The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Curios and Relics

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old April 26, 2012, 07:41 PM   #1
tahunua001
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 21, 2011
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,562
m1903 stock style questions.

hello all.
I have a low number serial Springfield 1903 manufactured in 1912. it is all springfield parts with the exception a Remington bolt. the only thing I'm not sure on is the stock. I was hoping someone here might know if it's original or was part of the arsenal refurbs. the current stock on it is a S style with grasping grooves.
__________________
ignore my complete lack of capitalization. I still have no problem correcting your grammar.
I never said half the crap people said I did-Albert Einstein
You can't believe everything you read on the internet-Benjamin Franklin
Bean counters told me I couldn't fire a man for being in a wheelchair, did it anyway. Ramps are expensive.-Cave Johnson.
tahunua001 is offline  
Old April 27, 2012, 06:26 AM   #2
madcratebuilder
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 2, 2007
Location: Northern Orygun
Posts: 4,871
According to the Harrington book the 1912 rifle has a S style with grasping grooves and one recoil lug. The two recoil lugs started in 1917.

The "P" proof should be 1/2 inch diameter. May have a "S" in the cutoff notch.
madcratebuilder is offline  
Old April 27, 2012, 09:22 AM   #3
tahunua001
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 21, 2011
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,562
thanks madcratecrabber. I guess it's safe to say that it is the original stock or at the very least a period correct stock.
__________________
ignore my complete lack of capitalization. I still have no problem correcting your grammar.
I never said half the crap people said I did-Albert Einstein
You can't believe everything you read on the internet-Benjamin Franklin
Bean counters told me I couldn't fire a man for being in a wheelchair, did it anyway. Ramps are expensive.-Cave Johnson.
tahunua001 is offline  
Old April 28, 2012, 07:24 AM   #4
madcratebuilder
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 2, 2007
Location: Northern Orygun
Posts: 4,871
I think so, especially if it's a single lug stock.

I would say that 99.9% of '03's have gone through at least one clean and repair and odds are that at least one part was changed. I have tried to quit using the term "Original" and use "Correct" in it's place.
madcratebuilder is offline  
Old April 28, 2012, 10:28 AM   #5
tahunua001
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 21, 2011
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,562
yes everything is springfield parts except for a remington bolt so it would be more accurate to say correct, maybe someday I can find a poor guy with a remington using a springfield bolt and offer him a trade
__________________
ignore my complete lack of capitalization. I still have no problem correcting your grammar.
I never said half the crap people said I did-Albert Einstein
You can't believe everything you read on the internet-Benjamin Franklin
Bean counters told me I couldn't fire a man for being in a wheelchair, did it anyway. Ramps are expensive.-Cave Johnson.
tahunua001 is offline  
Old April 29, 2012, 07:20 AM   #6
madcratebuilder
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 2, 2007
Location: Northern Orygun
Posts: 4,871
You need a type 2 bolt, straight handle, black oil quench finish with gas port. These were used from 1908 to 1918. Above serial #802,00 are double heat treated and well be marked J6 or similar on top of bolt root.

Now that evil bay has changed back to the old gun listing rules there are a lot of '03 bolts listed. Shouldn't be to hard to find a straight handle bolt. I found a very nice one for my RIA for $35 or so.
madcratebuilder is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06719 seconds with 7 queries