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SGT YORKS WEAPON .....

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Cant remember offhand where or when I was involved in this particualar discussion but the 'ole timers such as the 03 and 03A3 came up under discussion and someone (can't remember who offhand) stated that in the "movie" Sgt York which starred Gary Cooper it showed him using an 03 when in fact the "real" Sgt York used an entirely different weapon such as an Enfield perhaps or whatever it was ....

Can anyone out there verify this and make the truth be known here ... :?:

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Seems a little bit high for a M1917 with a commercial stock. Repark could have been done during Ordnance rebuild. Are you sure the stock is a commercial mfg.? Looks at the end of the front of the stock and see if it has either an "E", "R", or "W". If it has one of these letters, the stock is G.I.. After WWll M1917's were Arsenal overhauled and sold through the NRA. Stocks were sanded and were rough and the rifles were parkerized.

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