Arms Locker, US Rifles

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Thought you guys might like this.
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    Only problem, and it's not really a problem, is I've got more M1's than 1903's.
    There are six M1's, three 1903's, and one M1922 in the crate.


    Why is it the one you want is always on the bottom and will require removal of all others?
     
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    Some really nice looking wood in the wood crate........show and tell some time.
     
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    For PMcLaine, lover of wood!
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    For PMcLaine, lover of wood!View attachment 7703414


    Thats about as sweet and clean a NM I have seen. The front band looks super nicely fitted. Heavy checkered BP with door?

    My 1.3 mil 1903 was someones pet match rifle, reverse safety, C stock, WL3 bolt.

    I understand the WL3 bolts were sought out, they were properly heat treated but not NS. Supposedly less "stiction", smoother operation in rapid fire.

    Shooting these with the Ohare Micrometer is a joy. Thank you for calling me into the thread to see your rifle.

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    I’ve read the same re: the WL3 bolts. And, I guess the theory holds water. This rifle, with the WL3 bolt and polished bolt ways is, as they say, slick as snot.

    The wood/metal fit on this rifle really is quite impressive. The whole thing is just super nice. I’ve had it 15yrs and never fired it. I guess a few rounds won’t hurt it…

    Your rifle is beautiful and definitely looks the part. Someone did a great job on it.
     

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    Only problem, and it's not really a problem, is I've got more M1's than 1903's.
    There are six M1's, three 1903's, and one M1922 in the crate.
    Oh, that we all had such problems!

    That's a box full of all-American goodness you've got there. (y)
     

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    Do design drawings for that case exist, and can they be obtained?

    Greg
    As a matter of fact, they do exist and can be obtained.

    A year ago, my Dad was watching Sgt. York, again, and took interest in the scene where rifles are being issued out of such crates. He then got to asking around through his network of collector buddies and found a guy with the original US Govt drawings. In his searching, he also found some decent pictures of an original box that he used to have the decals recreated.

    The plans I saw when I was home last were Xerox copies, and not super clear, but they're readable. If it'll work well at all, I'll try to put them here.
     

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    Sorry about the quality, fellas. I might try to get ahold of the RIA Museum and see if they have a better version.
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    I got it printed out from the above and saved a copy to disk. The drawing scale prints on the small side but is generally legible. The document refers to the object as an arms locker.

    I am researching the Springfield Armory Museum collection for more specific data. I think I could use this drawing to make a duplicate, but it's rough.

    What I'd actually also like is to build a similar arms locker for AR-15's.

    Thank you plenty so far. If more develops, I will post; I but am about to leave momentarily on an O/O state trip with the family.

    Greg
     
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