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Old April 1, 2020, 03:41 PM   #1
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1903 Springfield markings - question

I have a Sporterized Remington 1903 sn 31159xx and I found the initials "DYE" stamped on the bottom of the barrel. Its an original barrel with a 5/42 barrel date. Anyone know what the "DYE" stands for? Is it a Militarily inspector, or the gunsmith that customized the rifle.
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Old April 2, 2020, 11:55 PM   #2
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If you do an advanced search for Remington Model 1903 with the word "dye" in quotation marks, you will get a few topics about matching stock and handguard color, and then a direct link back to this thread.

So, no. It is not a military mark to my knowledge, and I have had several of these out of the stock.
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Old April 3, 2020, 10:04 AM   #3
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There is a Dye Gunsmithing in Dye Texas

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