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Old 04-05-2010, 07:55 PM
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(Sorry about the question regarding the M1903A3 at the top of the thread - I get so used to "reacting" to so-called "1942 M1903A3s" I don't remember the real thing! )

That some set of rifles!

Not a problem, I believe you asked one other time in another thread.

It's early enough (as I understand it, but no expert, just what I've been told and read) that it has "left over" 03 milled butt plate.
I had read that early on when they started, they used the 4 groove barrel and some parts made it on the 03A3's from the 03's, such as the milled butt plate.

What is your knowledge on this?


What no one has been able to tell me is what the markings mean on the butt plate.

http://www.tdr4x4.com/im/g/03a3/Butt...-1903a3032.JPG
(to big to post in the thread).

tnx!
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:32 AM
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Great photos!
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:57 PM
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:15 PM
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Eddystone with correct E-9-18 barrel and all Eddystone parts.

Remington with correct R-9-18 barrel and all Remington parts.

Winchester with correct W-4-18 barrel and all Winchester parts.

Winchester ceremonial rifle. (Yes it is nickle plated). Rescued from CMP South Store. The wood was covered in thick white paint.

Eddystone P-14 with volley sights and all serial numbers matching .

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Old 04-07-2010, 10:03 AM
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Can you tell us a little about each of your 1917s. I am interested in adding a 1917 to my safe as a nice looking shooter. What should I look for?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:13 PM
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I had the whole "brood" out a couple of months back. Not the best pictures put does show the "quantity", if not the "quality".



1. My 1905-12 rifles. From top to bottom:

a. 78,180 SA "John Gillie" rifle
b. 144,408 SA
c. 230,477 SA
d. 126,399 RIA
e. 207,777 (no longer with us)



2. My two 1915s:

a. 605,178 1915 National Match
b. 601,172 NRA Sales



3. My 1918-1920 rifles; again from T. to B.:

a. 1,069,079 complete Mark I
b. 1,092,290 1919 National Match
c. 1,205,868



4. 1924-1929 - again, from t. to b.:

a. 1,266,164 1924 National Match
b. 1,293,237 "high number" RIA
c. 1,294,444 (made from RIA receiver blank)
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:15 PM
Rick the Librarian Rick the Librarian is offline
 
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Part II:



5. Two 1930s rifles (t to b):

a. 1,489,912 - a probable USMC target rifle
b. 1,370,112 - 1931 National Match



6. Remington M1903s and M1903A3s

a. 1942 03A3 3,356,767
b. "ol' #1" - my first '03 - Rem 3,283,084
c. 3,051,437 (Red Star M1903)
d. 3,024,801 (early Red Star M1903)



7. My lone M1922MII .22 Springfield rifle.



8. A late addition, a Springfield M1903, 1,518,249.
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:10 PM
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Those are some very nice rifles, Rick! How do you decide which one of your harem is due for a fondling?
Tinpig
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:20 PM
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He does it by appointment. Booked months ahead.




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Old 04-07-2010, 06:52 PM
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Can you tell us a little about each of your 1917s. I am interested in adding a 1917 to my safe as a nice looking shooter. What should I look for?
Thanks in advance.
Same as any other rifle, look for a good bore and wood that is not sanded. If you want a correct rifle, all the parts should be stamped from the same manufacture. Don't fall for the "Remington owned Eddystone, so it's still correct if the parts were mixed" line. All parts should be blued. Eddystone parked their late models, but it was a smooth park and it looks blued, not the rough park that we see from WWII guns. This is a good site that shows what and where the part markings should be.
http://m1903.com/m1917markings.htm

If you just want a shooter, many 1917's were went through arsenal rebuilds for WWII and are mixmasters. Just look for a decent barrel and stock. Most M1917's have generous headspace so check with a field gauge and a stripped bolt.
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