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Old 01-24-2021, 01:05 PM
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Default 1903 Mark I Question

The 1903 Mark I that I recently acquired has a punch mark ahead of the serial number. I looked online, and don't see that on any listed for sale. Will try to post pics. It's an interesting rifle with an AV replacement barrel dated 12- 18, a J6 marked bolt, Kerr sling, and the correct trigger and cutoff parts. The stock seems correct with an AAO stamp. Wondering about the punch mark. Thanks, Bill
The punch mark pic is 2nd from the bottom. Some day, I hope to figure out how to post pics directly to the post.


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Old 01-24-2021, 03:38 PM
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Default 1903 Mark 1

Funny. I have a Mark 1 also correct, stock, cuttoff, trigger and sear, also with an AV barrel. SA/SPG boxed cartouche. Also has the original SA Cartouche also.
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Old 01-24-2021, 08:56 PM
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Would you mind posting a picture of that stock? It looks like it has great colors
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Old 01-25-2021, 12:55 PM
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Does your rifle have a left side gas escape hole in the receiver ring, commonly referred to as a Hatcher Hole? Please advise.

Thanks!

J.B.

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Old 01-25-2021, 04:04 PM
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Does your rifle have a left side gas escape hole in the receiver ring, commonly referred to as a Hatcher Hole? Please advise.

Thanks!

J.B.
No hole on the left side, but one on the same side as the serial number.
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Old 01-25-2021, 04:05 PM
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Would you mind posting a picture of that stock? It looks like it has great colors
Actually, it's pretty dark. will post one or two.
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Old 01-25-2021, 04:29 PM
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Here are pics of the action on both sides. Top is the right side, and bottom is the left side.
Is the punch mark a firing proof?

https://imgur.com/277Hlp5
https://imgur.com/0uCylJR
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Old 01-25-2021, 05:11 PM
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The dimple in front of your serial number is similar to a mark most often attributed to hardness testing done by the Marines. I don't think the Marines had any Mark I receivers however, but of course, I could be wrong.
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