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Old 07-23-2019, 01:48 PM
USRaider USRaider is online now
 
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Default Suspicious 1903 "1" Serial Number

I have this 1903 I just bought, and the 1 in the serial number looks vaguely suspicious. It is slightly off center, and seems to have a lot of space around it. However, the barrel matches the date this receover was supposedly built on.

I think it's more likely to be real than not, however, I am seeking opinions in case someone has expertise confirming this as a fake, which I do not.

I hope this is in the right place. I'm sort of new here, thank you all.


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Old 07-23-2019, 02:35 PM
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I looks ok to me. If you look closely the second 2 is out of line with the 1. The roll stamp was out of alignment. Not the first time.
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Old 07-23-2019, 02:36 PM
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I have the thought that if they're all not perfectly alligned (which is the case) it's probably good to go. Especially since the barrel date matches.

I appreciate the reinforcement. Thanks.
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Old 07-23-2019, 03:28 PM
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Default Serial number

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I have this 1903 I just bought, and the 1 in the serial number looks vaguely suspicious. It is slightly off center, and seems to have a lot of space around it. However, the barrel matches the date this receover was supposedly built on.

I think it's more likely to be real than not, however, I am seeking opinions in case someone has expertise confirming this as a fake, which I do not.

I hope this is in the right place. I'm sort of new here, thank you all.


http://imgur.com/FQFpJVX
I have one just like your and it came from CMP two weeks ago...
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Old 07-23-2019, 03:44 PM
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How did you get an 03 through the CMP that recently?
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Old 07-23-2019, 03:49 PM
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Serial number is fine
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Looking for SA M1 2417731 - its out there, the CMP sold it in 2012!
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Old 07-23-2019, 04:06 PM
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How did you get an 03 through the CMP that recently?
The south store currently has a small supply.
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Old 07-23-2019, 04:09 PM
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Wow, I wish I lived closer. Are you allowed to share what the price is? I am curious how well I did on this non-CMP rifle
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:30 PM
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Wow, I wish I lived closer. Are you allowed to share what the price is? I am curious how well I did on this non-CMP rifle
650.00 plus 10% tax....
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Old 07-25-2019, 11:09 AM
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Were the Marines the only ones to put a punch mark in front of the number like that?

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