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Old 10-08-2017, 03:42 PM
ggordon ggordon is offline
 
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Default USMC 03A1 Sniper rifle- opinions wanted

I'm considering purchasing this rifle but before I deny my kids their college education, I would appreciate some opinions regarding it's authenticity.

1) I'm convinced about the scope so there aren't many photos of it, just looking for opinions about the rifle.
2) Ignore the rubber eye cup photo, it's an error.
3)Thanks


http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/...psn9t2yf8t.jpg

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Old 10-08-2017, 05:53 PM
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The serial number and barrel date will help.
Is the scope marked, manufacture and power
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Old 10-08-2017, 06:11 PM
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This might help.....
http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/go...?sort=3&page=1
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Old 10-08-2017, 07:17 PM
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I really have no doubt the rifle is real. I just believe a few parts have been swapped out at some point.

This would have been in the last shipment of 150 NM rifles to the Marines for the 1940 NM season. The really interesting thing about this shipment, the notes state that these rifles were assembled for the Marines at Frankford Arsenal and not SA. I've wondered if maybe because SA was focused on the Garand at this time, maybe that is why FA got the work.

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Old 10-08-2017, 07:46 PM
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The Norton seal of approval. I'd print out that comment and frame it.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:21 PM
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This rifle is close to my genuine USMC Sniper (1526846). I agree with Steve looks good overall with a few parts added. Steve pointed out to me the FA star on my 3-39 barrel as well.

What type of money?
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Old 10-08-2017, 10:13 PM
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The rifle appears authentic to me. Good Luck!

J.B.
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Old 10-08-2017, 11:58 PM
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Thanks for the input. The seller asked me to keep his price confidential for now.
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:49 AM
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The deal is done. Thank you to everyone for their input, especially Steve Norton for his vast knowledge and assistance. He should definitely write a book!
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:56 AM
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Nice rifle... need to get good pics of the handguard posted. Congrats! Did it have a can?
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