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Posted: 12/20/2005 9:17:07 PM EDT
I've got one that I can't place. It's a Springfield Armory 1903, sporterized. The serial number places it in 1928 or 1929. It has some Lyman aperture sight, and so I'm guessing that it may be one of the "NRA Sporters."

What's throwing me is: the barrel is marked "Golden State Arms 1942." Has anyone ever seen this before?
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 5:38:24 AM EDT
Here's what little I know...Golden State Arms was a barrel manufacurer in WW2, they also made many barrels for Enfields which were sold to Canada and England...it is not unusual to find an Enfield #5 with a Golden State barrel.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:21:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gewamser:
Here's what little I know...Golden State Arms was a barrel manufacurer in WW2, they also made many barrels for Enfields which were sold to Canada and England...it is not unusual to find an Enfield #5 with a Golden State barrel.



IIRC they marked the barrels as a repo,, so it would not be confused as an original,

on the left side of the barrel i think ,,

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:13:06 PM EDT
Golden state arms did a lot of business in the 1950s. They built BM 59 clones under license from Beretta. They built 03A3s with GI parts with commercial receivers. they sold surplus arms. I never heard of them being around in 1942.
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