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Springfield NRA Sporter...or NM rifle.

M1903, M1903A3 and M1917.
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Springfield NRA Sporter...or NM rifle.

#1 Post by Calfed » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:20 pm

A few weeks ago I won a Springfield Sporter style rifle at an auction. I got it pretty cheap and was encouraged by the fact that it is listed on the Springfield Research Service data base...but as a NM model. It is strange, however, because dozens of rifles before this one and dozens after, all consecutive serials, are listed as Sporters.

I'm guessing that the data base is off or that a buyer converted a NM model to a sporter configuration.

Description advised a serial number of 1266801 and a "Star Crown".



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Re: Springfield NRA Sporter...or NM rifle.

#2 Post by Calfed » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:40 pm

Good news. John Beard, over on the CMP forums, was able to trace the star gauge code on the barrel and confirm that this is an authentic NRA Sporter.

http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php ... ost1617258

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Re: Springfield NRA Sporter...or NM rifle.

#3 Post by sowbelle » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:17 pm

thanks for sharing
will you shoot it?
In competition?

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Re: Springfield NRA Sporter...or NM rifle.

#4 Post by Calfed » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:25 pm

I did shoot it a bit. I haven't worked up a load for the rifle, but did have half a box (well, 9 rounds) left of some Hunting Shack 175 gr 30.06 ammo. I fired a 5 round group and my son finished off the other 4 rounds

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