Re: Springfield 03-A3 never fired?
The rifle came from a locker in my grandfathers old house. He passed about twenty years ago, and the family never emptied out his old house, they just used it as it was. It was no surprise, everyone knew about the rifles, but no one can ever remember him shooting them. He was an engineer in WWII so I was thinking this may have been his issued rifle until I started really looking at it. Even though he was never on the front line, (because of his age) it is in too good of shape to have been issued and have gone around the world. I looked at it with magnification last night and can find copper streaks going up the breech ramp, but no brass anywhere in the chamber or on the bolt. But the barrel does have the "P" on the underside of the end of the barrel.