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Old 10-23-2021, 02:02 PM
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Default Springfield 03

South store purchase 2019 it has a really nice bore.

https://imgur.com/a/F249vTe
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Old 10-23-2021, 02:09 PM
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Marine Butt plate!
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Old 10-24-2021, 04:48 AM
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Check for marks on barrel. Has hatcher and wrong serial on bolt. Might be USMC.
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Old 10-24-2021, 08:10 AM
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Very nice rifle! Let us know how it shoots.
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Old 10-24-2021, 07:18 PM
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Your rifle appears to be USMC issue with good probability.

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Old 09-22-2022, 08:53 PM
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Finally got to shoot this rifle, 8" plate at 115 yards missed the first shot from the standing position. After the second shot I hit it about five more times then started missing. I was using de-linked WIN 42 ammo (1919 links). When I got home I discovered the rear sight locking knob had become loose. It's a tack driver!
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Old 09-22-2022, 10:51 PM
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Glad to hear it shoots well and has the USMC traits to boot! Remember to use some hot soap and water, Windex, or other choice after shooting that corrosive primed ammo.
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Old 09-23-2022, 04:39 PM
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I cleaned the bore first with Hoppe's #9 then hot soap and water, back again with #9 and finished with some CLP, I ruined a nice Garand barrel when I was young, didn't know about corrosive ammo when I was 18.
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Old 09-23-2022, 07:24 PM
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A 32 barrel won't show vise marks unless it's been recycled in the WWII era.

You could look for a numbered front sight though. It might have possibly one of those.
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Old 09-23-2022, 08:39 PM
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I do have an interesting SA 1-31 barrel from an old friend estate. During the early 1960's (or even before) he use to buy 1903 barrels at the Great Lakes Naval retail store, they were $3 each, 1903A3 actions with barrels were $10 ea and no low number actions were sold (they went into Lake Michigan).

The barrels were removed from the boots training with these rifles because if a stock was broken, the rifle was replaced. All of the barrels 03 or 03A3 had a dark area about 3/4 inch into the bore that was caused by marching in the rain.
Some barrels were better than others.

My SA 1-31 barrel have a really nice bore, slight dark area inside at the muzzle and the vise marks just like a USMC barrel - but is not from USMC service but has the same vise marks to remove it
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