bolt is stamped "R".

The metal looks milled except for one of the barrel bands. The barrel is marked SA 1-18. The yellow tag says ME and TE both 1+. The bore looks dark, but rifling looks okay. It may clean up.

The serial number is 660k, which puts it in 1917. The barrel is 1-18. Possible it is the original? I'll strip it down to its parts when I get a chance.

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Old 12-30-2011, 09:01 AM
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Mailed: 12/7/11
Recv: 12/13/11
DBU: 12/16/11
E-Store: 12/22/11
Shipped: 12/30/11
Delv: ?

L/N 1903 # 733568, Oct or Nov 1917?
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