Since these were final assembled and tested rifles made ready for Ordnance Dept. I'll leave it at that and not belabor the point. If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley M-F, 8-4 and Saturday By Appointment. The number before the letter denotes the month: 1 - Jan. No returns are accepted on layaway items and the item will be considered abandoned after 60 days.
I am sorry you have such a bitter and twisted view of those who enjoy learning and those who enjoy teaching. The company offered to accept the contract if it would be permitted to manufacture only the barrels and subcontract the rest of the production, including assembly of the rifles, to the L. In my opinion, one cannot tell or gauge the muzzle wear by inserting a bullet. Since the Smith-Corona factory was in relatively close proximity to the Remington plant, it was believed that the latter would be able to assist the new manufacturer with the technical aspects of rifle production. Most of these parts were originally blued although a few components made later in production, such as upper bands, may have been Parkerized.
The one to gauge your rifles worth are listings that are being bid on. In addition, large numbers were shipped to various ordnance facilities for inspection and overhaul prior to being placed in long-term storage, typically after being coated in cosmoline. And he clearly has not researched the matter. We are not gun appraisers here. All the functional surfaces were give the same care as the earlier rifles and by all accounts, the M1903A3 functioned and fired as well as the prior M1903 rifles, but were less resource intensive to manufacture and faster to produce. It reveals the level of veracity of your own research and knowledge, as well as a peek into personalities.
Please see the conditions of sale listed in the terms and conditions. No gun should be fired without being examined by a competent gunsmith. Even so, it was apparent that more rifles would be needed. So it depends on condition and the local market. We will also break down takedowns. Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. Cycled a round into the chamber and it went off before the lugs were locked.
On the Corona 3, Four and many early Smith-Corona Portables, the serial number can be found on the inside of the back of the underside of the base. Even with this increase in output, the anticipated supply of service rifles would be insufficient to meet the demand. This invoice will include totals for the sale and all instructions. Large numbers were also utilized for stateside training and for supplementary use by sentries and other personnel. The box has foam inserts, shows handing marks and light staining throughout. We do not require prior notice to place an item on the layaway. As I no longer have a parakeet I am unsure as to what to do with mine.
It was decided to use these up before any mass introduction of C-stocks. It is an excellent reference for the why's and how's of the rifle's existance but again, not enough about the myriad of versions and variations that came from the three major manufacturers. Your 03-A3 is 70+ years old and I have no doubt it may have had parts replaced. If it were in my corral, I would use a box of factory ammo first, cover the receiver with a heavy towel for the first 3 rounds, then have fun with it. There are curently no widely known guidelines to differentiate a Zero and the Letter O, expert guidence welcome. The swivel, which you indicate has a gap, is the stacking swivel.
It would be reasonable to surmise that these stocks were replaced with scant stocks during arsenal refurbishment for not other reason than to equip the rifles with a dual reinforcing bolt stock. Another minor difference was the configuration of the recess for the spring on the lower barrel band. Remington 1903A3 production started in 1942 at number 3348086. I think some o the things that prevent a new, more accurate book from being written are time, and sometimes determining exactly what is correct. The M1903 was valued as a tool to the soldier because if its sheer power, high speed projectile and its accuracy. It is interesting, because those in his Krag book are.
Im sure in private, all would be explained. One component that remained more or less unchanged from the earlier M1903 rifles was the Model 1905 rear sight. I would think long and hard before selling that. The date, for example, pertaining to duplicate serial numbers is discrepant. Make sure you get all the information you can from the seller regarding his father's aquisition and use of the rifle.
Steelap Approximately 28,000 additional serialized receivers were produced but not made into rifles by S-C. With the exception of some pistol-gripped C-stocks, nearly all M1903A3's left the factory wearing walnut stocks with the same straight-grip profile as the earlier M1903 rifle. Take some pics when you see it and post them and maybe you will get a better idea. The more original it is, better off you will be. To pay online, please use the 'Pay Now' link at the bottom of the invoice, which will be sent after the sale.
I still go back and read all the emails and look at the pictures and documents that were sent to me when I think of questions. Visually they can be distinguished easily by the smaller aperture rear sight instead of the barrel mounted sight like previous rifles. We have had problems with rough carrier handling breaking the stocks at the wrist, and since we have begun to disassemble, we have not had any breakage. We accept Cashier's Checks, Money Orders, Cash, Personal Checks and Cards. The year of manufacture for serial number 4168420 is 1942.