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    1931 National Match 1903 rifle

    Back around the late 1980's, I bought a SA 1903 rifle with a star gaged SA 7-29 barrel, the rifle came with two bolts.
    One bolt had the headless cocking piece and the other a NS bolt. The stock was also a NM "C' stock but serial numbered
    to a later 1.49 NM rifle. Kind of a mix-master rifle but yet interesting. In 2004. I wrote to John Beard about this rifle
    and his reply was in part:

    Your rifle is a 1931 NM rifle and like most NM rifles it was retained in military service and not sold.
    The steel lot code C128 identifies the barrel as having been made from an unused blank that was
    fabricated at Rock Island during WW1. The leftover parts and barrel blanks were all shipped to SA
    in 1926. Your blank was finished at Springfield and made into a NM barrel. Your rifle has a very
    unusual barrel in it.

    #2
    Very Nice NM, Your lucky to have found that one.

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      #3
      RCS,
      I would die to have half of your collection!!
      We need a group shot of all your rare and collectible rifles!!

      m60a
      Welcome to the Addiction!

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        #4
        I wish I just had 1/10 of his collection!
        m14brian

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          #5
          Not really, most of my friends have dozens of 1903 variations and besides I have a friend in Calif who has about two dozen
          Winchester M1 rifles and another friend in MN who collects WW2 M1's by the month (either restorations or original). The
          really big M1 collections are in NJ/NY and Texas. I know a collector in NJ that has about every M1 sniper variation too.

          I don't even have any post WW2 M1 rifles

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            #6
            A few years ago I picked up a home made M1C, Showed it to a friend of mine Charles R. It had an M81 with both mounts numbered. He called a friend of his and I sold the scope and mount to him. I think he is one of those collectors. I made out very well on the sale.

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              #7
              That was at a small gun shop in NJ[out of business now] Seller did not know what he had.

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                #8
                The P.J. OHARE rear sight accessory for your fine rear sight adjustments for National Matches

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by RCS View Post
                  The P.J. OHARE rear sight accessory for your fine rear sight adjustments for National Matches
                  There so simple they never wear out, I have a copy made by Ray-Vin although not original its still a very nice solid chunk of brass with very discernable detents. I keep mine stored in a olive drab muzzle cover.‚Äč

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