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My grandfather on my father's side used one of these on Guadalcanal. My grandfather on my mother's side trained and was a decorated Army marksman with an '03

From what I've ascertained, 382xxx Rock Island Arsenal, double heat treated receiver, built in 1918, re-barreled in September, 1944 with a High Standard barrel. Ladder sight with no volley notch. Stock is marked "77 3 1". Swept bolt handle. Anything else you can tell me would be appreciated...











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Nice. Good find.

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The appearance of the crown would suggest that it has not been fired much since the re-barreling. I think you got a solid example there.

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The store received it for consignment from a collector yesterday evening. I stopped by after work, and by some alignment of the universe, saw it. Researched the numbers last night, went back this morning and put my name on it this piece of history. It was available for a grand total of 18 hours, and this is the kind of shop where there is a good chance that someone already browsing in the shop would buy it/layaway it as it was being brought in.

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One of my three favorite, and my favorite un-scoped, centerfire rifles I have ever owned. Perfect balance, and IMO a thoroughly manageable trigger.

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