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Old 01-05-2020, 05:10 PM
Logman Logman is online now
 
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Can anyone please tell me what a small letter o right under the serial number on the receiver means on a 1903 Springfield ? , not the proof punch mark but a small letter o

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Old 01-05-2020, 06:24 PM
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Assuming it is in the 1.2 million serial number range itís an unfinished RIA receiver sent to SA and finished as a complete rifle in the Ď28-Ď29 time frame.
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Old 01-05-2020, 06:24 PM
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Can anyone please tell me what a small letter o right under the serial number on the receiver means on a 1903 Springfield ? , not the proof punch mark but a small letter o

Thanks in advance
Seasons' Greetings!

The "o" means that your receiver was machined and inspected at Rock Island Arsenal in 1919, but not marked and serialized. The receiver was then sent to Springfield Armory in 1926 where, circa 1928, it was marked, stamped with a small "o", serialized, finished, and assembled to a rifle, replacing a low number receiver on a rifle turned in for overhaul.

I would be grateful if you would post or PM me the complete serial number and any associated barrel manufacturer/date.

Happy New Year!

J.B.

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Old 01-05-2020, 06:55 PM
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Thank you. Yes itís a 1.29 I am thinking about. JB, sent you a PM
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