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Old 07-17-2019, 03:11 PM
John Beard John Beard is offline
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Originally Posted by martin08 View Post
So, as I am reading this, an A-marked barrel was likely installed at Springfield Arsenal only, and therefore would not have been considered as a viable part for rebuild purposes at Springfield, or at any other arsenal?

If so, then this would be the original barrel and receiver pairing?
You are partly correct. An A-marked barrel would likely have been installed exclusively at Springfield Armory. But, an A-marked barrel could have been used for overhaul at Springfield Armory, but not another arsenal or depot.

Since the Mark I serial number and barrel date match, then one can reasonably assume that it's the original barrel.

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Old 07-17-2019, 03:30 PM
cplnorton cplnorton is online now
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Andrew found the docs on these at the archives, which is how we found out it meant 2nd class. I have the string of docs, but cant remember where I put them. But my memory is that they had a substantial amount of barrels that had manufacturing errors that would not effect accuracy. So they requested permission to use them, which was granted, as long as they were marked A to denote 2nd class.
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Old 07-17-2019, 05:25 PM
broomhandle broomhandle is offline
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Hi Guys,

Great thread! I learn something new here weekly!

Thank you for all your time & hard work tracking down ton's of info on The Springfield rifle of all stripes.
I thought I knew all about them. Now I know, I knew almost NOTHING!

I hope you fellows write a book or two, with all your new found information from official reports & rediscovered source knowledge.

" The Springfield 03/03 A3 Rifle Revisited"

Men pass & memory's fade, but the written word remains.

Enjoy each day,

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Old 07-17-2019, 06:02 PM
sakorick sakorick is offline
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It seems to me at this point that the A mark is a lot about nothing. I'm going to shoot the rifle anyway to see if it groups like others. This has been for me a dynamite thread! I wonder how many rifles are so marked? My rifle has an additional collectors angle so far as I'm concerned.

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Old 07-17-2019, 08:41 PM
RHScott RHScott is offline
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Check out this link. Shows sn# and barrel dates. Several show "A"markings.

You don't need to be perfect, just better than your competition.
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