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Old 03-13-2019, 12:42 PM
johnk johnk is offline
 
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Default 513T stamped "Military Finish" on barrel

I am cleaning our club's rifles. We have seven 513T's. They range in s/n from 107xx to 1031xx. Two of the s/n's, 658xx,(parked) and 688xx (blued) have "Military Finish" stamped on the barrels near the receiver. Is there a reason why those rifles have it stamped on the barrel while s/n's above and below do not ?
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:15 PM
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I have one, parked, serial #695XX with "Military Finish" between "US Property" on the barrel and "US Property" on the receiver. Could be the ones without were commercial production, acquired by the military from Remington to help fill an order.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:55 AM
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the original WWII contract rifles were delivered with commercial blue + stocks - starting in 1942 they were finished in a dull blue [military finish ] with unfluted stock combs to expedite production - none left the factory parkerized , the parkerization was done during arsenal repairs + rebuilds - some war time stocks had 03 springfield rear swivels mounted on front + rear of stock - I have no records of serial numbers but they are all date coded on left rear of barrel - the post war ones will usually have a U.S. property number on l/r receiver - the 1941 - 1944 productions were acquired as trainers , the later ones for post recreational use -
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Old 03-14-2019, 01:37 PM
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4 of our rifles were manufactured in 1942. The 2 rifles manufactured in 1943 have "D MM" and "E MM" stamped on the barrels which are 9/43 and 10/43 respectively. The 103xxx has no barrel date and no "US Property" stamp but is also a LEAD rebuild so they probably used a commercial barrel. Is it just a coincidence that the 2 rifles stamped with the words "Military Finish" on the barrels were made in 1943 and the only time Remington use "MM" on the date code ?
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