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Old 02-23-2017, 09:44 AM   #1
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1903 Springfield Mark 1

I recently picked up a Springfield 1903 Mark 1. Serial number 1,10x,xxx. Looks like it was re-barreled in 1942 by Springfield armory. The previous owner had it chromed, but this is a working rifle (not a parade). I was wondering if anybody had some insight in to what it might be worth? What I'm holding on to?

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Old 02-23-2017, 09:47 AM   #2
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:25 PM   #3
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Chrome or nickel?

It's kinda pretty in a tarted-up sort of way.
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Old 02-24-2017, 07:16 PM   #4
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Chrome or nickel?
I was going to suggest the same thing. Didn't some of the honor guards use nickle plated rifles back in the sixties? I vaguely remember shiny silver rifles in a parade when I was kindergarten age.
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I was going to suggest the same thing. Didn't some of the honor guards use nickle plated rifles back in the sixties? I vaguely remember shiny silver rifles in a parade when I was kindergarten age.
They were usually demilled, though.
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:02 AM   #6
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My Dad bought an 03-A3 from the back of an American Rifleman mail order offer.

I think he paid ten bucks plus shipping.

Wish I still had it.
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I remember when you could mail order Lugers for $39.99.
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Old 02-26-2017, 02:46 AM   #8
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Where are our Springfield experts?
Does that hole in the side mean it was set up for a semi-auto conversion device?
Pedersen Device? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedersen_device
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Old 02-26-2017, 07:13 AM   #9
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Where are our Springfield experts?
Does that hole in the side mean it was set up for a semi-auto conversion device?
Pedersen Device? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedersen_device
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Yes the Mark I was cut like that to accept a Pederson device. If that rifle was mine I would seriously consider getting the plating removed and put a proper finish on it.
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Old 02-27-2017, 03:00 AM   #10
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If it was show plated a gunsmith should check the chamber for head space and the barrel diameter reduction.

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