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Old 12-06-2017, 02:00 PM
CPD1979 CPD1979 is offline
 
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Default Another 03-A3 new guy question

I'm a Garand guy but have purchased this nice Remington 03-A3 (3/43 mfg.) because I think they are good looking rifles, and I wanted something to compare with my Garands at the range. This one is a tack driver. So . . here is the question . . what do the different acceptance stamps (numbers/letters in squares, triangles and circles) which are on the stock in front of the magazine floor plate stand for? You knowledgeable 03 guys did a great job answering my question on the front sight blade, I know you have an answer for this!

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Old 12-06-2017, 03:35 PM
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Inspectors stamps. If you post pics we can tell SC or R. Diamond stamp is SC.
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:37 PM
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1563621,

Thanks for the reply . . . again as in my earlier post on the front sight blades, I can't post pics on this site. Too difficult. I do have pics of the rifle that I can add to e-mail but that's it. I don't think they show the stamps however. That said I looked at the stamps through a jewelers loop and this is what I can see from the five stamps . . . a square box with a 99 in it - a triangle with sharp corners with a 57? in it - an oval with a 64 in it - a circle with a 17? in it - and another triangle with rounded corners with a 9? in it. This is what I can see with these old eyes. Also, I have a Harrison book on 03-A3's. Are there any other ones out there for perusal?

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Old 12-07-2017, 12:47 AM
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The four stamps identify the four Remington employees who conducted final inspection on the rifle.

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Old 12-07-2017, 08:07 AM
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Ok . . thanks JB.
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Posting pics is not difficult at all. You just must use a photo hosting Site like Picture Train to do it.

I have an original unissued 3-43 A3. Here is a slide show of it. Being unissued what you see should be what you see on yours. Hopefully the slide show will run for you.

It won't work so here is a pic of the area you're talking about.


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Thanks lapriester,

Looks like a fine rifle! My rifle has five different stamps. From what I've read I believe that's because it's a Remington as Smith Corona had four stamps? Is yours a SC?

Brian
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Thanks lapriester,

Looks like a fine rifle! My rifle has five different stamps. From what I've read I believe that's because it's a Remington as Smith Corona had four stamps? Is yours a SC?

Brian
Based on the pic it's a Remington.
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Both Remington and Smith Corona "normally" had four sub-inspection stamps - but I've seen more, on occasion.
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Difference between Remington and Smith- Corona slots for band springs

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