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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 7/19/2001 11:35:21 AM EDT
ARlady and I are in the market for an M1903A3. Her grandfather used one during WWII. I have been told that some of the earlier version have weaker receivers and are dangerous due to improper heat treat. Does anyone which serial numbers denote the early models?
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 11:51:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2001 11:54:11 AM EDT by raf]
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 11:54:57 AM EDT
The weaker receivers were in the early original 1903 models. the heat treat problem was solved sometime during ww1 i think. the 1903a3 type was made only during ww2 so by then the receivers were properly heat treated. they're not that expensive and not hard to find at all. HTH
Link Posted: 7/20/2001 12:29:36 AM EDT
Beware of rewelds! Unfortunately, I haven't the slightest idea of how to identify them. But if I were shopping for a 1903, I'd find out!
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