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Old 05-11-2021, 09:27 AM
ilionkid ilionkid is offline
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Default DCM Sales Rifle

Is there a way to find out the purchaser of this rifle? 1903 1,262,843NM 041629 DCM RIFLE SALES 1922-42.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-11-2021, 12:58 PM
Calfed Calfed is offline
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You mean the original purchaser?

If so, check with the Springfield Research Service and see if they have the original purchaser docs.

I have NM serial number 1402726 and got some documentation from the SRS on my rifle. Here is the SRS letter and Ordnance sales ticket.

I blacked out the original purchaser's name.

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Old 05-11-2021, 02:15 PM
cplnorton cplnorton is offline
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Those names were recorded by Frank Mallory when he visited the old Rock Island where the records were.

I will reach out to someone to tell you.
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Old 05-11-2021, 06:43 PM
ceresco ceresco is offline
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I just finished making a few changes to SA #1,273,549. (6-26 barrel) and test fired it. I spotted this rifle because the barrel looked thicker and had an unusually nice blued finish. It is some special version of the SA 1903. Removed the commercial stock, Hoffman striker-mounted aperture sight/safety and ivory bead front sight. Now in a 1922 stock?? with NM butt plate and M22 barrel band. The medium weight barrel fits the stock contour perfectly. A Williams target receiver sight fit the holes, standard 1903 front sight blade and sighted in at 100yds, it put five 110gr Hornadys in 1.8" right away. Don't know much about this rifle, but it is a beauty. Good Shooting..... .
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Old 05-12-2021, 12:50 PM
SmokeEaterPilot SmokeEaterPilot is offline
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1,262,843 Sold to Payson D Foster, Plsnt (likely Pleasant) Ridge, Michigan

Ancestry has a Payson D Foster and a pretty extensive family tree. Might reach out to that owner (its private), might have a picture of him. Appears he served in the 1930s and at least made it to the rank of Lt. Col.

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Old 05-12-2021, 04:51 PM
glindes glindes is offline
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Brophy has a whole section on HEAVY BARREL TARGET RIFLES, starting on p. 105. Model 1903 rifles.
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