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Old 04-01-2016, 09:04 PM
WoreOutMarine WoreOutMarine is offline
 
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Check out the USMC-SNIPER on ebay being advertised for auction from Germany. 14X with serial no.1241 ...........ebay item number 301911031777.....Love to hear thoughts on this one. To bad the ad isn't in english. Would love to read what the owner is saying about this one.
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Old 04-02-2016, 06:28 PM
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I like the looks of the German one better than the other one.
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Old 09-18-2019, 05:38 PM
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Here is one for discussion.

https://www.proxibid.com/Firearms-Mi...blast+09.18.19
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Old 09-18-2019, 05:57 PM
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It is an original scope that has been converted to 12x at some point, post 1945. It would have been 8x originally. All WW2 USMC contract Unertl scopes were 8X.

But the Marines did use some of these Unertl scopes on small bore .22 rifles. So its possible they would have bought the parts to up the magnification for those. Or it could have been done commercially.

Basically it didnt come like that. Someone at some point has converted it.

The rifle is not a real USMC sniper by the way.

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Old 09-20-2019, 08:46 AM
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It is an original scope that has been converted to 12x at some point, post 1945. It would have been 8x originally. All WW2 USMC contract Unertl scopes were 8X.

But the Marines did use some of these Unertl scopes on small bore .22 rifles. So its possible they would have bought the parts to up the magnification for those. Or it could have been done commercially.

Basically it didnt come like that. Someone at some point has converted it.

The rifle is not a real USMC sniper by the way.
A friend jokingly stated he heard somebody say there appears to be many more USMC and 03A4 sniper rifles floating around today than were ever produced for the Marines and Army. Hmmm, I wonder how that happened......
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:10 AM
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A friend jokingly stated he heard somebody say there appears to be many more USMC and 03A4 sniper rifles floating around today than were ever produced for the Marines and Army. Hmmm, I wonder how that happened......
Hard to fake a 1903a4 roll stamp. The increase might be attributed to the natural return of collections to the open market?

Considering USMC snipers, does anyone actually have a documented one? Meaning by serial number, etc. I'm sure sure we would have see that by now.

The only one I remember was sold by JacktheDog a few years ago. With official release documents to the officer to boot.
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:14 AM
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Hard to fake a 1903a4 roll stamp. The increase might be attributed to the natural return of collections to the open market?

Considering USMC snipers, does anyone actually have a documented one? Meaning by serial number, etc. I'm sure sure we would have see that by now.

The only one I remember was sold by JacktheDog a few years ago.
I get the 03A4 roll stamp and the anecdote wasn't meant to be that literal. The point is that there are more "types" of these rifles floating around today than were originally made. And there is a certain irony in that observation.

However, I did not know that the population of documented USMC sniper 03s was that slim. That's interesting.
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:24 AM
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I get the 03A4 roll stamp and the anecdote wasn't meant to be that literal. The point is that there are more "types" of these rifles floating around today than were originally made. And there is a certain irony in that observation.

However, I did not know that the population of documented USMC sniper 03s was that slim. That's interesting.
They made thousands of 1903a4s. We're lucky that so many came back.
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:28 AM
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They made thousands of 1903a4s. We're lucky that so many came back.
Okay, not my point but okay.
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:30 AM
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Okay, not my point but okay.
I didn't know you made one. Sorry for missing it.
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