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Old 09-16-2019, 03:57 PM
GeeBee GeeBee is offline
 
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Default Is this a Warner & Swazey Musket sight rifle?

Today while looking closely at a 1903 Springfield that I bought in August at CMP, I noticed that there were 3 plugged holes in the receiver. After looking at Brophy's book on pages 499 and 500, it appears that this was a sniper rifle with a Warner and Swazey sight at one time.
Is this correct?
Does this increase the value of the rifle? If so, how much?
Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-16-2019, 04:17 PM
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Pictures aren’t working for me, but the description sounds like one. They were reconverted to service rifles.
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Old 09-16-2019, 04:19 PM
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Old 09-16-2019, 04:28 PM
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Thanks RedSpecial.
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Old 09-16-2019, 04:57 PM
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Yes it loos like one.
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Old 09-16-2019, 05:37 PM
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Default 03 sniper

If they converted them back to standard rifles like the Russians did the 91/30s, they welded the screws in place, then refinished the receiver. I believe the M1Cs screws were not welded in tho, is that correct? Just ground off flush with the side of the receiver. Anyway, I have drilled and tapped the side of quite a few Russian deactivated snipers and haven't had any real problems. Some of the welds are so hard that they needed a tiny spot annealing to get the bit to start but other than that..... I think it's pretty cool that you have one and I personally would think about reactivating it. However, that depends on whether you could find a proper scope setup. That might be a bit tough. I have seen WS scopes for sale, but you need the proper base, etc. Neat. Thanks for sharing a nice variation of the 1903.
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:18 PM
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What's the serial number? Wish I could find one.

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Old 09-16-2019, 06:22 PM
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what's the serial number? Wish i could find one.

Mike
937127
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:22 PM
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Yes, you have a Warner & Swasey Musket Sight rifle. I will leave value comments to others.

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Old 09-16-2019, 07:24 PM
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Thank you Mr. Beard.
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