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Old 07-04-2010, 09:08 AM   #1
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I have a RockIsland Arsenal Model 1903 but i really cant figure out what all has been done to it (besides blueing and a really shiny clear coat on the stock) Im also currious about the type of ammo my grandfather gave me to go with it. He says armor pircing but not 100% sure.
Also that particular shell says L C 6 9 around the primer but i have several ranging from the 40s to this one

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Old 07-04-2010, 09:55 AM   #2
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It looks like a 1903 that has been restocked and modified. The ammo appears (to me) to be standard military issue (30-06). Google the "springfield 1903" and compare the serial number to the warnings. Some 1903's with a serial number that falls within a certain range should be checked out by a gunsmith. There is a question about the tempering of the metal.

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362,xxx good, bad????

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aparently I have a very rare one aparently its made in springfield but marked rock island arsenal
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aparently I have a very rare one aparently its made in springfield but marked rock island arsenal
Why would you think that??
You have a RI 1903 that was sporterized, while it may be a good shooter it has no collector value.
Armor piercing ammo has black painted tips. The ammo you pictured is not AP
Any USGI ammo that has a headstamp before 1953 should be considered corrosive
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It's a sporterized 1903. Probably done sometime in the 50's judging
by the style. Value in my area $225-$350. Looks like a fairly nice stock,
has some figure to it. Personally I like a softer finish, but some like the high
gloss.

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Restocked and rebarreled. The stock is an H&R stock. I have one from an an H&R Ultra 300 on my 98 Mauser.

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362,xxx good, bad????
Good!

Rock Island below #286,506 received a single heat treatment (vs. dual) and are considered "unsafe" to fire.
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The numbers on the cases indicate manufacturer and date of manufacture. LC 69 indicates Lake City 1969. It should be excellent and accurate ammunition.

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hmmm well aparently i read the nums wrong i dont plan on selling it so value is of no importance and the ammo about half have black tips some of them the black has been worn off to some extint but they all came in the same case old cardboard army case has room for 20 rounds cant remem where i put it tho

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