Originally Posted by M14sRock
Hard to tell from the pics, but it looks good. Why do you think it is not orig?
after further research it is a replacement stock never been re-arsenaled. if my stock was original issue it would have remington stamp under the barrel on the stock. the original was probably damaged at some point. when that happened after the start of ww2 original stocks were replaced with unmarked c-stocks at unit level. when 03a3 were re-arsenaled the originals were usually but not always replaced with a c-stock and stamp with a "P". some originals may have two P's stamped in them one when inspected at the factory and another if the stock was not replaced after re-arsenaling.
to me that isnt a bad thing i like the cstock better than the straight original stocks ive handled. it was one of the reasons i picked this particular rifle. the stock was in very good condition with very pretty wood.
i detail stripped it tonite and it is all matching 100% R stamped. the barrel is a remington but may be re-barreled but it has the correct remington stamp. due to the disparity of date of reciever manufacture and date of barrel tamp. altho its possible the reciever sat for a year or more before being barreled. with all the common breakage parts like striker extractor and ejector all being correctly marked its very possible the reciever and barrel were mated at a much later date.
being a total 03a3 nub i found two things i REALLY like. 1 is i can recock it easily bu pulling the bolt knob without opening the action. and that little nob on the side that says off and on disables the magazine for manual loading with a full mag!! i REALLY like that.
the action is soooooo smooth im kicking myself for not getting one of these waaay back when they sold for 100$ the trigger pull has a bit of take up but it is super crisp. ive never come across a military rifle ith a better trigger. most civilian triggers arent this good.