1903 Springfield below 800K SN: Safe to fire?
I'm 80 years old and I finally got my C&R license to start buying a few of the weapons I've admired through the years. I don't just want to own, I also want to fire.
I've read that 03 Springfields made in the Springfield Armory w/ SNs under 800,000--and SNs below 285,000 if made at Rock Island--had improperly heat-treated receivers and are unsafe to fire.
How serious an issue is this? Is this something I really need to be concerned with? Do you worry about it when firing yours below these SNs?
Sol (With a little typing help from my son, but I'm getting better at it!)
USMC 1944 - 1946