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John Morton 11-26-2021 01:33 PM

03 Springfield, unissued or refurbashed ?
Hi, years ago I acquired a 1903 Springfield, 1919 production year. I pulled it out the other day and started inspecting it. Every piece of the rifle ( except the stock, some one sportered it) looks brand new. All parts greenish tint parkerizing. I have taken photos of all the parts showing “proof” marks on the metal parts. Is there someone I could email these photos to that is an expert on “unissued “ vs “refurbished “ O3s ?
Thanks! John

pickax 11-26-2021 04:59 PM

Welcome John.
There is a bolt action sub forum here you can access through the main forum page.
Many true experts here can help you. You can provide pictures through a 3rd party hosting site. Most use Imgur.
I will say a totally parked rifle is most certainly a rebuild though.

Edit to add: The "How To" sub forum has specific instruction threads on sizing and inserting pictures to your thread in the bolt forum.
Also this site is a good resource for looking up serials, barrel dates and correct parts for your your '03.

John Morton 11-26-2021 09:26 PM


epm729 11-27-2021 10:00 AM

John, I believe it is refurbished as Parkerizing the metal didn't come until later. I do look forward to seeing the pictures. Sounds like a good candidate for returning to original configuration. Eddie

John Morton 11-27-2021 10:05 AM

Thanks Eddie, Do you have an email I could send pictures to?

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