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1903A1 National Match rifle

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1903A1 National Match rifle

#1 Post by Calfed » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:54 pm

Last year I saw a 1903 rifle on auction, billed as a National Match model. It looked right and I requested a Springfield Research Service serial number check on it. The inquiry came back with a hit from the SRS...1903A1 NM DCM sale, 9/12/1938. Based on this, I went ahead and put a bid in on it. I didn't hear anything back from the auction house for several months, so I assumed I hadn't won.

Then out of the blue, the auction house called and advised that I had won the NM rifle and a 1903A4 that I had also put a bid in on. These are the auction pics...

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Re: 1903A1 National Match rifle

#2 Post by Markeb2800 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:39 am

Nice looking rifle. I have very little knowledge on "correctness", but it sure is purdy. Did you get if for a good price?

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#3 Post by Calfed » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:46 pm

It was a decent price for a National Match in this condition with paper. I got a letter from the Springfield Research service and a copy of the original sales ticket.

Here are some pics taken after it arrived.

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Buttplate is a correct NM buttplate.

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Barrel is excellent, measures a "0" on the CMP muzzle gauge, and has the star gauge mark.

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The bolt is lightly electro penciled with the serial number, as it should be.

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#4 Post by Rick the Librarian » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:19 am

Nice rifle -- any markings on the stock? I see the D1836 but no serial number.

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#5 Post by swede » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:44 pm

That sir is a beautiful rifle!

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#6 Post by Rapidrob » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:09 pm

Very nice rifle. Most go for 2,500 or even more.
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#7 Post by Hippycrowe » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:30 pm

I bought one of those at the Maumee Ohio show for $500 sold it did not even realize what it was. You have a nice rifle

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#8 Post by Hams03 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:07 pm

Very nice rifle you have there sir.

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Re: 1903A1 National Match rifle

#9 Post by Calfed » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:45 pm

Thanks, guys.

Rick...No S/N on the stock.

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