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Old 03-12-2018, 09:38 PM
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Shoot it or did someone already say that?????
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:52 PM
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Nice rifle in excellent condition from rebuild. It isn't original or unfired. It's a rebuild and, perhaps, only proof fired. But, that you will never know for sure. It will no doubt be a good shooter. JB hit it right on the money.

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Old 03-13-2018, 07:04 AM
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Awesome, I'm super excited to be able to use it. Thanks for all the expert advice. Do you all think the rifle had a good chance of being used in war, I mean with it being rebuild with a new barrel maybe it was used a bunch somewhere.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:22 AM
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What JB said...

It has a Elmer Kieth cartouche which at Ogden Arsenal OG was a rebuild arsenal.
http://m1903.com/isstamps.htm

rebarreled .....http://www.vishooter.net/RA3.txt (John Beard site)

BTW... JB is the man !!

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Old 03-13-2018, 08:35 AM
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:18 AM
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You can post the pics directly to the forum from your Imgur account. Click on the pic, then on the right at the bottom of the box with links, where it says "sizes" click large thumbnail. then copy the "direct" link. paste it in the picture pop out here. This is how it will look.

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Old 03-13-2018, 08:59 PM
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Awesome, I'm super excited to be able to use it. Thanks for all the expert advice. Do you all think the rifle had a good chance of being used in war, I mean with it being rebuild with a new barrel maybe it was used a bunch somewhere.
Did you post the serial number? If not, virtually all early A3's were issued and saw some sort of action. Probably some late ones did not. But, since yours is a rebuild, there is a reason it was refinished and rebuilt. They don't wear out enough to need rebuilding on their own.
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:22 PM
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I would disagree with lapriester - many many 03/A3 rifles were used state side for training or for less sensitive defensive /security/ guard details. Many did not see any action at all. Even rifles used for training get worn and damaged and need repair. And just because a rifle went through rebuild doesn’t mean it needed it- allow me to explain:
While it may have ( probably was!) different in WWII, after our tour of duty in Iraq we turned in all out rifles and carbines, they were shipped en mass to Anniston where they went through a full tech inspection ( stripped down throughly I understand) and then rebuilt and sent to a new unit. The ones I saw (on a subsequent tour in Afghanistan) had ANAD and a month/ year stamp on the mag well area. No way to tell if that particular gun ( an m4 carbine) had one or 15 parts replaced at rebuild
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:54 AM
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Virtually all early A3's were issued and shot whether issued for training or for war. In the case of this rifle it had extensive metal parts replacement during rebuild so it saw moderate, at least, use that required that or very poor care when it was in use.
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Old 03-19-2018, 08:53 AM
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Shoot it. Don't bash it around. Keep it clean.
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