Hatcher also said that the simple expedient of wearing shooting glasses would have significantly reduced injuries encountered with burst rifles. Join us to discuss firearms of all kinds, gun accessories, legal issues and more. Have a gunsmith go over it, checking it for headspace before shooting it. The markings on the stocks were identical to those of M1903A3s of the same vintage, and the only real difference was the inletting for the concave bolt handle. The good springfield receivers with the correct heat treatment start at 800,000,rock island 285,507 and up. Those of us with wives, kids, etc.
They were used and abused both in service and after they were mustered out. These numbers have consistently played quite essential functions in the discovery of fresh beings and things. It appears to have been rebuilt several times. However, better judgment prevailed, and I no longer have that rifle. Low numbered receiver are those with serial numbers below 800,000 made at Springfield Armory, and below 286,506 made at Rock Island Arsenal. Shooting glasses saved his eyes from injury. No such comparable statistics are known to exist beyond February 1943.
Sporters produced In 1925 - 1926. Membership is free and we welcome all types of shooters, whether you're a novice or a pro. All I know is that my dad has had that rifle since I was a child now 42yo and has had it since he got out of the Army in 1945. The failure rate was variable by year. There was obviously an error in reporting the serial number, or the date of failure. There were 910 stripped 1903's manufactured for the air service in 1918.
It did occur to me that by the time this was re-barreled barrel stamped S. A firearm made before serial numbers were required will have no number, and is perfectly legal. Remington ceased production of the M1903A3 in February 1944 and continued with M1903A4 production until June of the same year. I'm not operating my rifle in the 75,000 to 90,000 range. This seems to be especially true with regard to Winchester products.
The problem is that the receivers manufactured with the defective billets are glass hard completely through the material, instead of being case hardened with a softer core. It was also concentrated in certain years of manufacture suggesting that an important component of the failure was human error in heat treatment. The sky is not falling, but you are doing a great disservice to those who have limited knowledge of the early single heat treated M1903 rifle. During World War 2 production resumed again. It has been reported that a number of Remington M1903s were utilized by the U.
Some people shoot their low numbers with reduced loads, or ammo no more powerful than military, others won't take the chance. My theory was that period greasing of rounds may have lead to the failures and since that practice ended in the 20's, one should not worry about reaching the failure point with standard ball ammo. Remington only used a relatively few serial numbers from the final block, stopping at the very low 4,200,000 serial number range. The decision also has be questioned from a numeric standpoint. Or if all the low numbered rifles were withdrawn from service and replaced by high numbered rifles we would have expected up to 12 receiver failures through 1939.
Yes, but the bridge had a bunch of work being done at the time and many large pieces of equipment on one end, similar to having a super hot load. Knowing the underlying meanings of one's environment can be considered a very beneficial tool in navigating throughout life. In the Springfield rifle the head of the cartridge cases projects out of the rear end of the chamber a distance of from 0. I made no effort for allocate the 11 receivers to either manufacturer, or calculate an overall rate. Bowlin, Chief of the Rochester Ordnance District. This report reconciles in finality all rifle inspection approval issues that may have remained after close of each monthly billing period.
The rifle could have been issued with that ammo for use in such a facility. I also read the same info you did on the failures. My final thought though, not knowing for certain just what went on with that rifle, err on the side of caution, hang it on the wall. You really want to shoot this rifle. Sporters produced 1924 - 1933. A 1906 receiver with a 1915 barrel, in a one bolt stock, which looks like it came right out of the trenches.