Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by Swede49
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: O3A3 Stock Marking
Replies: 1
Views: 229
United States of America

O3A3 Stock Marking

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Anyone know what this stamping on O3A3 S stock is from?
No other visible markings inside or out.
by Swede49
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: M1917 Headspace Question
Replies: 12
Views: 955
United States of America

Re: M1917 Headspace Question

I did find a Winchester bolt, which is not numbered, and which does close on the GO gage, but on neither the NO GO or FIELD gages. No issues with closing on various batches of factory and handloaded rounds. Could the original issue have been the lack of interchangeability between early Winchester ri...
by Swede49
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: M1917 Headspace Question
Replies: 12
Views: 955
United States of America

Re: M1917 Headspace Question

Thanks to you both. Haven’t fired the rifle yet, and since the bolt was a non-matching Eddystone, thought I would ask for advice. My RIA 1903 (rebarreled HS 1943) and RA 8-43 O3A3 do not have a similar issue. So is this a Winchester or 1917-peculiar issue? My previous 1917s were all Eddystone and ha...
by Swede49
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: M1917 Headspace Question
Replies: 12
Views: 955
United States of America

M1917 Headspace Question

Picked up a 1917 530xxx recently. 99% Winchester, excellent bore on a 2/18 barrel. Problem is that bolt will not close on a Clymer 30.06 GO gage. Bolt stripped, and very light fingertip pressure applied. Would not, as expected, close on both NO GO and FIELD gages. Bolt closes normally on surplus amm...

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