Re: Old 1903 please help
Well, it was made in 1918, by the serial number. Date on the barrel is 1930, so it has been arsenal rebuilt (normal for those guns, what with corrosive primers). Doesn't look to be the original stock, either. FJA (Lt. Col. Frank J. Atwood) seems to be a WW2 inspector, from what I can find. Apparently the stock was also replaced, at a rebuild. And, of course, it has been whittled on greatly. That rack number makes me wonder if it was an issue-gun for a high school ROTC. Is that rear screw missing, or have you just removed it for some reason?
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