1903 Springfield Mk 1
I purchased my Mk1 and I need some info concerning same. The S# is
1,078,881 and the SA barrel has a 12/18 which most likely is a match.
The stock I feel is a Mk 1 stock with the right cut for the extraction of
the shells. The big question is there is a R A-P on the left side of the grip.
I can not remember these letters and what they represent. The bolt is
Remington with the small "r" on most of the parts and on top and bottom
of the handle is the number 42 stamped. Can some one tell me what the 42
stands for? The inspection mark of the "P" is under the grip as normal. I
have been told that when they rejected the Peterson device they grab
the first bolt that they had that made the fit whether it was Springfield,
or Remington. Any help would be appreciated. I hope the RA-P happens
to go with the Springfield rifle and it does not mean it is a Remington stock!!