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Cases of New Smith Corona 1903 A3's

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by xring, Nov 20, 2008.

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  1. xring

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  2. rcmodel

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    The only "supplier" was Remington & Smith-Corona.
    Rifles were crated & shipped direct from the factory on rail cars, to the government supply depots.

    Sounds like grandpa wasn't a "supplier".

    Sounds like he was just a thief undermining the war effort!

    rcmodel
     
  3. xring

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    I concur. Pretty blatant if the story is true.
     
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    If they were stolen, and it sounds like there is a good chance of that, then I think the statute of limitations for that would be over, so I am not sure its even an issue at this point.
     
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    Buy cheap, buy deep :D
     
  6. thegooch

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    I'll take one :)
     
  7. finfanatic

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    I'll take one or two

    I'll take one...or two. ;)
     
  8. takhtakaal

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    The OP isn't the good "Doc" with the Swiss interests perchance, is he?

    I'd like some of that rifle action too, please! Put me down for one!
     
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    Grandpa's name wasnt Pike, was it? Did he ride with a wild bunch of boys? :)
     
  11. xring

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    Really, I'm not being coy, but this is a friend of a friend type deal.
    AK103K...sounds like you might have been a wild boy?:D
     
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    **** put me in for one what kinda price we talking about?
     
  13. paintballdude902

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    id love to have some consecutive numbered 03's
     
  14. AK103K

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    Naw...but for some weird reason, I do keep hearing in the back of my head "IT MUST BE MOUNTED ON A TRIPOD!" in an annoyed German accent. :)
     
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    The NY Mafia did have pretty good ties in the Cleveland area at that time I wouldn't be surprised a few cases of rifles etc didn't go missing. Considering there was a lot of the auto industry producing war materials in the "rust belt" i.e. Michigan, Ohio etc...The rumors may be true.
     
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    I'm not buying the story without any photos.
     
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    I'll buy one, just take a group pic of you in front of all of them, and holding one of them up. lemme know how much, and where to send
    the m.o. to...
     
  18. Almond27

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    Holy cow I'd say Grandpa won't have a problem finding buyers stolen or not.
     
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    Wouldnt mine one also.
     
  20. Shade00

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    I'll drive to Ohio to meet this 'supplier.'
     
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    :)...
     
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    If I could get past the fact that they are almost certainly stolen (and I can't) AND if they really are consecutive-numbered, I would take out a loan if I had to and buy them all, especially if they are in the USGI shipping containers.

    Tim
     
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