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Old 11-14-2021, 01:55 PM
jason60chev jason60chev is offline
 
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Default George Farr's 1921 rifle

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Does anyone know or could look up in SRS, if George Farr's 1921 National Matches 1903 Springfield rifle SN 1210470, was a National Match rifle or a standard rifle?

Am seeing mentions of both in articles about it.
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Old 11-14-2021, 02:24 PM
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Farr's rifle was actually serial number 1216470, and it is not listed in the SRS.

I've handled the rifle, and it is definitely a National Match

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Old 11-14-2021, 09:31 PM
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They passed a hat among competitors to buy that rifle for Mr. Farr. As it was used, it was sold as a "Service Rifle" and sold much cheaper, as well. Therefore, I don't think it will show up as a National Match Rifle.
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Old 11-14-2021, 10:44 PM
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I believe the cost of the rifle was $40 and change, which ole' George didn;t have.

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They passed a hat among competitors to buy that rifle for Mr. Farr. As it was used, it was sold as a "Service Rifle" and sold much cheaper, as well. Therefore, I don't think it will show up as a National Match Rifle.
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Old 11-14-2021, 10:51 PM
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I believe the cost of the rifle was $40 and change, which ole' George didn;t have.

To show how much the Government has debased our currency, that $40.00 rifle in 1921 would cost $618.08 today.



So, that was an expensive rifle to Dad Farr.



Pretty much for those older matches, the Army fed you, housed you, gave you ammunition to shoot and a rifle to use. I understand they actually were given a travel "per diem". All you had to do was show up.
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Old 11-15-2021, 09:02 PM
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I was looking at that very rifle last weekend at the NRA museum in Bass Pro Shop in Springfield MO. What a great story.

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Old 11-17-2021, 07:18 PM
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I do not recall the exact amount but as a "used Service Rifle" it sold for much less then $40.00. I had a buddy who bought his M1903NM at Perry prior to WWII. It was used and near mint. It was not $40.00.
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Old 11-18-2021, 02:38 AM
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FWIIW.....This articles says it was $41.

https://www.outdoorhub.com/stories/2...ngfield-rifle/


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I do not recall the exact amount but as a "used Service Rifle" it sold for much less then $40.00. I had a buddy who bought his M1903NM at Perry prior to WWII. It was used and near mint. It was not $40.00.
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Old 11-18-2021, 06:17 AM
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Per the BLS CPI calculator, $41 in 1921 = $596.85 in 2021 dollars.
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Old 11-19-2021, 02:30 PM
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I think $41.00 is correct for a NM rifle. They passed the hat to pay for Farrs rifle. As it was used it was sold to him as a "used Service Rifle". It was heavily discounted, I think all of the shooters were allowed to purchase used NM rifles. But they were sold as Service Rifles.
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