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Old 06-28-2022, 04:39 PM
SirikMatak SirikMatak is offline
 
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Default Remington 1903 Stock

I got this Remington 1903 a while ago, and I've been a bit perplexed by the stock. From what I read in the Bruce Canfield 1903 book, the stock appears to be the style that was used by Remington when this rifle was made. It is a Feb 1942 receiver with Dec 1941 barrel.

What is confusing me is the magazine cutoff relief in the stock. Also, there are no cartouches either. It seems so crude compared to every other 1903 stock that I've seen, but I haven't seen repro stock the same style as this one either. Does anyone have any insight?

Pictures: https://imgur.com/a/odJem8y

Thanks!
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Old 06-28-2022, 04:42 PM
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WW2 replacement stock made for Naval Infantry.

Does your bolt have the rifle serial number etched on it?
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Old 06-28-2022, 08:28 PM
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WW2 replacement stock made for Naval Infantry.

Does your bolt have the rifle serial number etched on it?
Ok, thank you! So naval infantry as in Marines or as in sailors aboard a ship? What sets it apart as being for naval infantry? Would you know why the magazine cutoff relief is so jagged?

The bolt does not have the serial number etched into it.

Thank you for the response and your help!
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Old 06-28-2022, 08:43 PM
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Your rifle is fitted a Sedgley USMC stock. The stock was originally manufactured by Sedgley circa 1941 as a spare replacement under contract with the USMC. The stock is not original to your Remington rifle.

J.B.
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Old 06-28-2022, 09:04 PM
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Your rifle is fitted a Sedgley USMC stock. The stock was originally manufactured by Sedgley circa 1941 as a spare replacement under contract with the USMC. The stock is not original to your Remington rifle.

J.B.
Awesome, thank you! How were you able to tell? Would this mean that the rifle was in service with the USMC?
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Old 06-28-2022, 10:36 PM
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Awesome, thank you! How were you able to tell? Would this mean that the rifle was in service with the USMC?
A number of characteristics identify the stock, including the "J" in the cutoff recess. The stock does not likely mean that your rifle was in service with the USMC.

J.B.
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