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I remember reading somewhere that within a certain serial number range the early 03's had brittle recievers.I need to find info on the ones to avoid as shooters.
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the mark 1 was the 03 that was capable of accepting the pederson device. these were made from late 1918 until 1920 or 1921.

the A1 came about sometime in the 20's IIRC.

the main difference from the 30-03 to 30-06 model was the chamber and the early guns had a rod bayonet. these are extremely rare today. sometimes on an onld sample you will see the stock was an original rod bayonet stock. that had been converted to the 03 bayonet we are used to.
 
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