When was my Remington 1903 made?
The M1903 was manufactured by Springfield Armory at varying levels of production from 1903 until the late 1930s and at Rock Island Arsenal from 1903 until 1913 and again from 1917 until just after World War I.
What is the difference between a 1903 and 1903A3?
The major difference is the 1903 had a traditional open sight mounted on the barrel, while the A3 has an adjustable ring sight mounted on the receiver. For comparison – the A3 sight is sort of like the adjustable sights on the later M1 carbines, while the ’03 sight is close to what was on Mausers at the time.
Are Remington 1903 safe to shoot?
As manufactured they are all correctly heat-treated and without exception are safe to shoot. With a new to you rifle, go to a reputabe gunsmith and have the headspace , firing pin, etc. checked just to make sure that everything is in order.
What kind of gun was the Colt Model 1903?
Model: Colt Pocket Hammerless Model 1903 Type: Internal hammer, semi-automatic, single-action pistol, blowback Patent Dates: April 20, 1897; December 22, 1903 Year of Manufacture: 1923, Model M, Type III (mfg. 1910-1923)
When did the Colt 1903 Pocket Hammer come out?
MODEL 1903 POCKET HAMMER PRODUCTION Year Serial Number Quantity 1903 19999 – 19900 100 1904 19899 – 18700 1200 1905 18699 – 17400 1300 1906 17399 – 16000, 20000 – 20800 2200
What is the serial number of a 1903?
Kit .38 Special (.38 Special Caliber) Kit .38 Special (.45 ACP) Kit Conversion .45 – .22 Kit Conversion .22 – .45 Model 1900 Model 1902 Sporting Model 1902 Military* 1918-1929 Model 1903 Hammerless .32 Model 1903 (Hammer) Pocket* 1918-1929 Model 1905 .45
How can I find the serial number of a colt?
Enter the serial number, without spaces or dashes, to search the database. If multiple models appear for your serial number simply match the date with the appropriate model, as certain vintage firearms can share serial numbers between different models.