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Hey all! I'm new to the forum but I have a couple old Springfield's and I'm wondering if there is any SRS info on them specifically the 1903 I found a 2nd serial number on the bolt and I'm curious to who sporterized it. It doesn't have the NRA marking but it does fall into their SN range and I've also heard some were light struck and it's not a reliable marking.

Model 1898 sn- 162539
Model 1903 sn- 1244960

Thank you in advance!
 

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Welcome to The Firearms Forum. I am not sure what you mean by SRS info, but if it means serial number manufacture date then I found this information at this website: http://oldguns.net/

The year of manufacture for serial number 162539 is 1899.

Krag Model Production Summary:
1892 Rifle - 24562
1892 Carbine - 2
1896 Rifle - 61897
1896 Carbine - 22493
1898 Rifle - 324283
1898 Carbine - 5002
1899 Carbine - 36051
1896 Cadet Rifle - 404
Parkhurst Rifles & Carbines (included in 1898 rifle and 1899 carbine totals above) - 200
Sniper Rifle - 6
Board Ordnance & Fortification Rifle (26) - 100
Cal. 22 Gallery Practice - 465

Reference: Franklin B. Mallory & Ludwig E. Olson, The Krag Rifle Story, (Second Edition), Silver Spring, MD, 2001.

The year of manufacture for the 1903 serial number 1244960 is 1922.

All rifles recalled and rechambered for .30 caliber in 1906.

Improved heat treatment started at 800,000.

Introduction of nickel steel started at 1275767.

Model 1903A1 rifles were made after 1929 with a full pistol grip type C stock, but were otherwise the same as earlier Model 1903 Rifles and marked Model 1903.

About 25,000 National Match rifles were scattered throughout production from about 1920 to 1940, and many can be documented by serial number to their original purchaser by payment of a fee to Springfield Research Service, Silver Spring MD.
 

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Welcome to The Firearms Forum. I am not sure what you mean by SRS info, but if it means serial number manufacture date then I found this information at this website: http://oldguns.net/

The year of manufacture for serial number 162539 is 1899.

Krag Model Production Summary:
1892 Rifle - 24562
1892 Carbine - 2
1896 Rifle - 61897
1896 Carbine - 22493
1898 Rifle - 324283
1898 Carbine - 5002
1899 Carbine - 36051
1896 Cadet Rifle - 404
Parkhurst Rifles & Carbines (included in 1898 rifle and 1899 carbine totals above) - 200
Sniper Rifle - 6
Board Ordnance & Fortification Rifle (26) - 100
Cal. 22 Gallery Practice - 465

Reference: Franklin B. Mallory & Ludwig E. Olson, The Krag Rifle Story, (Second Edition), Silver Spring, MD, 2001.

The year of manufacture for the 1903 serial number 1244960 is 1922.

All rifles recalled and rechambered for .30 caliber in 1906.

Improved heat treatment started at 800,000.

Introduction of nickel steel started at 1275767.

Model 1903A1 rifles were made after 1929 with a full pistol grip type C stock, but were otherwise the same as earlier Model 1903 Rifles and marked Model 1903.

About 25,000 National Match rifles were scattered throughout production from about 1920 to 1940, and many can be documented by serial number to their original purchaser by payment of a fee to Springfield Research Service, Silver Spring MD.
SRS stands for Springfield Research Services. I did know that years of production for the gun. I'm more trying to figure out who sporterized the 1903. After close inspection I noticed a serial number on top of the bolt that is handwritten which leads me to believe it was sporterized by a company I'm just unsure who. I'm trying to find approximate value and some sporterized models can reach some amazing amounts. But back to SRS some people may have or may have access to the books published by Springfield Research Services
 

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SRS stands for Springfield Research Services. I did know that years of production for the gun. I'm more trying to figure out who sporterized the 1903. After close inspection I noticed a serial number on top of the bolt that is handwritten which leads me to believe it was sporterized by a company I'm just unsure who. I'm trying to find approximate value and some sporterized models can reach some amazing amounts. But back to SRS some people may have or may have access to the books published by Springfield Research Services
Again, I hope the mods don't get upset with me for linking another forum, but people do SRS requests over at the CMP forums;
http://forums.thecmp.org/
 
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