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U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, Model of 1903

Discussion in 'Rifle Classifieds' started by duartfarquardt, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. duartfarquardt

    duartfarquardt Tigard, OR Active Member

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    duartfarquardt Tigard, OR Active Member

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    If unable to open the pictures on photobucket, PM me with your email and I'll email you pictures.
     
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    jordanka16 Albany, OR Active Member

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    duartfarquardt Tigard, OR Active Member

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    Yes, they are pictures of the subject rifle. I have since learned a little more about posting pictures, but have more to go.
     
  5. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Are there any USMC markings on the rifle?
     
  6. duartfarquardt

    duartfarquardt Tigard, OR Active Member

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    None that I have noticed. I looked up documentation on the rifle ten years ago and got the manufacture date and the first issue information on it, but I don't know if it was a drill rifle or if it was issued to a boot for his use during his enlistment. The last numbers of the serial number are stamped into the stock, but I don't know if they've been there for a hundred years or if it was restocked sometime in the last century. If you want to see the rifle, let me know. Thanks.
     
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    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Early 03s produced by Springfield Armory below serial number 800,000 are not considered safe to shoot. The Rock Island serial number is below 286,500. These early receivers were not properly heat treated.
    These early receivers were only single heat treated are considered brittle and not safe to shoot.
     
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    usrifle washington Member

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    That is not completely accurate, here's a very good article based on fact.
    Information On M1903 Receiver Failures
     
  9. duartfarquardt

    duartfarquardt Tigard, OR Active Member

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    I believe that this rifle should be considered unsafe to shoot. While I have taked to several people who have fired them over the years, to my knowledge this particular piece has not been altered. I assumed that when I designated the rifle as a low numbered Springfield, any interested people would be aware of the caution against firing these. In any case, I'm grateful to ron for raising the issue. It is in the category of souvenier, and a very special one to a Marine.
     
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    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    For a collector, this is a good price for a CMP papered early Springfield.

    Keith
     
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    Ammo Can Sales Tigard Member

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    duartfarquardt Tigard, OR Active Member

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    Sold Pending Funds
     
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    gunluvver Hillsboro, OR Member

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    Thanks for saving me, Bruce! I was getting ready to pull the trigger.
     
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    duartfarquardt Tigard, OR Active Member

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    Sold.
     
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