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Old 06-17-2019, 07:46 PM
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Next time Iíll look at the pictures before commenting.

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They stamped ďA2Ē on the receiver after ď1903Ē above the serial number.
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:07 PM
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I also picked up a 03 with Marine traits. It is SA 867861 has a hatcher hole vise marks on the barrel. Also has a stippled but plate. Although the barrel is a RIA 11-18. The stock I think is a Rem.

Mike
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Old 06-17-2019, 09:25 PM
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Thanks for your interest and inquiry!

And thanks for your patronage!

Your rifle, Springfield Armory S/N 836521 with Sedgley USMC/7-41 dated barrel, was one of sixteen M1903 rifles that I inspected at the CMP on 30 May 2019. According to my notes, your rifle was fitted a Sedgley USMC 7-41 dated barrel, a serialized (non-matching) USMC bolt marked "B 2" atop the handle, a USMC Hatcher Hole in the receiver ring, a Springfield Armory 1942-production scant stock, a matching Springfield Armory handguard like those shipped to the USMC in 1942, and a USMC stippled buttplate. The stock exhibited the boxed RIA/FK inspection stamp of Rock Island Arsenal inspection foreman Frank Krack, indicating that your rifle was one of those shipped from the USMC to Rock Island Arsenal for overhaul circa 1944. Most notably, your rifle was in absolutely splendid condition.

In summary, your rifle was USMC-issue from muzzle to buttplate.

I show no record of having inspected SA S/N 1468693.

Thanks again for your interest and inquiry! And thanks again for your patronage!

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Old 06-17-2019, 09:34 PM
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Thanks for your interest and inquiry!

And thanks for your patronage!

Your rifle, Springfield Armory S/N 836521 with Sedgley USMC/7-41 dated barrel, was one of sixteen M1903 rifles that I inspected at the CMP on 30 May 2019. According to my notes, your rifle was fitted a Sedgley USMC 7-41 dated barrel, a serialized (non-matching) USMC bolt marked "B 2" atop the handle, a Springfield Armory 1942-production scant stock, a matching Springfield Armory handguard like those shipped to the USMC in 1942, and a USMC stippled buttplate. The stock exhibited the boxed RIA/FK inspection stamp of Rock Island Arsenal inspection foreman Frank Krack, indicating that your rifle was one of those shipped from the USMC to Rock Island Arsenal for overhaul circa 1944. Most notably, your rifle was in absolutely splendid condition.

In summary, your rifle was USMC-issue from muzzle to buttplate.

Thanks again for your interest and inquiry! And thanks again for your patronage!

J.B.
WOW John, thanks for your time and for taking the time to share your information on my rifle. Donít think the report could be any better!!! Thanks for what you do for us all and the CMP, servicing these historical rifles. Tom
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:22 AM
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Was there a difference between Hatcher Holes? USMC versus Army.
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:50 PM
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Sometimes when you look at a rifle with USMC traits the Hatcher hole is roughly done and not finished real nice like would be from the Armory when produced. These rougher Hatcher holes are attributed to USMC rebuild.
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:44 PM
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Was there a difference between Hatcher Holes? USMC versus Army.

Springfield Armory supplied the tooling to the USMC for drilling Hatcher Holes. So there was no difference between USMC and U.S. Army Hatcher Holes, except that the U.S. Army drilled very few Hatcher Holes.

J.B.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:28 AM
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I can remember while still in High School, my friends and I bought some high numbered 1903 rifles. The local range owner had a service to drill your receiver for the Hatcher hole for a few bucks while you waited. Other gunsmiths also drilled the Hatcher hole.

My point is that not all the Hatcher holes were drilled by the military
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:57 PM
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Good point!
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:41 AM
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Thanks for your interest and inquiry!

And thanks for your patronage!

Your rifle, Springfield Armory S/N 836521 with Sedgley USMC/7-41 dated barrel, was one of sixteen M1903 rifles that I inspected at the CMP on 30 May 2019. According to my notes, your rifle was fitted a Sedgley USMC 7-41 dated barrel, a serialized (non-matching) USMC bolt marked "B 2" atop the handle, a USMC Hatcher Hole in the receiver ring, a Springfield Armory 1942-production scant stock, a matching Springfield Armory handguard like those shipped to the USMC in 1942, and a USMC stippled buttplate. The stock exhibited the boxed RIA/FK inspection stamp of Rock Island Arsenal inspection foreman Frank Krack, indicating that your rifle was one of those shipped from the USMC to Rock Island Arsenal for overhaul circa 1944. Most notably, your rifle was in absolutely splendid condition.

In summary, your rifle was USMC-issue from muzzle to buttplate.

I show no record of having inspected SA S/N 1468693.

Thanks again for your interest and inquiry! And thanks again for your patronage!

J.B.
I picked up RIA 353188 with RIA 9-18 bbl on Saturday and the stock sounds like the same as above - excellent condition scant with S in cutoff, boxed RIA/FK and a stippled buttplate. It also has a scalloped, semi-circular cutout for the bolt handle on the right side. Otherwise the rifle is lacking any of the Marine features identified above.
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