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Old 03-22-2019, 09:23 AM
WebSmithEddy WebSmithEddy is offline
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Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
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Default I received another nice Field Grade

S.A. Field Grade

Looks like Sept. 1943 receiver with a Feb. 1952 barrel. HRA trigger group.

No visible cartouches on the stock. The oprod spring had a little rust on it, but cleaned up OK.

I had hoped to include a range report with this post, but my shooting range is hosting 4H Regional Matches this week. So, that’s a good reason for the range to be unavailable. I’ll just have to wait a week to try it out.

I stickied for “No hackberry, please” and I’m very pleased. There are some big dings on the stock, so I’m going try steaming them.

One thing, the front sight is shifted pretty far to the right, but it is staked there, so I’m assuming that is going to be OK.

More photos…
  • Receiver drawing #: D28291 30 (Sept-Dec ’43)
  • Barrel: S-A-2-52
  • Bolt drawing #: D28287-12SA, Heat lot: W10B <>
  • Oprod: 6535382 SA
  • Follower assembly: 11 (there is a nick out of one end of the follower)
  • Gas plug: Marked with a “P” and a hexagon
  • Rear sight: DRC
  • Trigger group: 6528290-HRA N
  • Hammer: 5546008-HRA N
  • Safety: HRA
  • "Y" on the back of the hang tag

Last edited by WebSmithEddy; 03-22-2019 at 09:28 AM.
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Old 03-22-2019, 09:33 AM
JustinandKim JustinandKim is offline
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Location: Albertville,Alabama
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Very nice rifle!!! Man I would of guessed service grade on that rifle.
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Old 03-22-2019, 09:46 AM
Det. Jason 714 Det. Jason 714 is offline
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Very nice rifle! Great score on a field grade.
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Old 03-22-2019, 10:18 AM
Ronwall Ronwall is offline
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Location: Ky
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Nice rifle. If it were mine all I would do to it is clean the metal, lube it, install a new op rod spring, clean the wood with BLO and shoot it. Unless the dings are huge you can rub some BLO in them with a Q-tip and they'll blend in but still give the rifle some character.
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Old 03-22-2019, 01:05 PM
Texcl Texcl is offline
Join Date: Feb 2019
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How’s the bore? It’s a great looking rifle. My field grade had the front sight stakedway off to the side too I centered it and centered the rear sight back to zero and she hits dead on now. Looked like someone had a bad flinch and zeroed it to that. Every once in a while I’ll have one of my men bring me a pistol that is shooting to one side and will want me to move the sight. I always refuse until I watch them shoot, I’ll then point out a flaw in their shooting technique and work on it until they are hitting where they are aiming. I can think of only once or twice in the last 11 years when I had to move a sight and it was due to an impact moving the sights out of center.
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:37 PM
Rock Rock is offline
Join Date: Nov 2010
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The staked front sight is common on RIA rebuilds. Your sight looks like it was moved as the staking on the sight and gas cylinder is misaligned. Your rifle also has the light metal finish of RIA rebuilds. However I don't see an RIA stamp on the stock.

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