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    Saying hello from Western PA

    Well, since my son's baseball game has been cancelled again because April snow I finally have the time to register and say hello. I FINALLY have a rife of the model I've wanted since I was a teen. It's not pretty, but, it's mine. A SA in the 4,2mil range. I think the barrel may be original. I bought it last week from a private seller. The guy had the class to meet me at a range and fire it before the purchase. He took the time to tell me about it and show me how it comes apart. I don't see myself turning into an OCD collector. But, I appreciate the history of the builders and especially the men that carried these into battle. I'll have many questions, I hope this is an active forum

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    Welcome to the forum from eastern PA. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Post some pictures of your rifle when you get more free time.

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      #3
      Welcome to the forum.

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        #4
        Welcome from SoCal!
        m14brian

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          #5
          Another "Welcome" from the Once Great Golden State.
          Jon

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            #6
            Thanks for your warm greeting. I know from other forums pics are appreciated. I've included a few. As I mentioned I'm new to this. I researched the receiver serial number. I believe it's an early 53. I understand the date on the barrel. Not too sure on some of the other markings. The finish is completely off the gas cylinder Finally, any guidance on the purpose of the rack number?
            Why is it here? It needs a good cleaning. But, I wanted an affordable shooter. I think I hit the mark. Feedback?

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              #7
              The rack # just helps identify a particular rifle in a rack full of rifles. It also helped in trying to find your rifle instead of trying to read the serial number.
              With a barrel date of 3/53, the barrel is probably original to the rifle. M = magnetic particle testing T= targeted, P= proofed

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                #8
                Thanks jak, that is very helpful

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                  #9
                  Welcome from NJ!!
                  Welcome to the Addiction!

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