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Old 03-30-2013, 10:16 PM
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Not all low serial # 1903s wear unsafe. Some did kaboom. Most survived WWI and WWII. Half the problem was early low quality ammo. The other half was over heat treated receivers that were brittle. Combined it equalled Kaboom.

If yours survived WWI and got re-barreled only to be sporterized and no doubt bagged a few deer over the years I would say it has proved itself. But be warned, one modern high pressured round may be all it takes.

Go do the research. Make your own decision. Just know that if it does blow up no one told you to shoot it.
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