Author Topic: BAMM Rifle for Sale  (Read 2678 times)

KingSnake

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BAMM Rifle for Sale
« on: January 26, 2016, 06:45:50 PM »
03-A3 Remington 
30-06
dated 1943
50 rounds of BAMM ammo included
$700 firm
Available in Arizona
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Re: BAMM Rifle for Sale
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2016, 09:02:54 PM »
Easy question: what's the barrel stamped just behind the front sight?

Almost as easy: what stock is on it?

Harder question: whats the throat erosion and muzzle wear measurements (aka TE and MW?)

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Re: BAMM Rifle for Sale
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2016, 11:23:57 AM »
GJ,
The stamped number is: 2-43.  Is that Feb 1943?

Here's a bad phone picture of the stock.

I know nothing of TE & MW (or anything about BAMM type rifles).
I'll read up on it and see if I can measure it.

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« Last Edit: February 01, 2016, 02:28:16 PM by KingSnake »

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Re: BAMM Rifle for Sale
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2016, 01:01:11 PM »
TE= Throat Erosion
MW= Muzzle Wear
Usually measured with specific gauges from the US arsenals. If I remember correctly, new and in spec would measure 0. A +1 would be next and so on. I do not remember the numbers for out of spec. 

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Re: BAMM Rifle for Sale
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2016, 03:37:33 PM »
Thanks, King Snake! 

The 2-43 means the barrel was made in Feb 1943.   If there is an "RA" along with those numbers, then Remington also made the barrel!

That stock is what is called a "scant" stock - the pistol grip on it is "scant" - not a full pistol grip and not the old straight stock.  Typical for that year of production, so the stock is possibly (likely) the one originally installed.   Good news for a prospective buyer.

Told you the 3rd question was the hardest.   As Boggus said, those are measurements of the throat (just in front of chamber) and muzzle wear.  Not commonly measured on any guns except 30-06 and 308 (7.62) US military guns, because the gauges just don't commonly exist.

But, if you had bought that from a military gun dealer or this was a CMP rifle, commonly those numbers have  been measured and written down.   Without them, most folks will want to know bore condition.  Shiny and sharp rifling, shiny, frosted lands, frosted, lightly pitted, heavily pitted, or sewer pipe - those would be typical descriptions of the bore when cleaned up well.

For the CMP releasing surplus rifles now, a Garand with muzzle wear MW of not more than 3 and a throat erosion (TE) of not more than 5 would be the worst barrel wear that would let the gun be classed as a Service Grade rifle.  (They are not releasing any 1903-A3's now).   Guns used for any kind of target work often get a replacement barrel at about 4-5 MW.

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« Last Edit: February 01, 2016, 03:41:39 PM by Garrison Joe »
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Re: BAMM Rifle for Sale
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2016, 04:39:11 PM »
GJ,
Thanks for the info.
It does have the "RA" above the "2-43".
I bought it from a military arms collector/dealer. It seems he told me that it all appeared original.

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Re: BAMM Rifle for Sale
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2016, 05:21:55 AM »
This rifle has been sold.
Thanks for looking.

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